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 United States Army veteran. He had served with the Chicago Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Harrison District Station. He previously served for two years as a police officer with the Riverside, Illinois Police Department.

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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Today is Memorial Day, thinking about you all day. Wish I could have asked more questions about Bosnia and Korea. Was out at the cemetery today cleaning up your grave, I have to say its the best looking one in the Vets Section. Please keep watch on your children also the rest of the family. Miss you every day. August will be the Cubs Rooftop, our last one and the 20th since your passing. Allot of work and was worth it to keep your Foundation running. Love and miss you.

Love, Dad
Father of fallen officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 27, 2024

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