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Police Officer John H. Patterson | Hometown Police Department, Illinois Hometown Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

John H. Patterson

Hometown Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, May 13, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer John Patterson was killed in an automobile accident while involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

The suspect escaped after Officer Patterson's vehicle struck a gas pump at a service station near the intersection of

Officer Patterson had served with the Hometown Police Department for less than one year. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter and brother.

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Officer Patterson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-29-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
January 29, 2017


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