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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 Martin Bill Larsen Jr.

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Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
06 Jan 1931
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Incident Date:
13 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Killed In U.S. Service
End of Watch:
13 Aug 1944
Unit of Assignment:
Stolen Auto Section
Date of Birth:
12 Mar 1904
13 years, 7 months, 7 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Atlantic Ocean, EU

Memorial Details:

Evergreen 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:


Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Bill Larsen, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served as ships cook and was a veteran of World War II.

On August 13, 1944, Petty Officer 2nd Class Larsen died at sea in service to his Country.


Patrolman Martin Bill Larsen, Jr., Star #403, aged 40 years, was a 13 year, 7 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Stolen Auto Section.

Officer Larsen's memorial mass was held at St. Peter's Church and he was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Patrolman Martin Bill Larsen, Jr., born March 12, 1904, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 5, 1931. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman Larson was a Park Policeman for the South Park Police Department.

Officer Larsen was a member of the Chicago Patrolman's Club and the Chicago Policemen's Benevolent Association. He was survived by his wife, Rose T. (nee McCuddy); parents: Anna (nee Johnson) and Martin and sister, Myrtle Elenor Deamud.