P.O. Paul A. Batson #10018

Name: Batson, Paul A.
Star: 10018
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 014
End of Watch: 22 December 1962
Incident Details: Police Officer Paul Batson, 38, was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 014 District. On December 22, 1962, Officer Batson and his partner were in pursuit of a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane on Armitage Street. The driver stopped the vehicle and began running when Officer Batson apprehended him. While placing the officer under arrest Officer Batson suffered a fatal heart attack.

Officer Batson’s funeral mass was held at Santa Maria Addolorata Catholic Church and he was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; and children, Phyllis Ann, Philip, and Patricia. He was a WWII Marine Corps Raider.