LINE OF DUTY DEATHS
Roll Call of all Line of Duty Deaths. A Line of Duty Death is classified as the death of an active sworn member by felonious or accidental means during the course of performing police functions while on or off duty.
Detective Loubet Zaccard
Detective Loubet Zaccard, Star # Unknown, aged 47 years, was a 22 year, 2 month, 10 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 41st District - Rogers Park.
On July 23, 1946, Detective Zaccard and his partner were on their way to a callbox to report back to their station. On the way they saw Patrolman Donald J. McGinley struggling with a subject identified as 35-year-old Charles Rayford. Rayford was causing a disturbance in a restaurant on the city limits near Evanston, Illinois and Officer McGinley was attempting to escort him out. A struggle ensued and Rayford gained control over Officer McGinley's club at which time Officer McGinley drew his revolver. Officer McGinley ordered Rayford to drop the club as Detective Zaccard approached Rayford from behind and grabbed his arms. Officer McGinley then lunged forward and stuck Rayford in the head with the butt of his revolver. The handgun discharged and the bullet struck Detective Zaccard in the face mortally wounding him. Detective Zaccard was rushed to St. Francis hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
After an investigation, Patrolman Donald J. McGinley was absolved from all blame in the shooting.
Officer Zaccard was waked at William H. Scott Funeral Home located at 5744 West North Avenue, his funeral was also held at William H. Scott Funeral Home and he was laid to rest on July 27, 1946 in Irving Park Cemetery, 7777 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois.
Detective Loubet Zaccard, born December 23, 1898, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on May 12, 1924. He earned 4 Credible Mentions and 2 Extra Compensations for Meritorious Conduct totaling $360.00 during his career.
Detective Zaccard served in the Armed Forces. He was also a member of Chicago Police Post No. 207 American Legion and the Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association. Detective Zaccard was survived by his wife Irene (nee Thorsen), sons: Pat Howard and Ronald and brother, Frank.
Patrolman Anton Zapolsky
Patrolman Anton Zapolsky, Star #5369, aged 39 years, was a 12 year, 0 month, 20 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, unit of assigned to the 1st District - Central Detail.
On July 27, 1934, Officer Zapolsky and his partner, Patrolman Leonard McPhail were on patrol in the Loop when they heard gunshots. The officers were unaware that the gunshots they heard were intended for two other police officers who were chasing an auto thief. When Officers Zapolsky and McPhail arrived to the scene at Wacker Drive and Clark Street, the car thief, Charles Lewis, alias Miller, of 2434 West Moffit Street, opened fire again. Lewis shot Officer Zapolsky in the abdomen. Officer John Fogarty of the Detective Bureau, who had also responded to the scene, shot and killed Lewis at 206 West Randolph Street. Officer Zapolsky was transported to Henrotin Hospital where he died of his injuries three days later on July 30, 1934. A civilian was also injured during the incident.
Charles Lewis body was taken to the Cook County Morgue, where it was identified by Casimir Maciong, age 58 of 311 North Drake Avenue. Mr. Maciong told investigators that Lewis had killed his son, Zygmund Maciong, six weeks earlier. He claimed Lewis was hired by a bootlegger to kill his son.
Officer Zapolsky’s funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Church located at 4541 South Wood Street and he was laid to rest in St. Casimir Cemetery, 4401 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman Anton Zapolsky, born November 2, 1893, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on July 10, 1922.
Officer Zapolsky was survived by his wife, Minnie; children: Dorothy and Thomas and brother, William.