Patrolman Thomas J. Healy

Patrolman Thomas J. Healy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 1927

Thomas J. Healy

Patrolman Thomas J. Healy was shot and mortally wounded during an armed robbery.

Patrolman Healy was approached by a citizen who offered to take him to a disorderly house. Officer Healy agreed, recognizing an opportunity to raid the house. Upon arrival at a secluded area, the citizen produced a revolver and announced a robbery.

Officer Healy and the gunman then exchanged shots, both were mortally wounded. Patrolman Healy was taken to a hospital where he died five days later.

Patrolman Healy served with the Chicago Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and three brother.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5416

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 2, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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It has been 76 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, but the CPD will never forget that sacrifice. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

August 26, 2013

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