Park Policeman Matthew J. Foley

Park Policeman Matthew J. Foley

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 12, 1918

Matthew J. Foley

Park Policeman Matthew Foley was killed in a motorcycle crash while chasing a speeding vehicle in Jackson Park.

He was taken to the Illinois Central Hospital where he died later that day as a result of his injuries.

Policeman Foley was survived by his sister and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 170

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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This day is marks the 100th anniversary of the death in service of Policeman Matthew Foley. He is remembered for his sacrifice. My hope is that he is remembered by his descendants for his selfless service to his district and nation.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 12, 2018

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