Patrolman David J. Cairns

Patrolman David J. Cairns

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1927

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David J. Cairns

Patrolman David J. Cairns was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of 79th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

The driver who struck him was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Cairns was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife daughter and two sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 3, 1927

directing traffic

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Rest in peace Patrolman Cairns.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2024

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