Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 2004

Michael Patrick Gordon

Officer Michael Gordon was killed when the squad car he was riding in was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Officer Gordon and his partner were on patrol as they approached the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Sacramento Avenue. When they entered the intersection, a vehicle struck the squad car. Both officers were ejected.

Officer Gordon was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His partner was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in critical condition.

The driver of the other vehicle died during surgery from injuries sustained in the collision. Test results showed he had a blood alcohol level of .177, which is over twice the legal limit in Illinois.

Officer Gordon was a two year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and was assigned to the Harrison District Station. He previously served for two years as a police officer with the Riverside, Illinois Police Department, and as an airborne military police officer in the U.S. Army.

Officer Gordon is survived by his wife, four children, and parents. Officer Gordon’s father is a retired assistant chief of the Riverside Police Department. Three of Officer Gordon's relatives also service with the Chicago Police Department; a brother, a cousin, and an uncle.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 18751
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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Had your nephew Alec's 8th grade graduation party yesterday. He only knows you from what we have told him. He was 7 months old when we lost you. Time has passed so quickly when you look back, but not as you live through each day. Soon it will be 14 years and it feels like a lifetime. Not a day goes bye that you are not in my thoughts, miss you. Please keep watch over everyone for me.

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