Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 19 years, 1 month, 14 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 8, 19th Precinct - Stock Yards

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle

Age at Time of Death: 45


Date of Birth: 1863

Date of Appointment: 20 Jun 1889

Date of Incident: 001 - Central

End of Watch: 03 Aug 1908

Date of Interment: 05 Aug 1908


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Unknown Cemetery - Providence, Rhode Island
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Benjamin Fogarty, Star # Unknown, aged 46 years, was a 19 year, 1 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 8th District, 19th Precinct – 47th Place and Halsted Street Station.

On July 26, 1908, Officer Fogarty was on duty at 22nd and State Streets. He was struck by an auto driven by Louis W. Pope and sustained severe injuries. Officer Fogarty was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries eight days later on August 3, 1908.

Louis W. Pope was arrested and was exonerated by a Coroner’s Verdict.

Officer Fogarty was waked at Kenny and Company Funeral Home. He was laid to rest on August 5, 1908 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Patrolman Benjamin Fogarty, born in 1863, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on June 20, 1889.

Incident recorded under Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database, Case #2841.