Fr Dan Brandt of the CPD chaplains unit celebrated mass at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park in memory of the fallen heroes of the CPD on Fathers’ Day. Click below for media coverage. http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/WEB_FATHERS-DAY_Chicago-383564991.html http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/19/chicago-police-families-celebrate-fathers-day-at-lakefront-memorial/
Name: Stine, Charles Star: Unknown Memorial Panel #: Rank: Leiutenant District / Unit: Woodlawn Station End of Watch: 21 April 1952 Incident Details: Lieutenant Charles W. Stine, 72, was a 23 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Woodlawn Station. On September 28, 1936 Lieutenant Stine was in Rehling’s Tavern at 203 E. 69th Street when parolees Norman Cravens, Clarence Lukesch and Fred Meyers attempted to rob the establishment. The offenders got into a shootout with Detectvie Nicholas Connelly and Lieutenant Stine who were each shot multiple times. The officers shot and killed Cravens during the shootout in which 25 bullets were fired. Lukesch and Meyers were arrested and the investigation revealed that they and Cravens had robbed 50 small businesses since they were all paroled. On November 11, 1936 Chief Justice Michael McKinley of the Criminal Court sentenced Lukesch and Meyers to life in prison. Lieutenant Stine never fully recovered from the shooting and suffered extreme pain and chronic nephritis. These medical complications all led to Stine’s early death on April 21, 1952.
Name: Zaccard, Loubet Star: Unknown Memorial Panel #: Rank: Detective District / Unit: Rogers Park Station End of Watch: 23 July 1946 Incident Details: Detective Loubet Zaccard, 47, was a 25-year veteran of the Chicago PoliceDepartment, assigned to the Rogers Park Station. On July 23, 1946, Detective Loubet Zaccard and his partner were on their way to a callbox to report back to their station when they saw Patrolman Donald J. McGinley struggling with a subject identified as 35 year old Charles Rayford. Rayford gained control over PO McGinley’s club and the patrolman withdrew his revolver. McGinley ordered Rayford to drop the club as Zaccard came behind Rayford and grabbed his arms. McGinley lunged forward and stuck Rayford in the head with the butt of his revolver. The handgun discharged and the bullet fatally struck Detective Zaccard in the face. Patrolman Donald J. McGinley was absolved from all blame in the shooting. Detective Zaccard was pronounced dead at St. Francis hospital in Evanston. He is survived by his wife Irene; two sons, Howard and Ronald, and a brother, Frank.
Name: Lynch, John T Star: 8005 Memorial Panel #: Rank: Police Officer District / Unit: Brighton Park Youth Division End of Watch: 19 December 1969 Incident Details: Youth Officer John T. Lynch, 54, was a 23-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Brighton Park area youth division. On December 19, 1969, Officer Lynch and partner, Frank Dabrowski, stopped their patrol car near 55th and Halsted when a man flagged them down for assistance. The man pointed out three teenagers who had been harassing him. The teens fled as the officers approached and Lynch and Dabrowski gave chase. Officer Lynch collapsed during the foot pursuit and fell to the sidewalk. He was rushed to the Evangelical Hospital where he was pronounced dead from a fatal heart attack. His funeral mass was at St. Ethelreda Church and he was laid to rest at Interment St. Mary’s cemetery. He is survived by his two daughter; Peggy and Donna.
Name: Buck, William Star: 5498 Memorial Panel #: 13 Rank: Patrol Officer District / Unit: Shakespeare Street Station End of Watch: 28 November 1941 Incident Details: P.O. William Buck, 42, was a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Shakespeare Street Station.On November 28, 1941, P.O. William Buck was on a routine patrol of the Shakespeare District with his partner, P.O. Ben Smith. As the officers approached the intersection of California Avenue and Cortland Street, their patrol car was struck by another vehicle being driven by Frank Corso. According to court records, Corso had been fined three times in the past year on speeding charges.P.O. Smith suffered minor injuries and P.O. Buck was rushed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He expired shortly thereafter from injuries sustained during the accident.
Name: McGann, Patrick Star: 385 Memorial Panel #: 12 Rank: Lieutenant District / Unit: General Assignments Unit Area #3, CID End of Watch: 13 July 1977 Incident Details: Lt. Patrick J. McGann, Jr. was assigned to the Area 3 Detective Division. On July 13, 1977, Lt. Patrick McGann and other officers responded to a “burglary in progress” call at 3343 W. Columbus Drive. A suspect observed in the rear of that location and placed under arrest and three additional offenders were spotted on the roof of the building. Two climbed down, but the third, a female, had to be assisted from the roof and lowered into the outstretched arms of Lt. McGann, who placed her on the ground.No signs of forced entry were found and the interrogations revealed that the group was merely on the roof drinking beer. The four suspects were arrested and charged with minor drinking. After leaving the scene of the incident, Lt. McGann suffered a heart attack and crashed his patrol car into a utility pole at 59th and California. He was transported to Holy Cross Hospital where he expired. Lt. McGann is survived by his wife, Mary; five sons, Patrick, William, Timothy, Edward and John; daughter, Virginia; three grandchildren; a brother and two sisters.
