Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 2004

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Michael Patrick Gordon

Police 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.

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 served 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

drunk driver

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Miss you every day. There are no words to describe the emptiness in ones heart unless you experience the loss of a child. Your daughter has turned sweet 16 and your two sons are finishing college. The last 16 years have passed with family events where we have had your photo with us, especially the Cubs Rooftops for your foundation where all your friends are present remembering you. You will never be forgotten. Wanted to stop in and say I love and miss you.

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