Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 11 years, 10 months, 29 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Motorcycle Division

District of Incident (Present Day): 006 - Gresham

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Crash - Motorcycle (Pursuit)

Age at Time of Death: 39


Date of Birth: 26 Jul 1901

Date of Appointment: 03 Jul 1929

Date of Incident: 006 - Gresham

End of Watch: 01 Jun 1941

Date of Interment: 03 Jun 1941


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
 Grave Location: Lot 118, Block 31, Section --
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 14

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Frank L. Miller, Star #6266, aged 39 years, was an 11 year, 10 month, 29 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Motorcycle Division.

On May 30, 1941, Officer Miller was riding his police motorcycle when he saw a speeding vehicle. The officer was in pursuit of the vehicle when he lost control of his motorcycle on the 1000 block of East 75th Street. Officer Miller was severely injured and transported to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead on June 1, 1941.

Officer Miller was waked at a chapel located at 9108 South Cottage Grove Avenue. His funeral mass was held at St. Francis de Paula Church located at 7822 South Dobson Avenue. He was laid to rest on June 3, 1941 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois. His grave is located 1-0 hd. from North Line in Lot 118, Block 31, Section –.

Patrolman Frank L. Miller, born July 26, 1901, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on July 3, 1929. He earned 1 Credible Mention and 1 Extra Compensation for Meritorious Conduct totaling $180.00 during his career.

Officer Miller was survived by his wife, Gertrude (nee Collins), age 35; daughter, Gloria Mae; mother, Mary (nee Flaharty) and siblings: Daisy McCormick, Leo M. (CPD), Loretta O’Brien and Mrs. Guy Walsh.