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Patrolman Thomas J. Healy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Thomas J. Healy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 5416

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/2/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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
August 26, 2013


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