Policeman Harold August Kegler

Policeman Harold August Kegler

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 8, 1925

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Harold August Kegler

Policeman Harold Kegler was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle on Milwaukee Road.

As Policeman Kegler was entering the police station, he observed a car speed past its entrance. He immediately jumped onto his motorcycle and attempted to stop it, but was thrown from his motorcycle when it struck a piece of timber that was in the roadway. Policeman Kegler was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Policeman Kegler was survived by his wife, mother, sister and two brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1223

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 7, 1925

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Harold A. Kegler was married to my maternal grandmother, Judith A. (Johnson) Kegler. When he died, she was pregnant with his son, Harold W. Kegler. My mother was born to a subsequent marriage. Uncle Harold followed in his father's footsteps and was an officer with the Carpentersville, IL police force. I believe he rose in rank and retired in 1972 or 1973. He and his wife, Isabella (Betty) moved to Iron Mountain, MI. They had two daughters, Linda and Judith.
Harold W. Kegler died in October 2019 at age 93.

Deb Wolf, civilian

November 4, 2020

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