Police Officer Austin L. Fitch

Police Officer Austin L. Fitch

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 24, 1914

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Austin L. Fitch

Police Officer Austin Fitch succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle crash while on patrol.

He crashed into a pedestrian after swerving to avoid debris in the roadway in front of 4358 Honore Street. He suffered a fractured skull in the crash.

Officer Fitch had served with the Chicago Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, November 16, 1914

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Officer Fitch's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-28-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

May 28, 2018

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