Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 15 years, 9 months, 14 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 1 - Central

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle

Age at Time of Death: 44


Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1878

Date of Appointment: 07 Mar 1907

Date of Incident: 001 - Central

End of Watch: 21 Dec 1922

Date of Interment: 23 Dec 1922


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: Panel # 18

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 5, Line 14

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, Star #1212, aged 44 years, was a 15 year, 9 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 1 – Central.

On December 21, 1922, Officer Kane was struck by a taxicab as he directed traffic on Wells Street. The impact threw the officer into the air and upon landing he struck his head on a trolley track. His cause of death was listed as a skull fracture.

Officer Kane was waked at his residence located at 6721 South Carpenter Street. He was laid to rest on December 23, 1922 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave N Line 2-0 HD., Lot N 306, Block –, Section 52.

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, born April 8, 1878, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 7, 1907.

Officer Kane was survived by his wife, Catherine and seven children.

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