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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Rest in peace Officer Luce.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2020

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