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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Officer Kane,
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 Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

December 21, 2022

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