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