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Patrolman John Paul Jasper | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John Paul Jasper

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, September 11, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 6489

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer John Jasper was killed in a vehicle accident while on duty.

Officer was on patrol and chasing a speeder southbound on Pulaski Road when his patrol car was struck by a westbound vehicle at 83rd Street and Pulaski Road. His patrol car swerved into a utility pole and burst into flames. Officer Jasper was killed in the accident.

Officer Jasper had served with the agency for 10 years and was assigned to the 8th District; he had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013

 

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