Captain James A. Lavoy #162


Star #: 162

Unit of Assignment: 5th District – Calumet

Age: 50

Appointed: December 16, 1991

End of Watch: August 13, 2017

Served: 25 years, 7 months, 28 days


Captain James A. Lavoy, Star #162, aged 50 years, was a 25 year, 7 month, 28 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District – Calumet.

On August 13, 2017, Captain Lavoy while on patrol became ill. At 12:10 a.m., an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) official found the captain in his squad car unresponsive at 10200 South Bishop Ford Expressway, In Bound. He was transported to Advocate Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:06 a.m.

Captain James A. Lavoy, born July 18, 1967, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on December 16, 1991. He was promoted to Captain on January 1, 2016.

Captain Lavoy was a member of the Police Benevolent & Protective Association. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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