PERFORMANCE OF DUTY DEATHS
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A Performance of Duty Death is the death of a sworn member who dies while on or off duty and such death results from a condition, injury, or illness that was not directly related to the member's performance as a law enforcement officer.

Dedicated to those Men and Women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. May they find eternal solace and rest.
They shall remain in our memories and hearts for perpetuity.

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2010's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Police Officer Police Officer
NAUDEN, Paul Winston

   Star #10803
   Served: 21 years, 1 month, 24 days
   Age: 46
Bureau of Investigative Services - Organized Crime Division:
Unit 189 - Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section
(004 - South Chicago)
20 MAY 2011 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
Special Bulletin
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police
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2000's
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Chicago Police Department - Sergeant Star Sergeant
SILVA, Hector A.

   Star #1760
   Served: 11 years, 2 months, 0 days
   Age: 36
Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division Special Functions Group: Unit 153 - Special Operations Section
(011 - Harrison)
02 OCT 2001 Illness - Cerebral Hemorrhage Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association     Latin American Police Association
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1990's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
SMETANA, Myles M.

   Star #14658
   Served: 19 years, 7 months, 5 days
   Age: 46
20th District - Foster
(020 - Lincoln)
16 SEP 1999 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police     United States Army

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
GRADLE, Gary M.

   Star #9366
   Served: 9 years, 7 months, 25 days
   Age: 38
4th District - South Chicago
(004 - South Chicago)
05 APR 1996 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police
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1980's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
CARDWELL, Helen P.

   Star #11815
   Served: 18 years, 0 months, 8 days
   Age: 50
Bureau of Community Services - Senior Citizens Services Division: Unit 135 - Speakers Unit
(010 - Ogden)
19 MAY 1988 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
JACKSON, Arthur O.

   Star #8622
   Served: 34 years, 0 months, 9 days
   Age: 65
10th District - Marquette
(010 - Ogden)
30 SEP 1987 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police     United States Navy

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
BRYJA, George T.

   Star #12557
   Served: 20 years, 1 month, 14 days
   Age: 45
22nd District - Morgan Park
(District of Death Unknown)
27 JUL 1986 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police     United States Marine Corps

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
LYNCH, John F.

   Star #11189
   Served: 20 years, 0 months, 13 days
   Age: 46
7th District - Englewood
(007 - Englewood)
19 AUG 1982 Illness - Cardiac Arrest National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
CLAY, Edgar A. Jr.

   Star #10425
   Served: 24 years, 6 months, 9 days
   Age: 51
Bureau of Operational Services - Youth Division:
Unit 071 - Area 1 Youth
(003 - Grand Crossing)
25 JAN 1982 Illness - Pulmonary Embolism Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Fraternal Order of Police

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
MAROUSEK, Robert E.

   Star #15453
   Served: 10 years, 2 months, 14 days
   Age: 35
12th District - Monroe
(012 - Near West)
28 FEB 1981 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
GIPSON, Richard F.

   Star #3451
   Served: 34 years, 11 months, 24 days
   Age: 56
16th District - Jefferson Park
(016 - Jefferson Park)
04 FEB 1981 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   
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1970's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Captain Star Captain
McNAMARA, Nicholas J.

   Star #170
   Served: 21 years, 0 months, 8 days
   Age: 45
11th District - Harrison
(Unknown City, AZ)
09 MAY 1979 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
DAYS, James

   Star #6154
   Served: 17 years, 9 months, 18 days
   Age: 52
21st District - Prairie
(002 - Wentworth)
10 NOV 1978 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
GESIORSKI, Thomas R.

   Star #5462
   Served: 21 years
   Age: 52
7th District - Englewood
(007 - Englewood)
26 DEC 1977 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Lieutenant Star Lieutenant
McGANN, Patrick J. Jr.

   Star #385
   Served: 25 years, 2 months, 12 days
   Age: 54
Bureau of Operational Services - Criminal Investigation Division: Unit 633 - Area 3 General Assignment Section
(008 - Chicago Lawn)
13 JUL 1977 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     Holy Name Society     Illinois Police Association     Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association      St. Jude Police League

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
BASTONE, Frank M.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 21 years, 6 months, 25 days
   Age: 46
1st District - Central
(001 - Central)
15 APR 1975 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
HIGGINS, Joseph F.

   Star #9956
   Served: 18 years, 6 months, 7 days
   Age: 43
6th District - Gresham
(022 - Morgan Park)
23 MAR 1975 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
GLYNN, Thomas J.

   Star #6933
   Served: 21 years, 6 months, 18 days
   Age: 46
8th District - Chicago Lawn
(008 - Chicago Lawn)
20 SEP 1974 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     United States Marine Corps

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
DE CUIR, Edgar A.

   Star #4461
   Served: 20 years, 8 months, 5 days
   Age: 49
2nd District - Wentworth
(002 - Wentworth)
22 DEC 1972 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
SCANNELL, James R.

   Star #7808
   Served: 16 years, 7 months, 16 days
   Age: 42
18th District - East Chicago
(018 - Near North)
02 JUL 1972 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     Amvets Post No. 97     Military Order of the Purple Heart     United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 13

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
TRISTANO, Casey

   Star #5086
   Served: 16 years, 5 months, 20 days
   Age: 45
Bureau of Operational Services - Youth Division:
Unit 075 - Area 5 Youth
(015 - Austin)
13 MAR 1970 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     St. Jude Police League
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1960's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Youth Officer
LYNCH, John T.

