Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 21, 1922

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Thomas Joseph Kane

Patrolman Thomas Kane was struck and killed by a taxicab while directing traffic on Wells Street.

The collision knocked Patrolman Kane into the air. When he landed his head struck a trolley track and he suffered a skull fracture.

Patrolman Kane had served with the Chicago Police Department for 15-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years, 9 months
  • Badge 1212

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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