MILITARY SERVICE DEATHS
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.
Lieutenant John T. O’Hara
John T. O'Hara served in the United States Military, his branch of service is unknown.
On November 14, 1918, T. O'Hara was Killed in Action (KIA) in service to his Country.
POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:
Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, Star # Unknown, aged 68 years, was a 39 year, 10 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Women's Detention Home No. 2.
Lieutenant O'Hara was laid to rest on November 18, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Section S, Block 7, Lot 13.
Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, born June 24, 1850, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 6, 1879. On November 12, 1892, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In July 1893, he was promoted to Lieutenant. On May 31, 1895, he was reduced to Patrol Sergeant. On June 19, 1897, he was promoted to Acting Lieutenant. On January 1, 1898, he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. On April 9, 1898, he was once again promoted to Lieutenant. He worked in the West Chicago Avenue Station after joining the Department. In 1881, he was transferred to the West Lake Street Station and was detailed as driver of the Patrol Wagon. He had shown himself to be a perfectly trustworthy man, and his superior officers had reposed great confidence in him.
Lieutenant O'Hara was survived by his wife.