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