Detective-Sergeant John J. Prendergast #375

Name: Prendergast, John J.
Star: 375
Rank: Detective-Sergeant
District / Unit: 035 Precinct
End of Watch: 30-Aug-1914
Incident Details: Detective-Sergeant John Prendergast, 41, was an 8-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 35th Precinct.

On August 30, 1914, Detective-Sergeant John Prendergast and his partner were standing at the intersection of Crawford and Milwaukee Avenue awaiting a streetcar for transport.  As they waited with their prisoner, Detective-Sergeant John Prendergast saw a drunk driver approaching.  The detective-sergeant was yelling at people to get out of the vehicle’s way when he was struck.  The vehicle and its five occupants fled the scene.  Detective-Sergeant John Prendergast died at the scene.

Detective-Sergeant John Prendergast was laid to rest in Sag Cemetery.