FALLEN OFFICER DEMOGRAPHICS

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Statistical data of fallen officers broken down by category.

Last Updated: February 14, 2019

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 577 Performance of Duty Deaths 57
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 612 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 2
Probationary Patrolman 18 Acting Sergeant 1
Probationary Police Officer 1 Temporary Sergeant 1
Patrolman 442 Sergeant 40
Police Officer 15 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 47 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 545 Off Duty at Time of Incident 103
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 388
Aggravated Battery – Stabbed 3 Gunfire – Friendly 11
Aggravated Battery – Throat Slit 1 Gunfire – Friendly (Accidental) 18
Animal Bite 1 Illness – Blood Poisoning 1
Asphyxiation 1 Illness – Cancer (Duty Related) 1
Crash – Automobile 33 Illness – Cardiac Arrest 44
Crash – Automobile (Pursuit) 11 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 4
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 11
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 50
10 – 19 Years of Age (K-9’s and Equines Only) 4 55 – 59 Years of Age 33
20 – 24 Years of Age 10 60 – 64 Years of Age 12
25 – 29 Years of Age 93 65 – 69 Years of Age 7
30 – 34 Years of Age 140 70 – 74 Years of Age 5
35 – 39 Years of Age 131 75 – 79 Years of Age 0
40 – 44 Years of Age 89 80 – 84 Years of Age 1
45 – 49 Years of Age 71 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 28 25 – 29 Years of Service 30
1 – 4 Years of Service 75 30 – 34 Years of Service 14
5 – 9 Years of Service 120 35 – 39 Years of Service 7
10 – 14 Years of Service 111 40 – 44 Years of Service 4
15 – 19 Years of Service 73 45 – 49 Years of Service 1
20 – 24 Years of Service 64 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 78 15th District – Austin 9
2nd District – Wentworth 84 16th District – Jefferson Park 5
3rd District – Grand Crossing 30 17th District – Albany Park 5
4th District – South Chicago 23 18th District – Near North 35
5th District – Calumet 15 19th District – Town Hall 35
6th District – Gresham 21 20th District – Lincoln 12
7th District – Englewood 21 22nd District – Morgan Park 11
8th District – Chicago Lawn 16 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 94 Outside of the United States of America 6
14th District – Shakespeare 20 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 Air Force 7 U.S. Marine Corps United States Marine Corps 27
U.S. Army United States Army 41 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve United States Marine Corps Reserve 2
U.S. Army Air Corps United States Army Air Corps 2 U.S. Navy United States Navy 19
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 5 U.S. Flag Unknown Branch / Department 28

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 18
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 111 Modern Woodmen of America Modern Woodmen of America 2
Chicago Police Officers Local 1975 Chicago Police Officers Local 1975 1 National Union National Union 1
Chicago Police Sergeant's Association Chicago Police Sergeant’s Association 3 Order of Columbian Knights Order of Columbian Knights 1
Clan na Gael Guards Clan na Gael Guards 1 Police Benevolent & Protective Association Police Benevolent & Protective Association 7
Confederation of Police Confederation of Police 12 Police Protective Association Police Protective Association 1
Emerald Society Emerald Society 1 Polish American Police Association Polish American Police Association 2
Flags S.A.C. Flags S.A.C. 1 Royal Arcanum Royal Arcanum 5
Fraternal Order of Police Fraternal Order of Police 85 Royal Arch Masons Royal Arch Masons 1
Fraternal Policemen's Benefit Association Fraternal Policemen’s Benefit Association 1 Shamrock American Club Shamrock American Club 1
Holy Family Total Abstinence & Benevolent Society Holy Family Total Abstinence & Benevolent Society 1 Shriner Shriner 2
Holy Name Society Holy Name Society 8 Shriner St.Joseph’s Guild 1
Illinois Humane Society Illinois Humane Society 1 St. Jude Police League St. Jude Police League 52
Illinois Police Association Illinois Police Association 24 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.

