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

Park Police Officer Joseph Isola was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect in a tavern on N. Ada Street near W. Washington Boulevard.

Officer Isola was walking his beat when a man ran up to him and informed him of the robbery in progress. Officer Isola rushed to the tavern where he encountered two suspects severely beating an employee. One of the men drew a handgun and shot Officer Isola in the chest.

He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Officer Isola had served with the Chicago Park District Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and six siblings.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 653

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 1, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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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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