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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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Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank” Patrick Hourihan

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

Memorial Details:

Mount Olivet Catholic 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:


Private Francis "Frank" Patrick 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 "Frank" Patrick Hourihan was killed when an army automobile truck he was driving turned turtle in Belmont County near Blaine, Ohio.


Probationary Patrolman Francis "Frank" Patrick , 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.

Officer Hourihan was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Probationary Patrolman Francis "Frank" Patrick , born September 15, 1891, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 3, 1918. He was the private chauffeur 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 (nee Brown) and James Aloysius and siblings: Catherine V., Richard Thomas and Robert E. He was preceded in death by his brother, William. Two of his brothers also served in the military.