Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Department, IL

Chicago Police Department

Sergeant John Cronin

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Wednesday, June 3, 1931

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Patrolman Luke Howe

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Saturday, August 25, 1928

Cause: Automobile crash

Sergeant Thomas Lynch

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Wednesday, November 23, 1927

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

K9 Max II

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Sunday, February 9, 1986

Cause: Exposure to toxins

K9 Duke

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Tuesday, January 1, 1985

Cause: Exposure to toxins

K9 Sieger

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Monday, May 14, 1979

Cause: Exposure to toxins

K9 Rex III

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1979

Cause: Exposure to toxins

K9 King

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Wednesday, May 3, 1978

Cause: Exposure to toxins

K9 Caesar

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Monday, February 14, 1972

Cause: Fall

K9 Kirk

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Thursday, December 3, 1970

Cause: Gunfire

K9 Sam

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Saturday, February 27, 1965

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 545

  • Accidental 2
  • Aircraft accident 2
  • Animal related 4
  • Assault 9
  • Automobile crash 25
  • Bomb 5
  • Drowned 2
  • Duty related illness 3
  • Explosion 1
  • Fall 5
  • Fire 1
  • Gunfire 380
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 20
  • Heart attack 16
  • Motorcycle crash 20
  • Stabbed 3
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Struck by train 11
  • Struck by vehicle 11
  • Training accident 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 15
  • Vehicular assault 8

By Month

  • January 43
  • February 37
  • March 33
  • April 44
  • May 50
  • June 50
  • July 46
  • August 51
  • September 45
  • October 43
  • November 54
  • December 49

By Gender

  • Male 541
  • Female 4

K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 8

  • Exposure to toxins 5
  • Fall 1
  • Gunfire 1
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 1

Component Agencies

Divisions or absorbed agencies.