Park Police Officer Joseph Isola

Park Police Officer Joseph Isola

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 2, 1935

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Joseph Isola

Officer Joseph Isola attempted to arrest an armed robber. During the process, the gunman fired a shot, striking the officer. Officer Isola succumbed to his wounds.

The Chicago Park District Police in the City of Chicago was disbanded in 1957. Remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Police Department through an intergovernmental agreement. Fallen officers are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers.

Officer Isola was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 653

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped

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Officer Isola's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-20-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

February 20, 2018

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