P.O. Thomas W. Burke #4986

Name: Burke, Thomas W.
Star: 4986
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Chicago Park District Police (Motorcycle Division)
End of Watch: 16-Jun-1921
Incident Details: Police Officer Thomas Burke was a 14-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Motorcycle Division.

On June 16, 1921, Officer Burke was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on Crawford Avenue near Huron Street when he lost control of his police motorcycle.  He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Burke's funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Angels Church and he was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Jean, and son, Raymond.