Patrolman John J. Dempsey

Patrolman John J. Dempsey

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 14, 1894

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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Officer Dempsey's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-24-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 24, 2018

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