Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 5983
Cause: Automobile accident
Patrolmen Daniel E. Howard and Donald E. Andrews were killed in a traffic accident responding to an emergency call when another squad car collided with theirs at 43rd and Michigan.
Officer Andrews, driver of the squad, and Officer Howard were rushing to the 47th Street Station of the Dan Ryan rapid transit line to intercept two passengers carrying a shotgun. Both squad cars had their sirens blaring, and their red lights flashing as they approached the intersection. Patrolmen Howard and Andrews were westbound on 43rd Street and entered the intersection against the red light. The second squad car entered the "blind" intersection from southbound Michigan Avenue. The impact of the collision drove both squad cars onto a sidewalk. Patrolmen Howard's and Andrews' vehicle rolled end over end for 40 feet, killing both officers. The officers in the second squad car were treated and released for their injuries.
Patrolman Howard was assigned to the Prairie Avenue District and was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
The funeral mass for Officer Daniel Howard was held at St. Gabriel Church, 4500 S. Lowe. He is buried at St. Mary's cemetery in Evergreen Park.
On May 25, 2006, Officer Howard's star was retired and enshrined in the Superintendent's Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Avenue.
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Patrolman Donald E. Andrews