Detective James R. Mescall

Detective James R. Mescall

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1928

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James R. Mescall

Detective James Mescall succumbed to injuries sustained on April 1st, 1925, when he was thrown from a patrol car when it was struck by a Rolls Royce limousine at the intersection of 39th Street and Lake Park Avenue.

He struck his head on the pavement upon being ejected.

Detective Mescall had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2245

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 1, 1925

routine driving

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Rest in peace Detective Mescall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 16, 2020

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