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Patrolman Joseph Kurtz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 1921

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph Kurtz

Patrolman Kurtz,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 7, 2021

Officer Kurtz, (Great Uncle Joe) thank you for your service and sacrifice. It does not seem right that your killers were acquitted. I’m sure that was difficult for my Grandma, your sister Leona. We are proud to know you are our blood. Rest In Peace

Hope Brown
Great niece

May 11, 2020

Officer Kurtz (Great Uncle Joe) you are and always will be a hero in our family. I’m sure it was an awful thing to go through for my grandma, your sister. Nobody should die like you did and nobody’s killer should be freed. Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service to Chicago.

Hope Brown
Great Niece

May 11, 2020

Officer Kurtz's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-29-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 29, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Kurtz. Your valor won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2014

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Even though it has been 90 years your ultimate sacricie will not be forgotten. The fact your murderers got off is unbelieveable. Please the CPD will not forget your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

June 7, 2011

Patrolman Kurtz,On today, the 87th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. I think it was a travesty of justice that your murderer wasn't prosecuted.R.I.P.Anonymous


June 7, 2008

Patrolman Kurtz, you are not forgotten

June 7, 2005

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