FALLEN OFFICER DEMOGRAPHICS

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Statistical data of fallen officers broken down by category.

PAGE INDEX

|  Age  |  Cemetery / Interment  |  Classification  |  Department  |  District of Incident  |  Duty Status  |
|  Fraternal Organization  |  Memorial  |  Military Service  |  Rank / Title  |  Type / Cause  |  Years of Service  |

DEATHS BY CLASSIFICATION


Classification Total Classification Total
Line of Duty Deaths 576 Performance of Duty Deaths 46
Military Service Deaths 9 Canine & Equine Duty Deaths 14

DEATHS BY DEPARTMENT


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Department Total Department Total
Chicago Police Department 600 Lincoln Park District Police Department 6
Chicago Housing Authority Police Department 1 Morgan Park Police Department 1
Chicago Park District Police Department 14 North Shore Park District Police Department 1
Chicago Department of Aviation Police Department 1 Rogers Park Police Department 1
Irving Park Police Department 1 South Park District Police Department 12
Lake Township Police Department 1 West Park District Police Department 4

DEATHS BY RANK / TITLE


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Rank / Title Total Rank / Title Total
Constable 3 Youth Officer 1
Probationary Patrolman 18 Acting Sergeant 1
Probationary Police Officer 1 Temporary Sergeant 1
Patrolman 433 Sergeant 40
Police Officer 13 Desk Sergeant 2
Temporary Park Policeman 1 Patrol Sergeant 1
Park Policeman 35 Lieutenant 7
Canine Handler 1 Captain 3
Evidence Technician 2 Commander 1
Patrol Specialist 3 First Deputy Superintendent 1
Temporary Detective 2 Chief of Police 1
Detective 46 Police Canine (Dog) 8
Detective Sergeant 14 Police Equine (Horse) 6

DEATHS BY DUTY STATUS


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Duty Status Total Duty Status Total
On Duty at Time of Incident 532 Off Duty at Time of Incident 102
On Leave of Absence at Time of Incident 9    

DEATHS BY TYPE / CAUSE


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Type / Cause Total Type / Cause Total
Accident – Foot Pursuit 1 Fall – Thrown From Motorcycle 2
Aggravated Battery – Beating 2 Fire – Burned 1
Aggravated Battery – Blunt Trauma 11 Gunfire – Accidental 6
Aggravated Battery – Cardiac Arrest 1 Gunfire – Enemy 389
Aggravated Battery – Stabbed 3 Gunfire – Friendly 11
Aggravated Battery – Throat Slit 1 Gunfire – Friendly (Accidental) 17
Animal Bite 1 Illness – Blood Poisoning 1
Asphyxiation 1 Illness – Cancer (Duty Related) 1
Crash – Automobile 33 Illness – Cardiac Arrest 36
Crash – Automobile (Pursuit) 10 Illness – Cerebral Hemorrhage 2
Crash – Helicopter 2 Illness – Cirrhosis of the Liver 1
Crash – Motorcycle 18 Illness – Erysipelas 1
Crash – Motorcycle (Pursuit) 13 Illness – Gangrene 1
Crash – Plane 1 Illness – Infection 1
Drowned 3 Illness – Other 2
Electrocuted 2 Illness – Pneumonia 1
Explosion – Accidental 3 Illness – Pulmonary Embolism 1
Explosion – Bomb 5 Illness – Sepsis 1
Fall – Down Elevator Shaft 1 Illness – Spinal Meningitis 1
Fall – Down Staircase 1 Killed In U.S. Service 5
Fall – From Balcony / Over Railing 2 Poisoning 5
Fall – From Building 1 Struck – By Horse Drawn Wagon 1
Fall – From Streetcar 1 Struck – By Street Car 1
Fall – Into Excavation / Shaft 1 Struck – By Train 9
Fall – Thrown From Automobile 1 Struck – By Vehicle 24
Fall – Thrown From Horse 3    

DEATHS BY AGE


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths. Youngest Officer Killed = 21 Years of Age

Age Group Total Age Group Total
0 – 9 Years of Age (K-9’s and Equines Only) 3 50 – 54 Years of Age 47
10 – 19 Years of Age (K-9’s and Equines Only) 4 55 – 59 Years of Age 31
20 – 24 Years of Age 9 60 – 64 Years of Age 12
25 – 29 Years of Age 94 65 – 69 Years of Age 7
30 – 34 Years of Age 139 70 – 74 Years of Age 5
35 – 39 Years of Age 128 75 – 79 Years of Age 0
40 – 44 Years of Age 87 80 – 84 Years of Age 1
45 – 49 Years of Age 70 Age Unknown 7

DEATHS BY YEARS OF SERVICE


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths. Least Senior = 18 Days of Service, Most Senior = 44 Years, 6 Months, 21 Days of Service

