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.


  • 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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It was 27 years ago this week that I watched my 20 year old son walk down our driveway with an Army Recruiter to take you to the processing center. You enlisted for 5 years so that you could be an Airborne Army Military Policeman. Being 6'5" you were automatically on your way to Korea after your training. After that assignment you returned and then sent off to Bosnia to maintain peace. Another six months, living in a tent this time. You had to deal with and saw many terrible things. Finally, after 5 years you were honorably discharged and became a police officer, your lifelong dream. After 4 years that was all taken away and you also taken from us, including your children. We all miss you and will never let you be forgotten. There are no words to describe how much I miss you and love you son. Love Dad

Robert Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04, Retired DC, Riverside PD

October 5, 2021

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