P-O- Patrick McGovern #4336

P.O. Patrick J. McGovern #4336

Name: McGovern, Patrick J.
Star: 4336
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 031 Precinct
End of Watch: 22-Jun-1925
Incident Details: Police Officer Patrick McGovern, 35, was a 9-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 31st Precinct.

On June 22, 1925, Officer McGovern was escorting the treasuerer of the Pantheon Theatre to a local bank in order to make a deposit.  As they walked near Ainslie Street at Sheridan Road, they were ambushed by three men waiting for them in an automobile.  The offenders opened fire; Officer McGovern died instantly.

Officer McGovern was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.  He was survived by his parents, sister, a CFD brother, and a CPD brother.