P.O. Joseph V. Isaacs #5914

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Name: Isaacs, Joseph V.
Star: 5914
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Kensington Station
End of Watch: 10 October 1931
Incident Details: Police Officer Joseph Isaacs, 28, was assigned to the Kensington Station. On October 10, 1931, Officer Isaacs was a patron in a tavern at 11851 South Michigan Avenue when he attempted to quell a fight. The off-duty officer was on furlough and eating a late meal, when a man began threatening a woman. While attempting to protect the woman, the officer drew his weapon, but was disarmed and shot in the process. Officer Isaacs was transported to Roseland Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Thomas Scupino was arrested twice for Officer Isaacs’ murder and later released. Victoria Feltrin was arrested and charged with being an accessory before the fact; she was also released.

He was survived by his wife, Alice, and children, Joseph and Robert.