Patrolman Joseph V. Isaacs

Patrolman Joseph V. Isaacs

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 10, 1931

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Joseph V. Isaacs

Patrolman Isaacs, on vacation, tried to quell a disturbance in the Spanish Tavern Café at 11851 South Michigan Avenue. In an attempt to save a woman from being beaten by a man, he drew his revolver, but was disarmed and shot twice.

Officer Isaacs was taken to the Roseland Community Hospital where he died of his bullet wounds the following morning.

Officer Isaacs was assigned to the Kensington Station. His wife, two sons, parents and brother survived him.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5914

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Isaacs,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 10, 2017

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