MILITARY SERVICE DEATHS

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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 John A. McCarthy

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
14 Jan 1939
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
13 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
25
End of Watch:
13 Sep 1944
Unit of Assignment:
5th District - Wabash
Date of Birth:
24 Jul 1913
Served:
5 years, 6 months, 30 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
France, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Mount Greenwood 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:

MILITARY RECORD:

1st Lieutenant John A. McCarthy enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 5, 1940, Service #01298886, and served in 301st Infantry, 94th Division and was a veteran of World War II.

On September 13, 1944, Lieutenant McCarthy was killed in Action (KIA) in France, in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman John A. McCarthy, Star # Unknown, aged 25 years, was a 5 year, 6 month, 30 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District - Wabash.

Officer McCarthy was laid to rest in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Patrolman John A. McCarthy, born July 24, 1913, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 14, 1939. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman McCarthy was a fireman for three and a half years at Engine Company No. 1 located at Lomax Place (present day Congress Expressway Interchange) and Wells Street.

Officer McCarthy was survived by his wife, Josephine; son, John, Jr., age 11 months; parents; brothers: William (CPD) and Raymond (USCG); sisters: Frances and Mrs. Hugh Kelly. He was the son of Chicago Fire Captain Patrick J. McCarthy.

Patrolman James L. Mooney Jr.

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
24 Sep 1938
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
1593
Incident Date:
12 Aug 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
33
End of Watch:
12 Aug 1944
Unit of Assignment:
36th District - Hudson
Date of Birth:
16 Sep 1910
Served:
5 years, 10 months, 19 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Sourdeval, France, EU

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Brittany American Cemetery - Saint-James, France
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:

MILITARY RECORD:

Corporal James L. Mooney, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 20, 1943, Service #36774117, and served in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division and was a veteran of World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On August 12, 1944, Corporal Mooney was shot by a sniper and was killed in Action (KIA) near Sourdeval, France in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman James L. Mooney, Jr., Star #1593, aged 33 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 36th District - Hudson.

Officer Mooney's memorial mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church and he was laid to rest in Brittany American Cemetery, 50240 Montjoie-Saint-Martin, Saint-James, France. His grave is located in Plot D, Row 12, Grave 9.

Patrolman James L. Mooney, Jr., born September 16, 1910, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 24, 1938. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman Mooney was a Patrolman for the New York Central Railroad Police Department. He attended High School at Loyola Academy and was a star half back on the football team. He then attended Georgetown University where he captained the Elevens football team and was named an All-American lineman and punter. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He joined the NFL where he played from 1930 until 1935, ending his career with the Cardinals and Bears. He lived at 1407 West Arthur Avenue. His grandfather was Francis J. O’Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent of Police and served in that capacity from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career CPD officer, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Officer Mooney was survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons: James III and Philip and parents. He was a member of one of the CPD's most distinguished families. His grandfather was Francis J. O'Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career policeman, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
13 Sep 1941
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
22 Jun 1944
Cause of Death:
Age:
27
End of Watch:
22 Jun 1944
Unit of Assignment:
26th District - Desplaines
Date of Birth:
15 May 1915
Served:
2 years, 9 months, 9 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Algeria, North Africa

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
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:

MILITARY RECORD:

Private 1st Class Thomas J. Morrisroe enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 20, 1942, Service #36340553, and was a veteran of World War II.

On June 22, 1944, Private Morrisroe, Died Non-Battle (DNB), in Algeria, North Africa in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, Star # Unknown, aged 27 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 26th District - Desplaines.

Officer Morrisroe's memorial mass was held on July 8, 1944 at St. Mel's Church.

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, born May 15, 1915, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 13, 1941.

Officer Morrisroe was a member of the Chicago Policemen's Benevolent & Welfare Association. He was survived by his parents: Catherine and John; siblings: Beatrice, Catherine, Gretta, Helen, John and Mary and Aunt, Mrs. Mary Hayes.

Thomas J. Morrisroe was born in Ireland in 1911 a native of Roscommon, Ireland he was not yet a citizen of the United States at the time of his death. He lived at 4241 West Jackson Boulevard.

Of the more than 800 Chicago Police Officers to serve in World War II, Officer Morrisroe was the first casualty out of six killed in service to the U.S. during World War II.