Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

John Dillinger

World's Greatest Jinx

Instead of being the greatest bank robber of all time, perhaps John Dillinger was the greatest jinx of all time. Compiled from Dillinger: The Untold Story is a listing of the dead, wounded and imprisoned:

Law enforcement officers and non-gang members killed:

10-12-33 Sheriff Jesse Sarber in Lima, Ohio, killed by Pierpont

12-14-33 Chicago Police Sergeant William T. Shanley, killed by John Hamilton

12-20-33  Indiana State Trooper Eugene Teague, accidentally killed in Paris, Illinois during the apprehension of Edward Shouse

12-21-33 Louis, Katzewitz, Charles Tattlebaum and Sam Ginsburg, three Jewish criminals mistaken for the Dillinger Gang and killed by Chicago police

01-15-34 East Chicago Police Officer William Patrick OMalley, killed by Dillinger

03-16-34 Undersheriff Charles Cavanaugh, killed in Port Huron, Michigan by Herbert Youngblood

04-22-34 Eugene Boiseneau, a CCC worker killed by FBI at Little Bohemia

04-22-34 Federal Agent W. Carter Baum, killed by Baby Face Nelson at Little Bohemia

05-24-34 East Chicago Detectives Martin OBrien and Lloyd Mulvihill, allegedly murdered by Van Meter

06-30-34 South Bend Police Officer Howard Wagner, killed by Van Meter

11-27-34 FBI Agents Samuel P. Cowley and Herman E. Hollis in Barrington, Illinois, killed by Baby Face Nelson

Law enforcement officers and non-gang members wounded:

09-26-33 Finley Carson, Michigan City prison clerk shot by John Burns, during breakout

09-30-33 Herbert McDonald, a member of the posse hurting the escaped convicts from Michigan City, wounded during the killing of Joseph Jenkins

11-20-33 Sergeant Wilbur Hansen and cashier H. J. Graham of the American Bank & Trust in Racine, Wisconsin, wounded during bank robbery

03-06-34 Police Officer Hale Keith of Sioux Falls, wounded during bank robbery

03-13-34 R. H. James of Mason City, Iowa, wounded during bank robbery

03-16-34 Sheriff William Van Antwerp, Deputy Howard Lohr and a citizen named Fields, in Port Huron, Michigan, wounded by Herbert Youngblood

04-22-34 John Morris and John Hoffman, wounded by FBI at Little Bohemia

04-22-34 FBI Agent J. C. Newman and Constable Carl Christensen, at Little Bohemia, wounded by Baby Face Nelson

06-30-34 Perry G. Stahley and Delos M. Coen, bank officials, and Jacob Solomon and Samuel Toth, citizens of South Bend, wounded during robbery

07-22-34 Theresa Paulus and Etta Natalsky, wounded by FBI outside Biograph Theatre

Dillinger/Pierpont Gang members killed:

09-30-33 Joseph Jenkins killed by posse hunting escaped convicts from Michigan City prison break

03-16-34 Herbert Youngblood, killed by police at Port Huron, Michigan

04-11-34 Eddie Green, died after being shot by FBI agents in St. Paul on April 3

04-27-34 John Hamilton, died after being shot by St. Paul Park police on April 23

06-07-34 Tommy Carroll, killed by police in Waterloo, Iowa

07-22-34 John Dillinger, killed by FBI and East Chicago police

07-26-34 James J. Probasco, killed after fall from FBI headquarters in Bankers Building

08-23-34 Homer Van Meter, killed by police in St. Paul

09-22-34 Charles Makley, killed by prison guards while trying to escape Ohio State Penitentiary

10-17-34 Harry Pierpont, electrocuted at the Ohio State Penitentiary

11-27-34 Baby Face Nelson died from wounds by FBI agents in Barrington, Illinois

Dillinger/Pierpont Gang members and associates imprisoned:

09-29-33 James Clark, escapee from Michigan City recaptured

11-19-33 Harry Copeland, arrested in Chicago

12-20-33 Edward Shouse, arrested in Paris, Illinois

12-24-33 Hilton Crouch, a wheelman during an early Dillinger robbery, arrested in Chicago

01-06-34 Walter Dietrich, escapee from Michigan City, arrested in Bellwood, Ill.

03-24-34 Russell Clark, captured in Tucson, sentenced to life imprisonment

05-05-34 Beth Green, wife of Eddie Green, sentenced to 15 months for harboring

05-23-34 Evelyn Frechette, sentenced to two years for harboring

05-23-34 Dr. Clayton May, sentenced to two years for harboring

06-09-34 Jean Delaney, sentenced to a year for parole violation

07-07-34 Patricia Cherrington and Opal Long, sentenced to two years for harboring

12-07-34 John Burns, escapee from Michigan City, arrested in Chicago

12-22-34 Marie Comforti, sentenced to a year for harboring

06-04-35  Joseph Fox, escapee from Michigan City, captured in Chicago

09-21-35 Arthur OLeary, after eight months in custody, was placed on a years probation for harboring after agreeing to testify against Piquette

09-21-35 Dr. Harold Cassidy, after eight months in custody, placed on a years probation

09-21-35 Dr. Wilhelm Loeser, returned to Leavenworth for a parole violation

05-09-36  Louis Piquette, sentenced to two years in Leavenworth