Patrolman Vincent Spiro

Patrolman Vincent Spiro

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, July 10, 1923

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Vincent Spiro

Patrolman Vincent Spiro succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of 84th Street and Ashland Avenue while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle nine days earlier.

His motorcycle struck the side of a streetcar during the pursuit. The vehicle he was chasing failed to stop, however, the man believed to have been driving it was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Patrolman Spiro had served with the Chicago Police Department for one year. He was survived by two brothers and three sisters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 979

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 1, 1923
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Patrolman Spiro,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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July 10, 2023

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