Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 2004

Michael Patrick Gordon

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 18751
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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Memorial Day weekend is here and all the war movies will be on all weekend. How you loved to watch them all. One of your dreams, besides being a police officer since you were very young, was to be a soldier. I think of all the times you would talk me in to taking you to the military stores and you would buy patches and ribbons. I even found you and old Marine trunk that you were so excited about when I brought it home. All your collectables are still in that chest. Even after almost 14 years I still have tears as you are truly missed. Keep watch over the family for me as I'm starting to slow down with age. Losing you took a toll on me. Love and miss you every day.

Love,
Dad

May 24, 2018

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