Patrolman Frank E. Williams | Star #Unknown
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Patrolman Frank E. Williams, Star # Unknown, aged 37 years, was a 2 year, 11 month, 4 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the District 3, 6th Precinct – Thirty-Fifth Street.
On approximately March 20, 1891, Officer Williams pursued a thief down a dark alley. During the incident he sustained an injury to his knee. One week later, on March 27, 1891, he died at his home located at No. 3126 Lowe Avenue (present day 3126 South Lowe Avenue). His cause of death was ruled fatal blood poisoning resulting from the knee injury.
Officer Williams was laid to rest in St. James at Sag Bridge Cemetery, 10600 South Archer Avenue, Lemont, Illinois.
Officer Frank E. Williams, born in 1854, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on April 23, 1888.
Officer Williams was survived by his wife and four children.
Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.
On June 25, 2013, Officer Williams’ star was retired by Superintendent Garry McCarthy and enshrined in the Superintendent’s Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.