P.O. John Maher #215

Name: Maher, John F.
Star: 215
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: South Park District Police
End of Watch: 07-Oct-1916
Incident Details: Police Officer John Maher was a 15-year veteran of the Chicago South Park District Police, assigned to the South Park District Police.

On October 6, 1916, Officer Maher was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on his police motorcycle.  The officer was traveling at 40 mph when he struck a vehicle at 37thStreet and Michigan Avenue.  Officer Maher was thrown from his motorcycle and severely injured.  He was transported to Mercy Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on October 7.

Officer Maher was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.