The Battle of Barrington

The Battle of Barrington was an intense and deadly gunfight[1] between federal agents and notorious Great Depression Era outlaw Baby Face Nelson, that took place on November 27, 1934 in Northside Park, in the town of Barrington, outside Chicago, Illinois. It resulted in the deaths of Nelson, Federal Agent Herman "Ed" Hollis[2] and Agent/Inspector Samuel P. Cowley.[3][4]

The Battle of Barrington
LocationLangendorf Park (formerly Northside Park)
U.S. 14 (Northwest Highway)
Barrington, Lake County, Illinois
Coordinates42°09′41.2″N 88°08′23.4″W
DateTuesday, November 27, 1934; 86 years ago (1934-11-27)
3:15 p.m. (CST)
Attack type
Gun battle
DeathsSamuel P. Cowley (FBI inspector)
Herman E. Hollis (FBI special agent)
Baby Face Nelson
AssailantsBaby Face Nelson
Helen Gillis
John Paul Chase
Convictions  Helen Gillis (harboring a fugitive; sentenced to one year in prison)
  John Paul Chase (murder on Inspector Cowley; sentenced to life in prison)