Name: Nicholas Connelly Star: unknown Memorial Panel #: 9 Rank: Detective District / Unit: Woodlawn Police Station End of Watch: 09 October 1962 Incident Details: Detective Nicholas Connelly, 55, was assigned to the Woodlawn Police Station. On September 28, 1936, Detective Connelly was involved in a shootout with parolees Norman Cravens, Clarence Lukesch and Fred Meyers who attempted to rob Rehling’s Tavern at 203 E. 69thStreet. Detective Connelly and Detective Charles Stine were each shot multiple times and Cravens died during the shootout in which 25 bullets were fired.Lukesch and Meyers were arrested and the investigation revealed that the group had robbed 50 small businesses since being paroled. On November 11, 1936, Chief Justice Michael McKinley of the Criminal Court sentenced Lukesch and Meyers to life in prison.Detective Connelly never fully recovered from the shooting and suffered extreme pain, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and chronic lead poisoning from the two bullets that were left in his body. According to Dr. Nancy Jones, retired Chief Medical Examiner, these complications all led to Detective Connelly’s early death on October 9, 1962. Detective Connelly is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, Patrick, Michael, Nicholas and daughter, Lynne.
Name: P.O. Gary M. Gradle Star: 9366 Memorial Panel #: 15 Rank: Patrolman District / Unit: 004 Distrct End of Watch: 05 April 1996 Incident Details: Police Officer Gary M. Gradle, 38, was assigned to the 004thDistrict. On March 24, 1991, Officer Gary Gradle responded to a call of a man with a gun at 81st and Houston. Officer Gradle entered a dark garage and was shot point-blank in the chest, right below the sternum. He was saved by his bullet proof vest and able to return fire at the offender, who escaped. The officer was treated at South Chicago Community Hospital and made a full recovery. He was able to return to work in the 004thDistrict.On April 5, 1996, Officer Gradle was working the third watch on Beat 453 when he was discovered slumped over the wheel of his squad car gasping for breath. A CFD ambulance responded and transported the officer to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Hammond, IN. The officer expired several hours later. Officer Gradle is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Joseph and Claire.
Name: Robert F. Wenzel Star: 7495 Memorial Panel #: 23 Rank: Police Officer District / Unit: Traffic Division – Area 6 End of Watch: 19 January 1973 Incident Details: Police Officer Robert Wenzel, 36, was a 12-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Traffic Division – Area 6.In the early morning hours of January 19, 1973, Officer Wenzel curbed a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on Lake Shore Drive. As Officer Wenzel approached the vehicle, Richard Luckey, the driver, fired his weapon and struck the officer. Officer Wenzel returned gunfire and shot Luckey before he collapsed near his squad car. A City of Chicago engineering crew witnessed the incident and reported to police that Officer Wenzel had fired six shots before collapsing. Luckey alleged that he had an accomplice with him in the vehicle, named Joseph Lee Bolden or Bolten. According to Luckey, the two had just left a tavern and were looking for a location to rob when he was pulled over. However, Luckey’s allegations were never corroborated by witnesses. Luckey was injured and permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Officer Wenzel was taken to Augustana Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Richard Luckey was found guilty and sentenced to serve 75-150 years in prison. He died in prison on June 26, 2011. Officer Wenzel was laid to rest in Acacia Park Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Rose; children, Colleen, Daniel, Michael, and Robert; father, John; and his brother, John.
Name: Lynch, John F. Star: 11189 Memorial Panel #: 17 Rank: Police Officer District / Unit: 007 Distrct (Englewood) End of Watch: 19 August 1982 Incident Details: Police Officer John Lynch, 46, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 007 District. On August 19, 1982, Officer Lynch and his partner were at a residence processing a deceased body. The partners transported the deceased to St. Bernard Hospital when Officer Lynch suffered a fatal heart attack in the emergency room.Officer Lynch’s funeral mass was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and their children: Michael, James and Joan
Name: Roy A. Carney, Jr. Star: Uknown Memorial Panel #: 14 Rank: Detective District / Unit: Woodlawn Station End of Watch: 18 April 1958 Incident Details: Detective Roy Carney, 35, was a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Woodlawn Station. On April 18, 1958, off-duty Detective Carney was in the tavern owned by his wife, Carrie, near 66th Street and Marquette Road. Two armed robbers entered and shot Det. Carney after he identified himself as a police officer and attempted to draw his weapon. Officer Carney was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Bernard Hospital.James Davis, 26, and Larry Oden, 27, were convicted and sentenced to death in 1958. In 1961, they were found guilty for the second time and sentenced to serve 199 years in prison. Detective Carney is survived by his wife, Carrie, and his father, Roy Sr., (CPD).
