Patrolman John Chabala, Jr.

Patrolman John Chabala, Jr.

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1948

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John Chabala, Jr.

Patrolman John Chabala was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Bronx River Parkway while on patrol.

He was transported to Lawrence Hospital where he died of his injuries.

He was a WWII Army Air Forces veteran and was survived by his wife, 6-month-old son, and parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 7, 2013

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