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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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Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
25 Mar 1933
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Incident Date:
28 Mar 1945
Cause of Death:
Crash - Automobile
End of Watch:
28 Mar 1945
Unit of Assignment:
7th District - Woodlawn
Date of Birth:
27 May 1909
12 years, 0 months, 3 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
England, EU

Memorial Details:

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:


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).


Patrolman Patrick John Bermingham, Star #2130, aged 35 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, 1909, 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.