Sergeant Hector A. Silva #1760

Name: Silva, Hector A.
Star: 1760
Memorial Panel #: 7
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Special Operations Section
End of Watch: 02 October 2001
Incident Details: Sergeant Hector Silva, 36, was an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Special Operations Section. On September 30, 2001, Sergeant Hector Silva participated in a special operations physical agility test. After completing the exercise, Sergeant Silva began to complain of having a pain in his head and feeling dizzy. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he had surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Tragically, Sergeant Silva died from a cerebral hemorrhage on October 2, 2001. Officer Silva’s funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church and he was laid to rest in Maryhill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; children, Antonia and Miranda; parents, Anastacio and Carmen; and his siblings, Chely and Edwin (CPD).