Patrolman Thomas J. Healy

Patrolman Thomas J. Healy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 1927

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Thomas J. Healy

Patrolman Thomas J. Healy was shot and mortally wounded during an armed robbery.

Patrolman Healy was approached by a citizen who offered to take him to a disorderly house. Patrolman Healy agreed, recognizing an opportunity to raid the house. The man led him to an apartment building at 71 E 42nd Street and then announced a robbery.

Patrolman Healy and the gunman then exchanged shots and were both mortally wounded. Patrolman Healy was taken to a hospital where he died five days later.

Patrolman Healy served with the Chicago Police Department for three years. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5416

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 3, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Patrolman Healy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2022

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