Death Classification: Military Service Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 13 years, 7 months, 7 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Stolen Auto Section
District of Incident (Present Day): Atlantic Ocean, EU
Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service
Age at Time of Death: 40
Date of Birth: 12 Mar 1904
Date of Appointment: 06 Jan 1931
Date of Incident: 13 Aug 1944
End of Watch: 13 Aug 1944
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: U.S. Navy
Incident & Biographic Details
Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Bill Larsen, Jr., Service # Unknown, served in the U.S. Navy enlisting, serving as ships cook, was a veteran of World War II and died in service.
On August 13, 1944, Petty Officer 2nd Class Larsen died at sea in service to his Country. His death is classified as Died at Sea (DAS).
POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:
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. 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.