Patrolman John J. Dempsey

Patrolman John J. Dempsey

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 14, 1894

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John J. Dempsey

Patrolman John Dempsey succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a Grand Trunk Railroad train.

When the collision occurred, he was guarding the railroad crossing at the intersection of 26th Street and Stewart Avenue. He was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died the following day.

Patrolman Dempsey was assigned to the Seventh Precinct. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Friday, July 13, 1894

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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