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Patrolman John J. O'Donnell | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John J. O'Donnell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 9, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman John O'Donnell was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he was loading an accident victim into a police ambulance at the intersection of Diversey Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue.

The drunk driver crashed into the back of the ambulance, crushing Policeman O'Donnell between the two vehicles.

The suspect was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman O'Donnell was assigned to the Cragin Station.

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Patrolman O'Donnell,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 9, 2016


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