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

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 suspects 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 suspects when he was shot.

Officer Healy had served with the United States Postal Police for one year and had previously served with the Homeown, 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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3972

Incident Details

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

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Michael, I remember that night well. I worked at JFK and another Officer came to me and told me that an Officer was shot in Chicago. A piece of us died that night all around the country. May the Lord keep watching over you and may God Bless your family." Heroes remembered never dis".

Postal Olice Oficr (Ret) E. Cerchione
United States Postal Police

February 9, 2017

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