P.O. Thomas J. Healy #5416

Name: Healy, Thomas J.
Star: 5416
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Traffic Enforcement Section
End of Watch: 03-Aug-1927
Incident Details:

Police Officer Thomas Healy, 24, was assigned to the Traffic Division.

On August, 3, 1927, Officer Healy was off duty when a man, Porter Simpson approached him about trouble occurring in a third floor apartment on 71 East 42nd Street.  The officer followed Simpson to a third-floor porch when Simpson opened fire on him.  Officer Healy was able to return gunfire and fatally wound Simpson.   Officer Healy was transported to a Chicago Hospital where he died on August 7, 1927.