Years of Service Group Total Years of Service Group Total
0 – 11 Months of Service 27 25 – 29 Years of Service 29
1 – 4 Years of Service 72 30 – 34 Years of Service 13
5 – 9 Years of Service 120 35 – 39 Years of Service 7
10 – 14 Years of Service 109 40 – 44 Years of Service 4
15 – 19 Years of Service 71 45 – 49 Years of Service 1
20 – 24 Years of Service 60 Length of Service Unknown 29

DEATHS BY DISTRICT OF INCIDENT


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Years of Service Group Total Years of Service Group Total
1st District – Central 75 15th District – Austin 8
2nd District – Wentworth 84 16th District – Jefferson Park 5
3rd District – Grand Crossing 30 17th District – Albany Park 5
4th District – South Chicago 22 18th District – Near North 35
5th District – Calumet 12 19th District – Town Hall 35
6th District – Gresham 20 20th District – Lincoln 12
7th District – Englewood 21 22nd District – Morgan Park 10
8th District – Chicago Lawn 15 24th District – Rogers Park 10
9th District – Deering 41 25th District – Grand Central 13
10th District – Ogden 20 Outside of the City of Chicago 10
11th District – Harrison 30 Outside of the State of Illinois 3
12th District – Near West 93 Outside of the United States of America 6
14th District – Shakespeare 18 District / Location of Incident Unknown 7

DEATHS BY MILITARY SERVICE


The below numbers reflect those Officers known to have served in a branch of the Confederacy or U.S. Military. The numbers presented are most likely underestimated. It is likely that more Officers have served in the military, but their status is unknown.

  Branch / Department Total   Branch / Department Total
American Expeditionary Forces American Expeditionary Forces 1 U.S. Army Signal Corps United States Army Signal Corps 1
C.S.A. Army Confederate States of America Army 1 U.S. Coast Guard United States Coast Guard 0
U.S. Air Force United States Airforce 3 U.S. Marine Corps United States Marine Corps 25
U.S. Army United States Army 34 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve United States Marine Corps Reserve 1
U.S. Army Air Corps United States Army Air Corps 2 U.S. Navy United States Navy 20
U.S. Army National Guard United States Army National Guard 2 U.S. Navy Reserve United States Navy Reserve 2
U.S. Army Reserve United States Army Reserve 2 U.S. Flag Unknown Branch / Department 17

DEATHS BY MEMBERSHIP IN A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION


The below numbers reflect those Officers known to have been a member of one or more of the organizations listed below. The numbers presented are most likely underestimated. It is likely that more Officers were also a member in one or more of the organizations, but their membership status is unknown.

  Organization Total   Organization Total
American Legion American Legion 30 Knights of Pythias Knights of Pythias 5
Amvets Amvets 2 Knights Templars Knights Templars 1
The Ancient Order of Hibernians The Ancient Order of Hibernians 6 Latin American Police Association Latin American Police Association 5
Bomerwald Lodge Bomerwald Lodge 1 Lincoln Park Police Social & Benevolent Association Lincoln Park Police Social & Benevolent Association 3
Catholic Order of Foresters Catholic Order of Foresters 7 Loyal Order of the Moose Loyal Order of the Moose 1
Chicago Park Policemen's Benevolent Association Chicago Park Policemen’s Benevolent Association 3 Master Mason Master Mason 17
Chicago Patrolman's Club Chicago Patrolman’s Club 5 Military Order of the Purple Heart Military Order of the Purple Heart 1
Chicago Patrolmen's Association Chicago Patrolmen’s Association 7 Marnot Haftic Club Marnot Haftic Club 1
Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association Chicago Policemen’s Benevolent & Welfare Association 109 Modern Woodmen of America Modern Woodmen of America 2
Chicago Police Sergeant's Association Chicago Police Sergeant’s Association 3 National Union National Union 1
Clan na Gael Guards Clan na Gael Guards 1 Order of Columbian Knights Order of Columbian Knights 1
Confederation of Police Confederation of Police 12 Police Benevolent & Protective Association Police Benevolent & Protective Association 7
Emerald Society Emerald Society 1 Police Protective Association Police Protective Association 1
Flags S.A.C. Flags S.A.C. 1 Polish American Police Association Polish American Police Association 2
Fraternal Order of Police Fraternal Order of Police 76 Royal Arcanum Royal Arcanum 5
Fraternal Policemen's Benefit Association Fraternal Policemen’s Benefit Association 1 Royal Arch Masons Royal Arch Masons 1
Holy Family Total Abstinence & Benevolent Society Holy Family Total Abstinence & Benevolent Society 1 Shamrock American Club Shamrock American Club 1
Holy Name Society Holy Name Society 7 Shriner Shriner 2
Illinois Humane Society Illinois Humane Society 1 St. Jude Police League St. Jude Police League 50
Illinois Police Association Illinois Police Association 23 United Brotherhood of Carpenters United Brotherhood of Carpenters 1
Illinois Policemen's Benevolent Association Illinois Policemen’s Benevolent Association 2 United Order of Foresters United Order of Foresters 1
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Independent Order of Odd Fellows 5 Veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces Veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces 1
Italian American Police Association Italian American Police Association 1 Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans of Foreign Wars 5
Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus 25      

