P.O. Matthew J. Foley #170

Name: Foley, Matthew J.
Star: 170
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Chicago South Park District Police (Motorcycle Division)
End of Watch: 12-Sep-1918
Incident Details: Police Officer Matthew Foley was assigned to the Motorcycle Division.

On September 12, 1918, Officer Foley was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle near Jackson Park when he lost control of his police motorcycle.  Officer Foley was rushed to Illinois Central Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Foley's funeral mass was held at Visitation Church and he was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.  He was survived by his siblings, Thomas, Peter, and Mrs. William Bulfin.