Deputy Sheriff Leonard Alvin Hurwitz

Deputy Sheriff Leonard Alvin Hurwitz

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 9, 1945

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Leonard Alvin Hurwitz

Deputy Leonard Hurwitz and Deputy William Pottow were killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Harlem Avenue, in Niles.

The deputies were attempting to stop a car for speeding on Touhy Avenue when their patrol car was struck by a third car. Deputy Pottow died at the scene while Deputy Hurwitz succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Deputy Hurwitz had served with the agency for just over one year and was survived by his wife, child, and parents.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge 584

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 6, 1945

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 9, 2015

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