Park Policeman Raymond Earl Walsh

Park Policeman Raymond Earl Walsh

North Shore Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 8, 1925

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Raymond Earl Walsh

Park Policeman Raymond Walsh was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator on Sheridan Road.

His police motorcycle struck a taxicab, at the intersection of Sherwin Avenue, as he chased the speeding vehicle. The vehicle he was attempting to stop was never identified and the driver was never apprehended.

Policeman Walsh, a WWI U.S. Army veteran, had served with the North Shore Park District Police Department for 19 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and two siblings. He is buried in All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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Policeman Walsh, we can only hope that the person responsible for your death lived under a cloud for the rest of his/her days knowing that their actions took your life and lived a better life because of that. Though it is apparent the suspect couldn't be bothered to admit their culpability, I just hope they tried to make up for it.

I get the impression from your picture you were a veteran. Thank you for that service.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 8, 2018

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