Death Classification: Military Service Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 2 years, 9 months, 9 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: 26th District - Desplaines
District of Incident (Present Day): Algeria, North Africa
Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service
Age at Time of Death: 27
Date of Birth: 15 May 1915
Date of Appointment: 13 Sep 1941
Date of Incident: Algeria, North Africa
End of Watch: 22 Jun 1944
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Unknown Cemetery
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall:
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: U.S. Army
Incident & Biographic Details
Private 1st Class Thomas J. Morrisroe, Service #36340553, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on May 20, 1942, was a veteran of World War II and died in service.
On June 22, 1944, Private Morrisroe was killed in Algeria, North Africa in service to his Country. His death is classified as Died Non-Battle (DNB).
POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:
Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, Star #4679, aged 27 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 26th District – Desplaines.
Officer Morrisroe’s memorial mass was held on July 8, 1944 at St. Mel’s Church.
Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, born May 15, 1915, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 13, 1941.
Officer Morrisroe was a member of the Chicago Policemen’s Benevolent & Welfare Association. He was survived by his parents: Catherine and John; siblings: Beatrice, Catherine, Gretta, Helen, John and Mary and Aunt, Mrs. Mary Hayes.
Thomas J. Morrisroe was born in Ireland in 1911 a native of Roscommon, Ireland he was not yet a citizen of the United States at the time of his death. He lived at 4241 West Jackson Boulevard.
Of the more than 800 Chicago Police Officers to serve in World War II, Officer Morrisroe was the first casualty out of six killed in service to the U.S. during World War II.