Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 24 years, 11 months, 10 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 13, 7th Precinct - Deering

District of Incident (Present Day): 012 - Near West

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle

Age at Time of Death: 56


Date of Birth: 22 Jun 1859

Date of Appointment: 22 Jan 1890

Date of Incident: 012 - Near West

End of Watch: 01 Jan 1915

Date of Interment: 04 Jan 1915


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # D-9

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 23

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 Thomas J. Mahoney, Star #965, aged 56 years, was a 24 year, 11 month, 10 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 13, 7th Precinct – Deering.

On December 31, 1914, Officer Mahoney was on patrol when he was struck and killed by a car driven by Samuel Anderson. He was preparing to use a patrol box to give his report to the Deering Police Station when the auto struck him. Officer Mahoney died from his injuries the next day on January 1, 1915.

Officer Mahoney was waked at his residence located at 857 West 50th Street. He was laid to rest on January 4, 1915 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave SS Center, Lot 244, Block –, Section 5.

Patrolman Thomas J. Mahoney, born June 22, 1859, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 22, 1890.

Officer Mahoney was survived by his wife, Sarah.

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

On March 2, 2010, Officer Mahoney’s star was retired by Superintendent Jody P. Weis and enshrined in the Superintendent’s Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.