Patrolman John P. Kearney

Patrolman John P. Kearney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1909

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John P. Kearney

Patrolman John P. Kearney died from injuries suffered the previous day after falling from a horse.

Patrolman Kearney was assigned to protect a wagon driver from striking union workers. The horse suddenly bolted when an automobile passed, throwing Patrolman Kearney to the ground.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 1, 1909

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Officer Kearney's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-26-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 26, 2018

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