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Patrolman Henry J. Lange | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Henry J. Lange

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, January 3, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3199

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 12/21/1928

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Patrolman Henry Lange succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he fell from his police horse on South Franklin Street.

While patrolling on horseback, Patrolman Lange's horse was spooked by a passing automobile; the horse reared up and and threw him to the cobblestone street where he landed on his head. He died in the hospital two weeks later from injuries he sustained in the incident.

Patrolman Lange was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Lange. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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