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Park Policeman Robert M. Love | West Park District Police Department, Illinois West Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Policeman

Robert M. Love

West Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 101

Cause: Struck by train

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Policeman Love struck and killed by a Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad train while on patrol at Shedd Park. Policeman Love had been posted near 23rd Street and Millard Avenue to investigate complaints from citizens that young boys had been throwing stones in the park. It is believed that Policeman Love was chasing the boys and failed to see the oncoming train.

Policeman Love had served with the West Park District Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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It has been 94 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice and thanks to this web page your contribution shall never be forgotten.

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March 12, 2013

 

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