Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Department of Aviation Police Department
Served: 1 year*
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Patrol
District of Incident (Present Day): 016 - Jefferson Park
Cause of Death: Crash - Automobile
Age at Time of Death: 28
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1964
Date of Appointment: 1991
Date of Incident: 016 - Jefferson Park
End of Watch: 27 Mar 1992
Date of Interment: 27 Mar 1992
Cemetery: Maryhill Catholic Cemetery - Niles, 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: Panel # 5, Line 6
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 38-E: 18
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: Unknown
Incident & Biographic Details
Police Officer Michael Capparelli, Star #92, aged 29 years, was a 1 year veteran of the Chicago Department of Aviation Police Department, assigned to Patrol.
On March 27, 1992, Officer Michael Capparelli’s patrol car crossed the median of Spine Road and struck an oncoming semitrailer dump truck head-on on airport property at O’Hare International Airport. He was killed in the incident. The truck driver suffered only minor injuries. Michael Capparelli lived in the 3200 block of North Pittsburgh Avenue in Chicago.
Officer Capparelli was waked at Belmont Funeral Home located at 7120 West Belmont Avenue. He was laid to rest on March 27, 1992 in Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois.
Police Officer Michael Capparelli, born February 25, 1963, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Department of Aviation Police in 1991.
Officer Capparelli was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Alice (nee Crawley); mother, Alice and sisters: Anne Capparelli-Oldham and Laura. He was preceded in death by his father, Carmen.