Park Police Officer Arthur Swanson

Park Police Officer Arthur Swanson

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 21, 1936

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Arthur Swanson

Park Police Officer Arthur Swanson succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when his police motorcycle struck a slick spot on Michigan Avenue at 36th Street. Another policeman who was riding next to him also crashed and was seriously injured.

Patrolman Swanson had served with the Chicago Park District Police Department for 10 years.

The Chicago Park District Police Department was disbanded in 1957. Remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Police Department through an intergovernmental agreement.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 547

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, May 15, 1936

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 21, 2021

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