Policeman Meyer Joseph "Jack" Lapine

Policeman Meyer Joseph "Jack" Lapine

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1932

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Meyer Joseph "Jack" Lapine

Policeman Meyer Lapine was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Rand and Wolf roads while he was attempting to stop a speeding vehicle.

The collision occurred when another vehicle turned into Policeman Lapine's path at the intersection.

Policeman Lapine was a United States Marine Corps World War I veteran who had served with the Cook County Highway Police for eight years and was assigned to the Morton Grove station. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

automobile accident, vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Lapine,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I as a member of the 2nd “Indianhead” Division.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2022

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