P.O. Helen P. Cardwell #11815

Name: Cardwell, Helen P.
Star: 11815
Memorial Panel #: 12
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 009
End of Watch: 19 May 1988
Incident Details: Helen P. Cardwell, 50, was an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Senior Citizens Services Division. On May 19, 1988, Officer Cardwell was driving to pick up her assigned squad car when she lost control of the temporary car. The car swerved and hit two trees on the 1500 block of South Sacramento Boulevard. She passed away shortly after arriving at Mount Sinai Hospital. Officer Cardwell’s funeral service was held at Queen of the Universe Catholic Church and she was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Lawrence (CPD); and son, Larry II.