P.O. Daniel Howard #5983

Name: Howard, Daniel
Star: 5983
Memorial Panel #: 21
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 021
End of Watch: 01 January 1975
Incident Details: Police Officer Daniel Howard, 26, was a 15-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 021 District. On January 1, 1975, Officer Howard and his partner, Officer Donald Andrews, 35, were dispatched to an emergency call when they were involved in a vehicular collision with another squad car en route to the same location. The officers were on their way to the 47th Street Station in order to intercept a CTA train that had been boarded by a man with a gun. Although both squad cars had their sirens and lights on, they collided in the intersection of 43rd Street and Michigan Avenue. Officer Howard and Officer Andrews were transported to Michael Reese Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. The officers in the second squad car suffered minor injuries. The suspect was arrested by other Chicago Police Officers. Officer Howard’s funeral mass was held at St. Gabriel Church and he was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lillian; and siblings, Edward, Sheila, Nancy, Patricia, Margaret, and Mary Beth.