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Sergeant Floyd A. Beardsley | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Floyd A. Beardsley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, October 31, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 881

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/30/1926

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: In Custody

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Sergeant Floyd A. Beardsley of the 9th District, was fatally shot at 2:15 p.m. on October 30, 1926, dying the next day, in front of 312 W. 116th Street by one of two automobile thieves whom he had a few moments before placed under arrest in a garage at that address. One thief escaped in an automobile and exchanged shots with a patrolman whome he wounded in the right hand.

On December 7, 1926, the Coroner recommended the arrest of one thief as the principal and the second as an accessory. The later was taken in custody one block from the scene, the principal was brought back from Colorado on February 8, 1927.

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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 88th anniversary year of your death. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2014


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