P.O. Miles Cunningham #1150

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Name: Cunningham, Miles
Star: 1150
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Des Plaines Street Station
End of Watch: 22 September 1933
Incident Details: Police Officer Miles Cunningham, 38, was assigned to the Des Plaines Street Station. On September 22, 1933, Officer Cunningham and his partner witnessed a car accident at Adams and Halsted Streets. Unbeknownst to the officers, one of the vehicles contained five armed robbers. The offenders had robbed the Federal Reserve Bank and were fleeing the scene when the accident occurred. As the officers approached, they opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Cunningham.

Officer Cunningham was laid to rest in Saint Joseph Cemetery.