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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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 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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Michael I think of you often, and I think about how terrible it must have been to have gone through that moment of absolute terror. You did everyone proud, from family to law enforcement. The dedications that came about in your honor were highly and appropriately deserved. R.I.P.

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April 30, 2015

 

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