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 28 Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 59
Arlington Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Lodi, Wisconsin 1
Aurora Township Cemetery – Aurora, Illinois 1 Mount Vernon Estates Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 1
Avon Centre Cemetery – Grayslake, Illinois 1 New Catholic Burial Ground – Chicago, Illinois 1
B’nai Jehoshua Cemetery – Chicago Illinois 1 Oak Hill Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 1
Bethania Cemetery – Justice, Illinois 2 Oak Ridge Cemetery – Springfield, Illinois 1
Beverly Cemetery – Blue Island, Illinois 1 Oak Woods Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 16
Bohemian National Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 4 Oakhill Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 1
Brittany American Cemetery – Saint-James, France 1 Oakland Cemetery – Carbondale, Illinois 1
Burr Oak Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 6 Oakridge Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 7
Calvary Cemetery – Evanston, Illinois 61 Queen of Heaven Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 7
Calvary Cemetery – Niles, Michigan 1 Restvale Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 7
Calvary Cemetery – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 1 Resurrection Catholic Cemetery – Justice, Illinois 18
Carrollton IOOF Cemetery – Carrollton, Kentucky 1 Ridgewood Cemetery – Des Plaines, Illinois 5
Cedar Park Cemetery – Calumet Park, Illinois 5 Robinson Cemetery – Varnado Washington Parish, Louisiana 1
Eden Cemetery – Schiller Park, Illinois 2 Rosehill Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 15
Elm Lawn Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Sand Hill Cemetery – Princeton, Indiana 1
Elmhurst Cemetery – Joliet, Illinois 1 St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery – Niles, Illinois 21
Elmwood Cemetery – Sycamore, Illinois 1 St. Boniface Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 7
Elmwood Park Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 3 St. Casimir Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 4
Evergreen Cemetery – Evergreen Park, Illinois 10 St. James at Sag Bridge Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 3
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery – Bloomington, Illinois 1 St. James Catholic Church and Cemetery – Lemont, Illinois 1
Fitch Cemetery – Falls, Pennsylvania 1 St. James Cemetery – Toronto, Iowa 1
Forest Home Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 11 St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – Wilton, Wisconsin 1
Good Shepherd Cemetery – Orland Park, Illinois 2 St. Joseph Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 21
Goshen Cemetery – Belzoni, Mississippi 1 St. Joseph New Cemetery – Cincinatti, Ohio 1
Graceland Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 9 St. Lucas Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 2
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery – Calumet City, Illinois 5 St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Evergreen Park, Illinois 40
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery – Alsip, Illinois 58 St. Mary Cemetery – DeKalb, Illinois 1
Irving Park Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 7 St. Michael Cemetery – Wheaton, Illinois 1
Laurel Hill Cemetery – Erie, Pennsylvania 1 St. Patrick’s Cemetery – McHenry, Illinois 1
Lincoln Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 24 St. Paul Cemetery – Oswego, New York 1
Manila American Cemetery – Taguig City, Manila, Philippines 1 St. Peter Catholic Cemetery – Skokie, Illinois 1
Maryhill Catholic Cemetery – Niles, Illinois 4 Waldheim Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 4
Memorial Park Cemetery – Skokie, Illinois 4 Walnut Ridge Cemetery – Jeffersonville, Indiana 1
Memory Gardens Cemetery – Arlington Heights, Illinois 4 Washington Memorial Cemetery – Homewood, Illinois 3
Montrose Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 5 Westlawn Cemetery – Kansas City, Kansas 1
Mount Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery – Berwyn, Illinois 1 Westlawn Cemetery – Norridge, Illinois 1
Mount Carmel Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 60 Woodlawn Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 4
Mount Emblem Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 1 Unknown Cemetery 9
Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens Cemetery – Glenwood, Illinois 4 Unknown Cemetery – Providence, Rhode Island 1
Mount Greenwood Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 8 Not Interred – Cremated 2
Mount Hope Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois 5

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 491 144
Gold Star Families Memorial 581 54
Illinois Police Officers Memorial 506 129
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 507 127