P.O. Austin L. Fitch

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Name: Austin L. Fitch
Rank: Police Officer
Star #: Unavailable
Unit: 10th District
EOW: November 24, 1914

Incident Details:
On November 16, 1914, Motorcycle Police Officer Austin L. Fitch died at Mercy Hospital from injuries sustained when the motorcycle he was riding struck a pedestrian, Henry Horner, while Officer Fitch was on patrol. Officer Fitch struck Mr. Horner after swerving to avoid debris in the roadway at 4358 Honore Street. Mr. Horner, of 2045 S Michigan Avenue, was hospitalized for scalp wounds and a broken right collarbone. Officer Fitch had served with the Chicago Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.