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Officer Michael T. Caulfield | Forest Park Police Department, Illinois Forest Park Police Department, Illinois


Michael T. Caulfield

Forest Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 30, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 3 months

Badge # 215

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Michael Caulfield was shot and killed inside the Forest Park police station, at 517 Desplaines Avenue, by a suspect who had been taken into custody by detectives.

Officer Caulfield and his training officer were processing a prisoner in the station when another officer came in with a second prisoner. The first prisoner disarmed and shot the officer entering the room, but that officer survived. Officer Caulfield drew his weapon, but was immediately shot in the head and died from his wound. His training officer was also shot, but was able to return fire killing the prisoner.

Officer Caulfield had served with the Forest Park Police Department for only three months. He was survived by his parents.

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The Village of Forest Park will honor Michael's memory in an unveiling ceremony of a permanent memorial being erected in his name and in the name of other Forest Park Police and Fire officials who lost their lives in the line of duty. The event will take place on Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 am. The location for the monument is at Remembrance Park, located at Circle & Randolph in Forest Park, IL. All are welcome.

Deputy Village Clerk
Village of Forest Park
August 19, 2015


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