Patrolman William Feeley

Patrolman William Feeley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, July 31, 1894

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William Feeley

Patrolman William Feeley was struck and killed by Chicago and Grand Trunk Railroad switching engine number 118 east of Robey Street (modern-day Damen Avenue). He and another officer had been detailed to patrol the tracks between Ashland Avenue and the Panhandle Junction when he was struck.

He had just jumped off of another engine when he was struck by the oncoming train.

Patrolman Feeley was survived by his wife.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Patrolman Feeley,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 31, 2019

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