Sergeant Philip J. O'Reilly

Sergeant Philip J. O'Reilly

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 16, 2003

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Philip J. O'Reilly

Sergeant Philip O'Reilly was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol at 4:30 am.

His patrol car was struck by a tow truck at the intersection of Granville Avenue and Western Avenue. Sergeant O'Reilly was ejected from his squad car. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the tow truck was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Sergeant O'Reilly was assigned to the Foster Police District and was a 16 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He is survived by his wife, six children, and seven siblings. One of his brothers also serves on the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 2321

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Sgt. O’Reilly,
On today, the 20th 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.


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March 16, 2023

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