Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bartholomew Cavanaugh

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 15, 1898

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Reflections for Patrolman Bartholomew Cavanaugh

Patrolman Cavanaugh,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like t say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

December 15, 2023

Rest in peace Patrolman Cavanaugh.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2020

Officer Cavanaugh's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-29-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 29, 2018

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 15, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

May you continue to rest in eternal peace. You are not forgotten.......

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 15, 2006

While doing research into the early history of your department, I was honored, humbled and privledged to have stumbled upon the story of your heroic death.
You died with great valor and courage while pursuing a dangerous criminal.
You left many young children all of whom must have grown very very proud of you as they aged.

Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

Rick Barrett
DEA retired

January 19, 2006

It took 107 years but you have finally been remembered and will be for all eternity. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

November 9, 2005

1898 wasn't so long ago that you've become nothing more than a footnote in history. Patrolman Cavanaugh, it was the guys like you who went out there in the early days. The pay and benefits weren't there, but you still went out there and did what was right and obviously didn't shirk your responsibilities. You have my everlasting respect for that.

God Bless you and Rest in Peace, brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 14, 2005

Patrolman Cavanaugh,
It has taken almost 107 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Chicago.


October 13, 2005



October 11, 2005

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