P.O. John Keegan #768

Name: Keegan, John
Star: 768
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: West Madison Street Station
End of Watch: 04-Nov-1887
Incident Details: Police Officer John Keegan, 38, was a 5-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the West Madison Street Station.

On November 3, 1887, Officer Keegan checked in with his station at 11:45 p.m., at a patrol box near Albany and Van Buren Streets.  At approximately 6:00 a.m., the officer was found dead by a young boy, near Albany Avenue and Polk Street.  Officer Keegan had suffered a gun shot wound to the head.

Officer Keegan was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife, Mary, and their son.