MILITARY SERVICE DEATHS

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Roll Call of all known Military Service Deaths. A Military Service Death is classified as the death of a member of the Chicago Police Department who has been killed serving their Country in the armed forces while on leave from the Department.

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Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
25 Mar 1933
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
8596
Incident Date:
28 Mar 1945
Cause of Death:
Crash - Automobile
Age:
37
End of Watch:
28 Mar 1945
Unit of Assignment:
7th District - Woodlawn
Date of Birth:
27 May 1907
Served:
12 years, 0 months, 3 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
England, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Corporal Patrick John Bermingham enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 2, 1942, Service #36398681, and was a veteran of World War II.

On March 28, 1945, Corporal Bermingham was driving a military truck to Camp Ellis when it was sideswiped by another truck. He Died Non-Battle (DNB).

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham, Star #8596, aged 37 years, was a 12 year, 0 month, 3 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 7th District - Woodlawn.

Officer Bermingham's memorial mass was held at St Brendan's Catholic Church and was laid to rest on April 2, 1945 in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3801 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, Illinois. His grave is located in Section G, Lot X55, Grave S1/2.

Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham, born May 27, 1907, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 25, 1933. He earned 1 Credible Mention during his career.

Officer Bermingham was survived by his brothers: Edward T. and John T. (CPD). His late father, also named Patrick, was a retired Chicago Policeman.

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Detective James W. Griffin

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
24 Sep 1938
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
20 May 1944
Cause of Death:
Gunfire - Enemy
Age:
30
End of Watch:
20 May 1944
Unit of Assignment:
40th District - Summerdale
Date of Birth:
12 Jan 1914
Served:
5 years, 7 months, 26 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Manila, Philippines

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Manila, Philippines
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Sergeant James W. Griffin enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 7, 1941, Service #36017282, served in Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion and was a veteran of World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

In October of 1941, Sergeant Griffin's Tank Battalion was sent to the Philippine Islands a little over two weeks before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 21, 1944, Sergeant Griffin took part in the first action by American tanks in World War II. Sergeant Griffin's tank took several hits, and his machine gunner was killed. The tanks were lost to enemy fire and the American and Filipino forces eventually surrendered to the Japanese. Sergeant Griffin took part in the infamous Bataan Death March and survived. He was held as a prisoner in Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan Prison Camp where he worked on a farm and did construction work. It is believed that because of illness he was sent to Bilibid Prison outside of Manila where he was eventually shot and Killied in Action (KIA) by a Japanese guard and died on May 20, 1944.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Detective James W. Griffin, Star #Unknown, aged 30 years, was a 5 year, 7 month, 26 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 40th District - Summerdale.

Detective Griffin was laid to rest in the Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines. His grave is located in Plot A, Row 4, Grave 70.

Detective James W. Griffin, born January 12, 1914, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 24, 1938.

Detective Griffin was survived by his parents and siblings: John A., Robert E., Lt. Edward E. Griffin and Mrs. Alice Johnson.

James W. Griffin was born in 1915 to Municipal Judge John J. Griffin and Alice McCabe. He grew up on the northwest side of Chicago with his four brothers and a sister. He attended Campion Catholic Preparatory High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and upon graduation he completed one year of college before becoming a Chicago Police Officer.

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Probationary Patrolman Frank P. Hourihan

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
03 Jan 1918
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
17 Aug 1918
Cause of Death:
Crash - Automobile
Age:
26
End of Watch:
17 Aug 1918
Unit of Assignment:
3rd District, 3rd Precinct - Cottage Grove
Date of Birth:
15 Sep 1891
Served:
7 months, 14 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Location of Death Unknown

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Private Frank P. Hourihan enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in Company C, of the 311th Supply Train and was a veteran of World War I.

On August 17, 1918, Private Francis R. Hourihan was killed when an army autonobile truck he was driving turned turtle near Blain O.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Probationary Patrolman Frank P. Hourihan, Star # Unknown, aged 26 years, was a 7 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 3rd District, 3rd Precinct - Cottage Grove.

