Patrolman Thomas J. Costello

Patrolman Thomas J. Costello

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1949

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Thomas J. Costello

Patrolman Thomas Costello was killed in an automobile crash while transporting a heart attack victim to the hospital in a police ambulance.

The vehicle collided with a truck at the triple intersection of 71st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and South Chicago Avenue.

Patrolman Costello had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 5331

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, medical call

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Rest in peace Patrolman Costello.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 26, 2019

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