Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 5 years, 5 months, 24 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 20, 32nd Precinct - West Chicago

District of Incident (Present Day): District of Incident Unknown

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Crash - Motorcycle

Age at Time of Death: 39


Date of Birth: 08 Sep 1875

Date of Appointment: 10 Jan 1910

Date of Incident: District of Incident Unknown

End of Watch: 25 Jun 1915

Date of Interment: 28 Jun 1915


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
 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: Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Ingar Christian Volquartz, Star #3525, aged 39 years, was a 4 year, 7 month, 23 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 20, 32nd Precinct – West Chicago.

On June 25, 1915, Officer Volquartz while on motorcycle patrol was involved in an automobile crash with an auto driven by Elmer Anderson of 5033 West Chicago Avenue. Officer Volquartz died from injuries sustained in the crash. Mr. Andersen was held in connection with the crash. Further details are unavailable, but Officer Volquartz is listed in the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago as dying in the discharge of his duties.

Officer Volquartz was waked at his residence located at 5466 West Haddon Avenue. He was laid to rest on June 28, 1915 in Mount Olive Cemetery, 3800 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Patrolman Ingar Christian Volquartz, born September 8, 1875, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 10, 1910.

Officer Volquartz was survived by his wife, Anna Othilia (nee Pelerton) and child, Kendal Robert.

Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database case not found for this incident.