Police Officer Henry C. Westlund

Police Officer Henry C. Westlund

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 24, 1922

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Henry C. Westlund

Police Officer Henry Westlund and Policeman Robert Stafford both succumbed to injuries when their police motorcycles collided on River Road, between Higgins Road and Des Plaines, on October 14th, 1922.

Officer Stafford was transported to Montrose Hospital, where he died the following day. Officer Westlund was transported to Iroquois Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on October 24th, 1922.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 14, 1922

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Officer Westlund,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cook County.


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