Police Officer William J. Luce

Police Officer William J. Luce

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1989

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William J. Luce

Police Officer William Luce died from cancer which he contracted after being exposed to radiation while on duty.

He was testing different rifles when a scope on one of them exploded, exposing him to radiation.

Officer Luce was a Vietnam War veteran. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Not available

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You will always be remembered dear Officer
Police Officer Patrolman William Luce.
You gave the ultimate sacrifice in serving your job.
,Thank you for each day you served for the City of Chicago and its citizens.
Prayers for all who hold your cherished memories in their hearts always.
Prayers that your fellow Officers are protected each day at work.
Rest In Peace dear Officer your watch is covered.

Marie VanWyk
Daughter of a fellow officer killed in the line of duty

August 14, 2020

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