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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Patrolman Kearney,
On today, the 110th 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

July 2, 2019

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