P.O. David J. Cairns

Name: Cairns, David J.
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Traffic Division
End of Watch: 04-Feb-1927
Incident Details: Police Officer David Cairns, 45, was assigned to the Traffic Division.

On February 4, 1927, Officer Cairns was directing traffic at 79th Street and Stony Island Avenue when he was struck by car.  The driver, Charles Smith, fled the scene of the accident, but was apprehended by a civilian.

Officer Cairns was laid to rest in Evergreen Park Cemetery.