Probationary Patrolman Frank P. Hourihan, born September 15, 1891, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 3, 1918. He was the private chaufeur 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.

Officer Hourihan was survived by his parents: Bridget and James and two brothers, who were also in the military.

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Patrolman Joseph E. Ives

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
10 Feb 1912
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
04 Apr 1918
Cause of Death:
Crash - Plane
Age:
31
End of Watch:
04 Apr 1918
Unit of Assignment:
4th District, 4th Precinct - South Wabash
Date of Birth:
04 Oct 1886
Served:
6 years, 1 months, 25 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Ellington Field, TX

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery - Evanston, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

2nd Lieutenant Joseph E. Ives served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a pilot and served and was a veteran of World War I. He was a graduate of The School of Military Aeronautics and a member of Class 23, graduating on December 15, 1917 in Austin, Texas.

On April 4, 1918, Joseph E. Ives, Died Non-Battle (DNB), in a plane crash at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas after his plane went into a stall and spun out of control crashing into the ground. His Aircraft was a Curtiss JN-4, Serial Number SC-1526, "Jenny" one of a series of "JN" biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Joseph E. Ives, Star # Unknwon, aged 31 years, was a 6 year, 1 month, 25 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th District, 4th Precinct - South Wabash.

Officer Ives was laid to rest on April 4, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Section L, Block 4, Lot 36.

Patrolman Joseph E. Ives, born October 4, 1886, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on February 10, 1912. He was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Phillips High School and lived at 6008 South Prairie Avenue.

Officer Ives was survived by his mother, Margaret J. and sister, Irene M.

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Patrolman Martin Bill Larson Jr.

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
06 Jan 1931
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
403
Incident Date:
13 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
40
End of Watch:
13 Aug 1944
Unit of Assignment:
Stolen Auto Detail
Date of Birth:
12 Mar 1904
Served:
13 years, 7 months, 7 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Atlantic Ocean, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Evergreen Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Bill Larsen, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served as ships cook and was a veteran of World War II.

On August 13, 1944, Petty Officer 2nd Class Larsen died at sea in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Martin Bill Larsen, Jr., Star #403, aged 40 years, was a 13 year, 7 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Stolen Auto Detail.

Officer Larsen's memorial mass was held at St. Peter's Church and he was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Patrolman Martin Bill Larsen, Jr., born March 12, 1904, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 5, 1931. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman Larson was a Park Policeman for the South Park Police Department.

Officer Larsen was a member of the Chicago Patrolman's Club and the Chicago Policemen's Benevolent Association. He was survived by his wife, Rose T. McCuddy; parents: Anna Johnson and Martin and sister, Mrs. Myrtle Elenor Deamud.

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Patrolman John A. McCarthy

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
14 Jan 1939
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
13 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
25
End of Watch:
13 Sep 1944
Unit of Assignment:
5th District - South Wabash
Date of Birth:
24 Jul 1913
Served:
5 years, 6 months, 30 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
France, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Mount Greenwood Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

1st Lieutenant John A. McCarthy enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 5, 1940, Service #01298886, and served in 301st Infantry, 94th Division and was a veteran of World War II.

On September 13, 1944, Lieutenant McCarthy was killed in Action (KIA) in France, in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman John A. McCarthy, Star # Unknown, aged 25 years, was a 5 year, 6 month, 30 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District - South Wabash.

Officer McCarthy was laid to rest in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Patrolman John A. McCarthy, born July 24, 1913, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 14, 1939. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman McCarthy was a fireman for three and a half years at Engine Company No. 1 located at Lomax Place (present day Congress Expressway Interchange) and Wells Street.

Officer McCarthy was survived by his wife, Josephine; son, John Jr., age 11 months; parents; brothers: William (CPD) and Raymond (USCG); sisters: Frances and Mrs. Hugh Kelly. He was the son of Chicago Fire Captain Patrick J. McCarthy.

