Detective Morris Friedman #2619

Name: Friedman, Morris
Star: 2619
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Detective
District / Unit: Detective Division
End of Watch: 25 June 1945
Incident Details: Detective Morris Friedman, 46, was a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Detective Division – Area 2. On June 25, 1945, Detective Friedman, Detective Rudolph Friedl, and Sergeant Frank Pape were on patrol in their squad car when they saw three suspicious people in a vehicle. The officers attempted to curb the vehicle when the driver, Lyman Stanton, drove away. The officers pursued the vehicle to Clark and Hubbard Streets where they were able to block its path. Heinman fled and began running east on Hubbard Street. Detective Friedman and Detective Friedle pursued Heinman while Sergeant Pape stayed with the two passengers. Heinman realized the officers were gaining speed on him and opened fire, fatally wounding Detective Friedman. Detective Friedle returned gunfire and fatally wounded Heinman.

Detective Friedman was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Rose, and sons, Jack and George.