Patrolman John Patrick Kearney, Sr.

Patrolman John Patrick Kearney, Sr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1909

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John Patrick Kearney, Sr.

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.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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

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

July 2, 2020

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