Patrolman James L. Mooney Jr.

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
24 Sep 1938
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
12 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
33
End of Watch:
12 Aug 1944
Unit of Assignment:
36th District - Hudson
Date of Birth:
16 Sep 1910
Served:
5 years, 10 months, 19 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Sourdeval, France, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Corporal James L. Mooney, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 20, 1943, Service #36774117, and served in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division and was a veteran of World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On August 12, 1944, Corporal Mooney was shot by a sniper and was killed in Action (KIA) near Sourdeval, France in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman James L. Mooney, Jr., aged 33 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 36th District - Hudson.

Officer Mooney's memorial mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church and he was laid to rest in Brittany American Cemetery, 50240 Saint-James, France. His grave is located in Plot D, Row 12, Grave 9.

Patrolman James L. Mooney, Jr., born September 16, 1910, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 24, 1938. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman Mooney was a Patrolman for the New York Central Railroad Police Department. He attended High School at Loyola Academy and was a star half back on the football team. He then attended Georgetown University where he captained the Elevens football team and was named an All-American lineman and punter. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He joined the NFL where he played from 1930 until 1935, ending his career with the Cardinals and Bears. He lived at 1407 West Arthur Avenue. His grandfather was Francis J. O’Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent of Police and served in that capacity from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career CPD officer, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Officer Mooney was survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons: James III and Philip and parents. He was a member of one of the CPD's most distinguished families. His grandfather was Francis J. O'Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career policeman, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
13 Sep 1941
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
22 Jun 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
33
End of Watch:
22 Jun 1944
Unit of Assignment:
26th District - Desplaines
Date of Birth:
01 May 1911
Served:
2 years, 9 months, 9 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Algeria, North Africa

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

Private 1st Class Thomas J. Morrisroe enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 20, 1942, Service #36340553, and was a veteran of World War II.

On June 22, 1944, Private Morrisroe, Died Non-Battle (DNB), in Algeria, North Africa in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, Star # Unknown, aged 33 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 26th District - Desplaines.

Officer Morrisroe's memorial mass was held at St. Mel's Church.

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, born May 1, 1911, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 13, 1941.

Officer Morrisroe was a member of the Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association. He was survived by his parents: Catherine and John; siblings: Beatrice, Catherine, Gretta, Helen, John and Mary and Aunt, Mrs. Mary Hayes.

Thomas J. Morrisroe was born in Ireland in 1911 a native of Roscommon, Ireland he was not yet a citizen of the United States at the time of his death. He lived at 4241 West Jackson Boulevard.

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Lieutenant John T. O’Hara

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
06 Jan 1879
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
14 Nov 1918
Cause of Death:
Killed in U.S. Service
Age:
68
End of Watch:
14 Nov 1918
Unit of Assignment:
Women's Detention Home No. 2
Date of Birth:
24 Jun 1850
Served:
39 years, 10 months, 8 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Location of Death Unknown

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery - Evanston, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

MILITARY RECORD:

John T. O'Hara served in the United States Military, his branch of service is unknown.

On November 14, 1918,

T. O'Hara was Killed in Action (KIA) in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, Star # Unknown, aged 68 years, was a 39 year, 10 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Women's Detention Home No. 2.

Lieutenant O'Hara was laid to rest on November 18, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Section S, Block 7, Lot 13.

Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, born June 24, 1850, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 6, 1879. On November 12, 1892, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In July 1893, he was promoted to Lieutenant. On May 31, 1895, he was reduced to Patrol Sergeant. On June 19, 1897, he was promoted to Acting Lieutenant. On January 1, 1898, he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. On April 9, 1898, he was once again promoted to Lieutenant. He worked in the West Chicago Avenue Station after joining the Department. In 1881, he was transferred to the West Lake Street Station and was detailed as driver of the Patrol Wagon. He had shown himself to be a perfectly trustworthy man, and his superior officers had reposed great confidence in him.

Lieutenant O'Hara was survived by his wife.