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Police Officer Henry C. Westlund | Cook County Highway Police, Illinois Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

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Henry C. Westlund

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 24, 1922

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Age: 37

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Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 10/14/1922

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Police Officer Henry Westlund and Policeman Robert Stafford both succumbed to injuries when their police motorcycles collided on River Road, between Higgins Road and Des Plaines, on October 14th, 1922.

Officer Stafford was transported to Montrose Hospital, where he died the following day. Officer Westlund was transported to Iroquois Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on October 24th, 1922.

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Police Officer Robert Mann Stafford
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End of Watch: Sunday, October 15, 1922
Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Westlund,
Sir, it has taken over 93 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cook County.

R. I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
January 28, 2016

 

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