Patrolman Daniel E. Howard

Patrolman Daniel E. Howard

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 1975

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Daniel E. Howard

Patrolman Daniel E. Howard and Patrolman Donald E. Andrews were killed in a traffic crash responding to an emergency call when another squad car collided with theirs at 43rd Street and Michigan Avenue.

Patrolman Andrews, driver of the squad, and Patrolman Howard were rushing to the 47th Street Station of the Dan Ryan rapid transit line to intercept two passengers carrying a shotgun. Both squad cars had their sirens blaring, and their red lights flashing as they approached the intersection. Patrolman Howard and Patrolman Andrews were westbound on 43rd Street and entered the intersection against the red light. The second squad car entered the "blind" intersection from southbound Michigan Avenue. The impact of the collision drove both squad cars onto a sidewalk. Their patrol car rolled end over end for 40 feet, killing both officers. The officers in the second squad car were treated and released for their injuries.

Patrolman Howard was assigned to the Prairie Avenue District and was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.

The funeral mass for Officer Daniel Howard was held at St. Gabriel Church, 4500 S. Lowe. He is buried at St. Mary's cemetery in Evergreen Park.

On May 25th, 2006, Officer Howard's star was retired and enshrined in the Superintendent's Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Avenue.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 5983

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

January 1, 2021

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