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Park Policeman John F. Maher | South Park District Police Department, Illinois South Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Policeman

John F. Maher

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 7, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 215

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Policeman John Maher was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to conduct a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle.

His motorcycle struck another car at the intersection of West 37th Street and South Michigan Avenue, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

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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 97th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 3, 2013

 

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