Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 12/9/1967
Sergeant Melvin Means succumbed to injuries suffered six days earlier after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 30 at Olympian Way.
Sergeant Means was directing traffic as a car was being removed from a ditch by a tow truck operator when he was struck by an eastbound car, resulting in him being thrown 70 feet. Sergeant Means was transported to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights where he died from his injuries six days later.
The 16-year-old driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions and reckless driving.
Sergeant Means had served with the Olympia Fields Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.