Death Classification: Military Service Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 7 months, 14 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 3rd District, 3rd Precinct - Cottage Grove

District of Incident (Present Day): Blaine, OH

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Crash - Automobile

Age at Time of Death: 26


Date of Birth: 13 Sep 1891

Date of Appointment: 03 Jan 1918

Date of Incident: Blaine, OH

End of Watch: 17 Aug 1918

Date of Interment: 20 Aug 1918


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
 Grave Location:
 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


Private Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan, Service #2824178, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on May 25, 1918 serving in Company C, 311th Supply Train, was a veteran of World War I and died in service.

On August 17, 1918, Private Hourihan was killed when an army automobile truck he was driving turned turtle in Belmont County near Blaine, Ohio.


Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan, Star #4953, aged 26 years, was a 7 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 3rd District, 3rd Precinct – Cottage Grove.

Officer Hourihan was laid to rest on August 20, 1918 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan, born September 13, 1891, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 3, 1918. He was the private chauffeur of Chief of Detectives James L. Mooney. Officer Hourihan’s death made the first gold star for the twelve starred service flag of the Detective Bureau (DB).

Officer Hourihan was survived by his parents: Bridget (nee Brown) and James Aloysius and siblings: Catherine V., Richard Thomas and Robert E. He was preceded in death by his brother, William. Two of his brothers also served in the military.