Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 5 years, 5 months, 24 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 20, 32nd Precinct - West Chicago
District of Incident (Present Day): District of Incident Unknown
Cause of Death: Crash - Motorcycle
Age at Time of Death: 39
Date of Birth: 08 Sep 1875
Date of Appointment: 10 Jan 1910
Date of Incident: District of Incident Unknown
End of Watch: 25 Jun 1915
Date of Interment: 28 Jun 1915
Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed
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 Ingar Christian Volquartz, Star #3525, aged 39 years, was a 4 year, 7 month, 23 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 20, 32nd Precinct – West Chicago.
On June 25, 1915, Officer Volquartz while on motorcycle patrol was involved in an automobile crash with an auto driven by Elmer Anderson of 5033 West Chicago Avenue. Officer Volquartz died from injuries sustained in the crash. Mr. Andersen was held in connection with the crash. Further details are unavailable, but Officer Volquartz is listed in the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago as dying in the discharge of his duties.
Officer Volquartz was waked at his residence located at 5466 West Haddon Avenue. He was laid to rest on June 28, 1915 in Mount Olive Cemetery, 3800 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman Ingar Christian Volquartz, born September 8, 1875, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 10, 1910.
Officer Volquartz was survived by his wife, Anna Othilia (nee Pelerton) and child, Kendal Robert.
Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database case not found for this incident.