Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # 215
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Shot and killed
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.