John P- Furlong

P.O. John P. Furlong

Name: Furlong, John P.
Star: Unknown
Memorial Panel #: 22
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Deering Street Station
End of Watch: 27 October 1915
Incident Details: Police Officer John Furlong, 33, was a 4-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Deering Street Station. On October 25, 1915, Officer Furlong used a policeman’s patrol box at Lyman and Throop Streets to check-in with his supervisor at midnight. At 12:15 a.m., the officer was found bloodied and unconscious by a civilian. The officer was transported to People’s Hospital with a skull fracture. Before lapsing into a coma, he informed a nurse that he had been attacked from behind by four neighborhood gangsters. Officer Furlong died on October 27, 1915. The offenders were never identified. Officer Furlong was survived by his wife, son, parents, a brother, and two sisters.