DEATHS BY CEMETERY / INTERRMENT


Totals include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

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Type / Cause Total Type / Cause Total
Acacia Park Cemetery – Norridge, Illinois 7 Mount Olive Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 10
All Saints Catholic Cemetery – Des Plaines, Illinois 27 Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 60
Arlington Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Lodi, Wisconsin 1
Aurora Township Cemetery – Aurora, Illinois 1 Mount Vernon Estates Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 1
B’nai Jehoshua Cemetery – Chicago Illinois 1 New Catholic Burial Ground – Chicago, Illinois 1
Bethania Cemetery – Justice, Illinois 1 Oak Hill Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 1
Beverly Cemetery – Blue Island, Illinois 1 Oak Ridge Cemetery – Springfield, Illinois 1
Bohemian National Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 4 Oak Woods Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 14
Brittany American Cemetery – Saint-James, France 1 Oakhill Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 1
Burr Oak Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 6 Oakland Cemetery – Carbondale, Illinois 1
Calvary Cemetery – Evanston, Illinois 61 Oakridge Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 6
Calvary Cemetery – Niles, Michigan 1 Queen of Heaven Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 7
Calvary Cemetery – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 1 Restvale Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 6
Carrollton IOOF Cemetery – Carrollton, Kentucky 1 Resurrection Catholic Cemetery – Justice, Illinois 17
Cedar Park Cemetery – Calumet Park, Illinois 5 Ridgewood Cemetery – Des Plaines, Illinois 4
Eden Cemetery – Schiller Park, Illinois 2 Robinson Cemetery – Varnado Washington Parish, Louisiana 1
Elm Lawn Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Rosehill Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 16
Elmhurst Cemetery – Joliet, Illinois 1 Sand Hill Cemetery – Princeton, Indiana 1
Elmwood Cemetery – Sycamore, Illinois 1 St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery – Niles, Illinois 21
Elmwood Park Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 3 St. Boniface Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 7
Evergreen Cemetery – Evergreen Park, Illinois 9 St. Casimir Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 4
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery – Bloomington, Illinois 1 St. James at Sag Bridge Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 3
Fitch Cemetery – Falls, Pennsylvania 1 St. James Catholic Church and Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 1
Forest Home Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 11 St. James Cemetery – Toronto, Iowa 1
Good Shepherd Cemetery – Orland Park, Illinois 2 St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – Wilton, Wisconsin 1
Goshen Cemetery – Belzoni, Mississippi 1 St. Joseph Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 21
Graceland Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 9 St. Joseph New Cemetery – Cincinatti, Ohio 1
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery – Calumet City, Illinois 4 St. Lucas Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 2
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 56 St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Evergreen Park, Illinois 41
Irving Park Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 7 St. Mary Cemetery – DeKalb, Illinois 1
Laurel Hill Cemetery – Erie, Pennsylvania 1 St. Michael Cemetery – Wheaton, Illinois 1
Lincoln Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 23 St. Patrick’s Cemetery – McHenry, Illinois 1
Manila American Cemetery – Taguig City, Manila, Philippines 1 St. Paul Cemetery – Oswego, New York 1
Maryhill Catholic Cemetery – Niles, Illinois 4 St. Peter Catholic Cemetery – Skokie, Illinois 1
Memorial Park Cemetery – Skokie, Illinois 4 Waldheim Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 4
Memory Gardens Cemetery – Arlington Heights, Illinois 4 Walnut Ridge Cemetery – Jeffersonville, Indiana 1
Montrose Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 5 Washington Memorial Cemetery – Homewood, Illinois 3
Mount Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery – Berwyn, Illinois 1 Westlawn Cemetery – Kansas City, Kansas 1
Mount Carmel Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 59 Westlawn Cemetery – Norridge, Illinois 1
Mount Emblem Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Woodlawn Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 4
Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens Cemetery – Glenwood, Illinois 3 Unknown Cemetery 11
Mount Greenwood Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 8 Unknown Cemetery – Providence, Rhode Island 1
Mount Hope Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 5 Not Intered – Other 14

DEATHS BY MEMORIAL


Totals do not include Military Service and Canine & Equine Duty Deaths.

Memorial Total Officers
Enshrined / Listed
Total Officers
Not Enshrined / Not Listed
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case 491 132
Gold Star Families Memorial 581 42
Illinois Police Officers Memorial 506 117
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 507 116