P.O. James Patrick Sweeney

Name: Sweeney, James Patrick
Star: Unknown
Memorial Panel #: 14
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: Unknown
End of Watch: 28 October 1978
Incident Details: Police Officer James P. Sweeney was severely injured in the line of duty on May 13, 1968. Officer Sweeney was patrolling South Lake Shore Drive on his three-wheeler when one of the tires disengaged. He suffered multiple injuries including a skull fracture and a ruptured spleen. Officer Sweeney spent several weeks in the intensive care unit and was released from the hospital after five months. As a result of his injuries, Officer Sweeney developed epilepsy and was disabled in the last decade of his life. He passed away on October 28, 1978. Officer Sweeney’s funeral mass was held in Queen of Martyrs Church and he was laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Officer Sweeney was survived by his children: Pat, Cathy, Mary Denise, James, Kevin, and Patrick.