   Star #8005
   Served: 24 years, 1 month, 25 days
   Age: 54
Bureau of Field Services - Youth Division:
Unit 073 - Area 3 Youth
(007 - Englewood)
19 DEC 1969 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     American Legion     Illinois Police Association     Knights of Columbus     St. Jude Police League

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
BATSON, Paul A.

   Star #10018
   Served: 5 years, 5 months, 21 days
   Age: 38
14th District - Shakespeare
(014 - Shakespeare)
22 DEC 1962 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Detective
LAUGHLIN, Dennis J.

   Star #3047
   Served: 4 years, 6 months, 15 days
   Age: 33
23rd District - Marquette
(011 - Harrison)
09 MAR 1960 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   
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1950's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Park District Police Department - Patrolman Star Park Policeman
EIBERG, Arthur J.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: Unknown
   Age: 63
Chicago Park District
Police Department -
Kilbourn Park Station
(017 - Albany Park)
03 MAY 1957 Illness - Cardiac Arrest  
  Member of:     Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association

Chicago Police Department - Sergeant Star Sergeant
KELLY, John D.

   Star #677
   Served: 29 years, 5 months, 8 days
   Age: 55
Field Forces, Traffic Division -
P. & I. C. Bureau:
Loop Parking Unit
(001 - Central)
27 APR 1956 Illness - Cardiac Arrest  
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Detective
MOYLAN, Martin J. Sr.

   Star #1112
   Served: 29 years, 11 months, 10 days
   Age: 55
31st District - Cragin
(025 - Grand Central)
17 MAY 1952 Illness - Pneumonia Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  Member of:     American Legion     Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association     Knights of Columbus     St. Jude Police League  
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1940's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
CARROLL, Thomas J.

   Star #1617
   Served: 26 years, 4 months, 21 days
   Age: 54
34th District - Albany Park
(012 - Near West)
20 MAR 1949 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   
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1930's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
CZAJKA, Leon Theodore

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 17 years, 10 months, 17 days
   Age: 44
Traffic Division
(001 - Central)
21 JAN 1939 Illness - Cerebral Hemorrhage Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Detective
CALLAHAN, Chris

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 17 years
   Age: 44
3rd District - Pekin Inn
(001 - Central)
12 JUN 1938 Illness - Cardiac Arrest  
   

Chicago Police Department - Sergeant Star Sergeant
TWOHIG, Michael R.

   Star #592
   Served: 18 years, 8 months, 9 days
   Age: 46
21st District - Scotland Yards
(012 - Near West)
04 NOV 1930 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
CONNOLLY, Peter J.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 4 years, 4 months, 22 days
   Age: 35
17th District - New City
(009 - Deering)
19 OCT 1930 Explosion - Accidental Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   
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1920's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
LANGE, Henry Joseph

   Star #3199
   Served: 9 years, 7 months, 11 days
   Age: 37
Traffic Division
(001 - Central)
03 JAN 1929 Fall - Thrown from Horse Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
HALLORAN, Edwin J.

   Star #214
   Served: 11 years, 11 months, 9 days
   Age: 37
30th District - Sheffield
(019 - Town Hall)
14 JAN 1927 Illness - Sepsis Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
GERBER, Frank

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 33 years, 6 months, 6 days
   Age: 60
32nd District - North Robey
(019 - Town Hall)
04 MAR 1923 Animal Bite Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
   
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1910's
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    No Performance of Duty Deaths to Report
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1900's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
KEARNEY, John P.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 26 years, 1 month, 19 days
   Age: 50
1st District, 1st Precinct - Central
(012 - Near West)
02 JUL 1909 Fall - Thrown from Horse Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial   Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
  Member of:     Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association    Knights of Columbus
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1890's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
REDDY, John F.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 8 years, 7 months, 6 days
   Age: 37
17th Precinct - Englewood
(003 - Grand Crossing)
11 DEC 1901 Illness - Cardiac Arrest Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
WILLIAMS, Francis E.

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 2 years, 11 months, 4 days
   Age: 37
3rd District, 6th Precinct - Bridgeport
(009 - Deering)
27 MAR 1891 Illness - Blood Poisoning Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
   
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1880's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
HOGAN, Mortimer

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 6 years
   Age: Unknown
2nd Precinct -
Hinman Street Station District
(012 - Near West)
11 AUG 1881 Illness - Spinal Meningitis  
  Member of:     The Ancient Order of Hibernians
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1870's
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Officer Demographics Unit of Assignment
(District of Death / Incident)
End of Watch Cause of Death Memorial Links

Chicago Police Department - Patrolman Star Patrolman
KEON, James

   Star # Unknown
   Served: 5 years, 9 months
   Age: Unknown
1st Precinct -
Harrison Street Station District
(001 - Central)
01 DEC 1878 Fall - Into Excavation .PDF File Icon
   
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1860's
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    No Performance of Duty Deaths to Report
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1850's
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    No Performance of Duty Deaths to Report
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They shall remain in our memories and hearts for perpetuity.

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