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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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I have no idea why but today I thought about Mike. He and I were classmates in grade school, he a year older. We were also Boy Scouts in the same troop and camped together. He was lots of fun. I will always remember hime for the good times we shared.

Drew Smith, Fire Chief
Prospect Hts Fire District
June 21, 2017


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