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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Five years ago today we lost Gram Puf, I hope she is with you and your other Gram who fussed over you when you were little. Your brother is still telling everyone the story how the door opened in Gram Gordon's car and you fell out and he hung on to you and got you back into the car. How I wish you were here to have seen your two boys graduate College. It will be 17 years in August that we lost you but at times it seems like my life without you here has stalled. Everyday there are reminders of you and you will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over the family for me. Love and miss you. Dad

Love,
Dad

June 5, 2021

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