Death Classification: Military Service Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 12 years, 0 months, 3 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 7th District - Woodlawn

District of Incident (Present Day): England, EU

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Crash - Automobile

Age at Time of Death: 35


Date of Birth: 27 May 1909

Date of Appointment: 25 Mar 1933

Date of Incident: England, EU

End of Watch: 28 Mar 1945

Date of Interment: 02 Apr 1945


Interment Details

 Cemetery: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
 Grave Location: Lot S3' of X54 / S1/2 X55, Block --, Section G
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

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


Corporal Patrick John Bermingham, Service #36398681, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on April 2, 1942, was a veteran of World War II and died in service.

On March 28, 1945, Corporal Bermingham was driving a military truck to Camp Ellis when it was sideswiped by another truck. His death is classified as Died Non-Battle (DNB).


Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham, Star #2130, aged 35 years, was a 12 year, 0 month, 3 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 7th District – Woodlawn.

Officer Bermingham’s memorial mass was held at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church and was laid to rest on April 2, 1945 in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3801 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave S 1/2, Lot X55, Block –, Section G.

Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham, born May 27, 1909, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 25, 1933. He earned 1 Credible Mention during his career.

Officer Bermingham was survived by his mother, Catherine (nee Hoare) and Siblings: Edward T. and John T. (CPD). He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick (CPD).