Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Mathias J. Degan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, May 4, 1886

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Reflections for Patrolman Mathias J. Degan

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 6, 2021

This was my great great grandfather. Thank you so much for remembering him. Our family is so touched. I pray for God to protect you and all officers that sacrifice their lives daily to protect us. Sonia Degan

Sonia Kladis
Great great grandaugter

August 10, 2020

Officer Degan's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-11-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 11, 2018

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

The 125th anniversary of the Haymarket Riot approaches and much is made of the "labor movement" individuals who were either executed or pardoned. Less is focused on the Chicago police officers who were murdered. This is the part of that fateful night which history forgets. Well, the Chicago Police Department will not forget those heroic men who sprang into action that night and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 29, 2011

124 years later. We never forget. RIP

Sgt John Stahl
Chicago Police Sergeants' Association

May 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-third 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 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

Phyllis Loya

May 4, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 13, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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