Patrolman James F. Looney

Patrolman James F. Looney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 1, 1918

James F. Looney

Officer James Looney succumbed to wounds received two weeks earlier during an armed robbery.

Officer Looney observed two men enter a lounge on West 22nd Street. Patrolman Looney, who was leaving the saloon, was shot when he attempted to pull his revolver and stop the robbery. The gunshot wound turned gangrenes, causing his death.

Officer Looney was assigned to the 15th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 821

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 18, 1918
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2013

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