Name: Gregory R. Edwards Star: 4562 Memorial Panel #: 6 Rank: Police Officer District / Unit: 003 Distrct (Grand Crossing) End of Watch: 29 Sept 1987 Incident Details: Police Officer Gregory Edwards, 27, was a 13 month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Grand Crossing District. On September 29, 1987, Officer Edwards was at a motel located in the 6600 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, when Marvin Wright attempted to rob the motel’s occupants. Wright, 24, was seeking money in order to complete a drug deal. He turned the doorknob and attempted to gain entrance into the officer’s first-floor motel room. Officer Edwards opened the door and identified himself as a police officer. A quarrel ensued and the officer was shot twice. Marvin Wright was arrested near the scene and charged with murder. Police Officer Edwards passed away from the wounds he sustained at Bernard Mitchell Hospital.Officer Edwards is survived by two children. He is survived by his wife, Loretta.
Name: Keogh, Richard K. Star: Unknown Memorial Panel #: 24 Rank: Patrolman District / Unit: Motorcycle Division End of Watch: 27 September 1932 Incident Details: Police Officer Richard Keogh, 38, was a 14-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Motorcycle Division. On September 27, 1932, Officer Keogh was in-pursuit of a speeding vehicle on his police motorcycle.The officer was fatally injured when he collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Rosedale and Milwaukee Avenues. Officer Keogh died en route to Belmont Hospital. Officer Keogh’s funeral mass was held at St. Benedict’s Church and he was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Loretta.
Name: Sam, Sidney Star: 13524 Memorial Panel #: 23 Rank: Patrolman District / Unit: 0012 District End of Watch: 16 June 1971 Incident Details: On June 16, 1971, Police Officer Sidney Sam had finished working the 3rdwatch in uniform at the 012 District. Officer Sam put a gray jacket over his uniform and drove to 1531 S. Komensky arriving at approximately 12:30 AM. Officer Sam double parked his 1970 Buick Electra and was talking to a friend, who was outside of his car. Three offenders walked up to the car, approached the friend from behind, put a gun into her back and announced a robbery.At this time, Officer Sam began to reach down to his left side with his left hand, and the robber told Sam, “Don’t try for it.” At that time one of the offenders now known as Robert Dismukes began to shoot at Officer Sam through the open car window. After shooting Officer Sam, Dismukes pushed Officer Sam out from behind the steering wheel, got into the Buick and fled northbound in the vehicle with wounded Officer Sam still in the front seat. The other two offenders then fled on foot. Officer Sam was discovered dead in his Buick a short time later in an alley behind 1239 S Kedvale. Missing was Sam’s off duty .32 caliber revolver, his police star and identification. Subsequent investigation by Area 4 detectives revealed the identity of Robert Dismukes, Louis Allen and David Lee Johnson as the three offenders who robbed and killed Officer Sam. All three offenders were arrested and subsequently charged and convicted for First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery. Detectives recovered Officer Sam’s gun and his police star and identification. On December 20, 1971 Robert Dismukes was sentenced to 30 to 75 years in the Illinois Penitentiary, Louis Allen was sentenced to 20 to 50 years in the Illinois Penitentiary and David Lee Johnson was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in the Illinois Penitentiary Officer Sam is currently survived by his three daughters, Debra, Cindy and Daphne. Cindy is a Chicago Police Sergeant.
Name: Knox, Terrence J. Star: 2759 Memorial Panel #: 22 Rank: Patrolman District / Unit: 005 District End of Watch: 7 March 1969 Incident Details: On March 7, 1969, Officer Terrence Knox was driving his squad car when he spotted a youth near Hirsch High school he suspected was a school-truant. Officer Knox exited his vehicle near 76th Street and Drexel Avenue and inquired as to why Joseph Pannell was not inside of the school. Pannell then opened fire on Officer Knox 13 times. Officer Knox survived the incident but was left with limited use in his arm and lifelong illnesses caused by the blood transfusions required to save his life. Joseph Pannell was arrested and jumped bond in 1971. In 1973, Officer Knox found and arrested him again. The presiding judge set Pannell’s bond at 100,000 which he was posted and then fled to Canada. In 2004, a cold case squad found Joseph Pannell living under the alias of Douglas Freeman in Toronto. Pannell was extradited to the United States. Officer Knox helped broker a plea deal which required Pannell, the now librarian, to serve 30 days in prison and donate $250,000 of his legal defense fund to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Pannell who did not apologize to Officer Knox for attempting to murder him in 1969, addressed the court and said, “…It was an American tragedy. By this plea, I accept responsibility for the part I played in that tragedy.” Joseph Pannell a.k.a Douglas Freeman has been expelled from Canada. He has been petitioning the Canadian Government to make an exception and ignore his criminal background and grant him re-entrance to Canada. Officer Terrence Knox died on May 8, 2011, after a prolonged illness caused by blood transfusions. Officer Knox’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of the Woods Church and he was laid to rest in Good Shepherd Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Christine (Martin) Gramlick and Charlene (Nathan) Livingston; granddaughter, Evelyn; and his siblings, Nancy Kermer, Thomas Knox, and Dennis Knox.