Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1925

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Reflections for Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Patrolman McGovern, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2021

No passage of time can ever erase your memory and service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

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

June 22, 2020

Officer McGovern's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-30-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

December 30, 2018

Patrolman McGovern,
On today, the 92nd 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 22, 2017

Patrick McGovern was engaged to my great-aunt, Margaret Walsh, at the time of his death. I still visit his grave at Mt. Olivet when I visit hers. RIP Patrick. You continue to be remembered.

Kathleen Keating

May 10, 2017

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 22, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year 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

November 28, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

NEVER forgotten.

Chicago Police Dept

June 22, 2011

Although it has been 86 years since your ultimate sacrifice it shall not be forgotten thanks to this web site. The CPD also will not allow your memory to be forgotten through your brace actions. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

June 22, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service.

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

April 23, 2010


June 22, 2006

Ptlmn. McGovern,

No OFFICER should be without a reflection........

I'm honored to be the first to honor you Sir! It has taken 81 years and you are still NOT FORGOTTEN.......

Thank you for your service to the citizens of the "Windy City" and may you rest in eternal peace BROTHER.......

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
VSUPD (Chesterfield, Va.)

June 22, 2006

No Officer will be without Reflection.May you Rest in Peace.Thank you for your service.

June 22, 2006

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