Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John G. Sevick

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1933

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Reflections for Patrolman John G. Sevick

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 17, 2013

Requiescat in Pace, Uncle John! I never knew you, but my Father [Joseph Edwin Sevick -- CPD for forty years] would speak of you. We had a family scrapbook which I was sometimes allowed to see with newspaper articles concerning your CPD career. The last time I visited the County Courthouse one of the door's into the 4th Floor NE courtroom still had a bullet hole in it from the shot that took your life. The hole was plugged with a different material from the rest of the door panel.

If anyone knows anything about my Uncle's widow, or can direct me to her family, please post a note here. I've never had any contact with them.

Rev. John M. Sevick

November 27, 2012

Your heroism that day may have prevented further tragedy if the criminal had escaped the courthouse. thank you, and please know, the CPD will never forget your contribution.

Detective thomas Downes

July 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Sevick. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

God bless you John.


John Apostol
Grandson of John's brother Joseph

October 30, 2007

I salute you for your dedicated service to the City of Chicago and its citizens. You are a true hero. I am glad that justice was swift for the individual that took your life and ended so many dreams. You will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 25, 2007

your sacrifice and that of your loved ones lives on at this site and you and they are not forgotten. while muted in sorrow, your story is an inspiration for us now decades later in that by some measure, justice was swift and most assuredly appropriate. there are far too many cases noted at this site where justice for those who sacrificed themselves for the rest of us was denied.


January 17, 2007

God bless you.

December 6, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice. Time has not forgotten you nor your service.

A citizen

July 24, 2004

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