Police Officer Michael J. Healy

Police Officer Michael J. Healy

United States Postal Inspection Service - United States Postal Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1981

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Michael J. Healy

Police Officer Michael Healy was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at the main post office in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Three subjects entered the post office and attempted to disarm Officer Healy at gunpoint. He refused to hand over his weapon and was attempting to disarm the men when he was shot.

Officer Healy had served with the United States Postal Police for one year and had previously served with the Hometown, Illinois, Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, stepdaughter, parents, sister, and brother.

On July 14th, 2003, a post office in Bridgeview, Illinois, was renamed the Michael J. Healy Post Office Building in his honor.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3972

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

robbery

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Your heroic actions that day are the true definition of duty before self sir. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 21, 2020

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