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:


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

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).


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.