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Patrolman James F. Looney | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


James F. Looney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 1, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 821

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/18/1918

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Officer James Looney succumbed to wounds received two weeks earlier during an armed robbery.

Officer Looney observed two men enter a lounge on West 22nd Street. Patrolman Looney, who was leaving the saloon, was shot when he attempted to pull his revolver and stop the robbery. The gunshot wound turned gangrenes, causing his death.

Officer Looney was assigned to the 15th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and three 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 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 6, 2013


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