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. Officer Healy agreed, recognizing an opportunity to raid the house. Upon arrival at a secluded area, the citizen produced a revolver and announced a robbery.

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

Patrolman Healy served with the Chicago Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and three brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5416

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 2, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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It has been 76 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, but the CPD will never forget that sacrifice. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

August 26, 2013

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