Patrolman John Stachnik

Patrolman John Stachnik

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 28, 1969

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John Stachnik

Patrolman John Stachnik was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of S. Wabash Avenue and E. 11th Street.

The throttle of his 3-wheel motorcycle stuck as he made a right turn onto E. 11th Street. His head struck a street sign as the motorcycle began to turn over. Patrolman Stachnik succumbed to his injuries following brain surgery.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Stachnik,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 28, 2019

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