Police Officer James Days

Police Officer James Days

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 10, 1978

James Days

Officer James Days died after suffering a heart attack during a foot pursuit.

Officer Days and his partner were on patrol when they saw an auto driving erratically in the 1300 block of East 50th Street.

They chased the auto to the 1300 block of East Madison Park Avenue when the driver fled on foot. Days pursued the driver and was found unconscious on a sidewalk a short distance away.

Officer James Days of the Prairie Avenue District died in Billings Hospital.

University of Chicago Police, who responded to the officers’ radio message for help, apprehended the offender.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in Peace, Officer Days. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

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