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Police Officer Michael J. Healy | United States Postal Inspection Service - Postal Police, U.S. Government United States Postal Inspection Service - Postal Police, U.S. Government

Police Officer

Michael J. Healy

United States Postal Inspection Service - Postal Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, June 21, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 3972

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Incident Date: 6/21/1981

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Michael Healy was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at the main post office in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Three suspects entered the post office and attempted to disarm Officer Healy at gunpoint. He refused to hand over his weapon and was attempting to disarm the suspects when he was shot.

Officer Healy had served with the Postal Police for one year, and had previously served for two years with the Hometown III Police Department. He was survived by his wife, stepdaughter, parents, sister and brother. On July 14, 2003, a post office in Bridgeview, Illinois, was renamed the Michael J. Healy Post Office Building in his honor.

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Having read this page before, I'm shocked that I have not left something. The Postal Police is an agency not everyone even knows exists. I know it exists and what a tough job it can be.

Officer Healy, what you did is heroic, not your sacrifice as much as what lead up to it. All the work you've done in law enforcement shows a hero. What you did at the Post Office in Chicago shows one HELL of a hero.

In reading the posts of your family and friends I can only guess what a wonderful human being you were and what a magnificent Angel you are now.

God Bless and may you be resting comfortably in peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
June 21, 2014

 

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