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
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
Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Interment Disposition: Burial
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.
POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:
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.