Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Jerome M. McCauley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 1936

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Reflections for Patrolman Jerome M. McCauley

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

May 29, 2015

It was an honor to read your name among the 567 heroes of the Chicago Police Department during last night's Candlelight Vigil at Gold Star Families and Memorial Park. Your service, and your family's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mark Hannan

September 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 29, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your dedication to duty that day serves as an example of the professionalism of the CPD. Sites like this will not allow your contribution to be forgotten. Thank you foryour service.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 29, 2011

9/11/10,a day to remember a fallen hero,74 years late...Dear Uncle Jerome, I am your 64 year old niece,Patricia, born in 1946,ten years after your untimely death. I am the only surviving member of your immediate fanily,which sadly explains why there are no other tributes from those who loved you,saluting your incredible bravery! As a child in the 1950's, I asked the cause of your death. No one told me then. Now I know. All I had for decades was the memory of a picture on the wall of my grandparents' house...your parents' home...of your flag draped coffin and police honor guard. Your mother,Delia,died in 1953, your father, John,in 1958 and Hugh in 1944 at the age of 42. My father was your brother, David,a WWII Vet who died in 1966 at age 58. Patrick died in 1964,Francis in 1970 and Robert,a WWII Purple Heart hero died in the 1970's. You were the first to be buried in the McCauley cemetery plot. Now all are buried there and you do not lie alone in the dark. How I wish I could have known you! Did they call you,Jerry? How did you look when you laughed? What movies,foods or sports did you like? Did I mention how startled I was when I finally saw your picture on this memorial website,and realized I looked just like you when I was 33!? I have survived so many traumas I often thought I had a guardian angel...was it you? I know you were special. But life is short...shorter for some than others... and you deserved so much more. I regret I could not be at the 9/14,Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Candlelight Vigil to read your name with pride. I now live in Dallas and have health issues.Your memory will always live in my heart. I am going to have a star in the heavens named after you so your heroic light will burn brightly long after,I,too am gone. Just know,Uncle Jerome, when you died so suddenly and tragically in 1936, you left behind so many who truly loved you! May you rest in peace.

Patricia McCauley Deiry
Niece of Patrolman Jerome M. McCauley

September 26, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to the City of Chicago. Continue to keep watch over those that carry you in their hearts and also those still out on patrol.

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

September 24, 2008

Rest easy, hero. You will never be forgotten for your unselfish act. God has you in his care for eternity.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 19, 2006

It has taken 70 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service, dedication and commitment to the citizens of the City of Chicago.... RIP! You are not FORGOTTEN BROTHER!

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

May 29, 2006

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