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Patrolman Emmett Laughlin

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 25, 1939

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Reflections for Patrolman Emmett Laughlin

I recently found out my great aunt was married to Emmett. Emmett plus his son died in the line of duty for Chicago. Just a few years later my uncle Sgt. Jim Severin was murdered at Cabrini Green in 1970.

Three family members died for the city of Chicago.

Jean Severin Cabel

August 25, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 25, 2020

Patrolman Laughlin,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

August 25, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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

April 13, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 72 years since your ultimate sacrifice but the CPD will not allow you to be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

August 26, 2011

May I Pay My respects to these fine gentlemen.Above and beyond the call of duty

Robert Booth
Citizen Of The United States

February 9, 2011

Patrolman Laughlin,
It has taken 71 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.



September 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother...we won't let you be forgotten again


September 1, 2010

My sincere condolences to the Laughlin family who has suffered more than many.

P.O. Helyn Finngian #9933
Chicago Police Department

September 1, 2010

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