Police Officer Austin L. Fitch

Police Officer Austin L. Fitch

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 24, 1914

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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Hi, I am writing on behalf of Nancy Ball, his granddaughter.

She had known he had died while riding a motorcycle in performance of his duties, but never received a gold star.

Her father, Austin Levi Fitch, was one of the 6 children Officer Fitch left behind.

He grew up to be a metallurgist and had 3 daughters. Due to his occupation, he was deemed important to the war effort and was not drafted in World War II.

Thank you for posting this memoriam page.

Justice Carmon
for Nancy Ball [nee Fitch]

Rev. Justice Carmon
Friend of Granddaughter

April 5, 2018

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