CANINE & EQUINE DUTY DEATHS

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Roll Call of all known Canine & Equines. A Canine & Equine Duty Death is classified as the death of a dog or horse of the Chicago Police Department who has died or have been killed in the line of duty.

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Police Equine Teddy

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
Unknown
Death Classification:
Canine / Equine Duty Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
09 Nov 1936
Cause of Death:
Crash - Automobile
Age:
End of Watch:
09 Nov 1936
Unit of Assignment:
Mounted Police Division
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Served:
15 years
District of Incident (Present Day):
001 - Central

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Not Interred - Other
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:

Police Equine Teddy, was a 15 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Mounted Police Division.

On November 9, 1936, at 5:55 p.m., Police Horse Teddy and his partner, Patrolman Andrew Gregerson, were on patrol in the west loop. On Van Buren Street near Clark Street Officer Gregerson dismounted Teddy to inspect a car. The two officers were scheduled to assemble with other mounted patrol officers at Madison and Wells Streets at 6:10 p.m. for their return to the police stables located at 252 East Illinois Street. After Officer Gregerson dismounted Teddy, he suddenly ran west to Wells Street and then turned north. Pedestrians scrambled to move out of Teddy's way as he ran by. In the commotion Teddy ran past the assembly point. At Randolph and Wells Streets, Teddy ran into a new car driven by John A. Sternberg and sustained severe injuries to himself. As a result of the injuries, Police Horse Teddy had to be put down. It was unknown as to why Teddy ran off.

Police Horse Teddy was survived by his handler, Patrolman Andrew Gregerson.