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Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Michael Patrick Gordon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 8, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 18751

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in collision

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Officer Michael Gordon was killed when the squad car he was riding in was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Officer Gordon and his partner were on patrol as they approached the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Sacramento Avenue. When they entered the intersection, a vehicle struck the squad car. Both officers were ejected.

Officer Gordon was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His partner was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in critical condition.

The driver of the other vehicle died during surgery from injuries sustained in the collision. Test results showed he had a blood alcohol level of .177, which is over twice the legal limit in Illinois.

Officer Gordon was a two year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and was assigned to the Harrison District Station. He previously served for two years as a police officer with the Riverside, Illinois Police Department, and as an airborne military police officer in the U.S. Army.

Officer Gordon is survived by his wife, four children, and parents. Officer Gordon’s father is a retired assistant chief of the Riverside Police Department. Three of Officer Gordon's relatives also service with the Chicago Police Department; a brother, a cousin, and an uncle.

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Dear Mike, As we celebrated Xmas Eve with the family, of course your name came up and then your brothers started in with the stories. Laughs were had by all.

Your sons are now as tall as you were 6'5 and when I look at them I get a little misty wondering how things would have been had you been able to be here.

Watch over everyone. Love, Mom

Carol Gordon
Mother
December 26, 2016

 

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