Patrolman Bartholomew Cavanaugh

Patrolman Bartholomew Cavanaugh

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 15, 1898

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Bartholomew Cavanaugh

Patrolman Bartholomew Cavanaugh died after falling down a stair case in an areaway behind a building at the corner of 22nd Street and Indiana Avenue.

He was investigating a possible burglary when he fell and broke his neck. He was found a short time later by two other police officers but died before he could be taken to a hospital.

Patrolman Cavanaugh had served with the Chicago Police Department for 10 years, and was assigned to the Cottage Grove Avenue Station.

He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Rest in peace Patrolman Cavanaugh.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2020

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