P.O. Ludwig Skala #11

Name: Skala, Ludwig
Star: 11
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: West Park District Police
End of Watch: 21-Nov-1922
Incident Details: Police Officer Ludwig Skala was assigned to the West Park District Police.

On November 21, 1915, Officer Skala was on patrol on his police motorcycle.  The officer was near the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Ashland Avenue when his motorcycle had engine failure.  The abrupt stop of the motorcycle cause Officer Skala to be thrown off and fatally injured.  The officer was transported to Cook County Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.

Officer Skala was laid to rest in St. Adalbert Cemetery.