Sergeant Michael F- Maguire

Sergeant Michael F. Maguire

Name: Maguire, Michael
Star: Unknown
Memorial Panel #: 18
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Unknown
End of Watch: 24 July 1973
Incident Details: Sergeant Michael Maguire, 46, was a 16-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Damen Avenue Station. On January 24, 1973 Sergeant Michael Maguire was found shot in the parking area of Martha Washington Hospital. Around 9:00 p.m. a hospital security guard heard three shots being fired and found the wounded sergeant with his gun and badge near him. It is theorized that the sergeant stumbled across a robbery-in-progress because a ladder was found leaning into the hospital records room. A man was also seen running from the hospital. The sergeant died en route from Martha Washington Hospital to Ravenswood Hospital for emergency neurosurgery. Sergeant Maguire’s funeral mass was held at St. Juliana Catholic Church and he was laid to rest in All Saints Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Kathleen and Eileen; and son, Michael Jr.