Death Classification: Performance of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 21 years, 6 months, 25 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 1st District - Central

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Illness - Cardiac Arrest

Age at Time of Death: 46


Date of Birth: 04 May 1928

Date of Appointment: 21 Sep 1953

Date of Incident: 001 - Central

End of Watch: 15 Apr 1975

Date of Interment: 18 Apr 1975


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Carmel Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 18

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 Frank M. Bastone, Star #9044, aged 46 years, was a 21 year, 6 month, 25 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 1st District – Central.

On April 15, 1975, Officer Bastone returned to the Department after five years of medical leave. While on duty in City Hall located at 121 North LaSalle Street he suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Officer Bastone was waked at Galewood Funeral Chapels located at 1857 North Harlem Avenue. His funeral mass was held at St. Angela Catholic Church located at 5758 West Potomac Avenue and was laid to rest on April 18, 1975 in Mount Carmel Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave 1, Lot 117, Block 2, Section 37.

Patrolman Frank M. Bastone, born May 4, 1928, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 21, 1953.

Officer Bastone was a member of the Chicago Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Police Association, Italian American Police Association and the St. Jude Police League. He was survived by his wife, Concetta (nee Aiello); children: Peter and Rosemarie; father, Peter; siblings: Angelo, Carmen, Connie Llotta and Salvatore and stepbrother, Frank Micell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Concetta (nee Aiello).