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Patrolman Joseph Prihoda | Stickney Police Department, Illinois Stickney Police Department, Illinois


Joseph Prihoda

Stickney Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # 33

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Joseph Prihoda was killed in a motorcycle accident while chasing two trucks on 39th Street.

Patrolman Prihoda had been called to the scene to investigate reports of two truck drivers fighting. When he arrived both drivers fled and he gave chase at speeds of 70 mph. During the chase his motorcycle struck a hole in the road at 39th Street and Oak Park Avenue. He was thrown 40 feet and suffered a broken neck and skull fracture.

The two truck drivers were later arrested by the police chief and charged with disorderly conduct.

Patrolman Prihoda was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 14, 2013


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