Patrolman Henry J. Lange

Patrolman Henry J. Lange

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 3, 1929

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Henry J. Lange

Patrolman Henry Lange succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he fell from his police horse on South Franklin Street.

While patrolling on horseback, Patrolman Lange's horse was spooked by a passing automobile; the horse reared up and and threw him to the cobblestone street where he landed on his head. He died in the hospital two weeks later from injuries he sustained in the incident.

Patrolman Lange was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3199

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Friday, December 21, 1928

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Patrolman Lange,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 3, 2019

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