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Detective Sergeant John J. Prendergast | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Sergeant

John J. Prendergast

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 30, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 375

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sergeant John Prendergast was killed in an automobile accident when escorting a prisoner to the police station.

As they waited with several other people at an intersection, an automobile containing five intoxicated men approached at high speed. Sergeant Prendergast shouted a warning to the citizens. The prisoner was pulled to safety, but the automobile struck Sergeant Prendergast, killing him instantly.

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Det. Sgt. Pendergast,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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August 30, 2016


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