Detective Sergeant John J. Prendergast

Detective Sergeant John J. Prendergast

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 1914

John J. Prendergast

Detective Sergeant John Prendergast was killed in an automobile accident when escorting a prisoner to the police station.

As they waited with several other people at an intersection, an automobile containing five intoxicated men approached at high speed. Sergeant Prendergast shouted a warning to the citizens. The prisoner was pulled to safety, but the automobile struck Sergeant Prendergast, killing him instantly.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 375

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Det. Sgt. Pendergast,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

August 30, 2016

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