P.O. Thomas J. Glynn #6933

Name: Glynn, Thomas J.
Star: 6933
Memorial Panel #: 15
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 008
End of Watch: 20 September 1974
Incident Details: Police Officer Thomas Glynn, 46, was a 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 008 District. On September 20, 1974, Officer Glynn and his partner, Officer William Murphy, spotted a woman at Hale Park who was ordered by a judge to stay away from the area. The woman had been previously arrested for narcotics violations in the area. The officers ordered her to leave when David Bridges, 18, interfered. Bridges began to argue and fight with the officers. Both officers suffered multiple injuries due to the altercation. Shortly after arriving to the Lawndale Station, Officer Glynn collapsed and suffered a heart attack. Officer Murphy immediately began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Officer Glynn died at Holy Cross Hospital. David Bridges was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of obstruction. Officer Glynn’s funeral mass was held at St. Symphorosa Church and he was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Philomena; children, Tom, Phyllis, Maureen, Sean, Ann Marie, Patricia, and Brendan; siblings, Mary, Loretta, Patricia, Barbara, William, and Michael.