Joseph Francis Ives  | Star #1254

Death Classification: Military Service Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 39 years, 10 months, 8 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Women's Detention Home No. 2

District of Incident (Present Day): Location of Death Unknown

Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service

Age at Time of Death: 68

Timeline


Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1850

Date of Appointment: 06 Jan 1879

Date of Incident: 14 Nov 1918

End of Watch: 14 Nov 1918

Date of Interment: 18 Nov 1918

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery - Evanston, Illinois
       Grave Location: Lot 13, Block 7, Section S
       Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Memorial Details


Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall:

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: YES, Branch Unknown

 

Incident & Biographic Details


MILITARY RECORD:

John T. O'Hara served in the United States Military, his branch of service is unknown.

On November 14, 1918, O'Hara was killed in service to his country and died at West Side Hospital. His death is classified as Killed in Action (KIA).

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, Star # Unknown, aged 68 years, was a 39 year, 10 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Women's Detention Home No. 2.

Lieutenant O'Hara was laid to rest on November 18, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Lot 13, Block 7, Section S.

Lieutenant John T. O'Hara, born June 24, 1850, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 6, 1879. On November 12, 1892, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In July 1893, he was promoted to Lieutenant. On May 31, 1895, he was reduced to Patrol Sergeant. On June 19, 1897, he was promoted to Acting Lieutenant. On January 1, 1898, he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. On April 9, 1898, he was once again promoted to Lieutenant. He worked in the West Chicago Avenue Station after joining the Department. In 1881, he was transferred to the West Lake Street Station and was detailed as driver of the Patrol Wagon. He had shown himself to be a perfectly trustworthy man, and his superior officers had reposed great confidence in him.

Lieutenant O'Hara was survived by his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents: Catherine (nee Regan) and Owen.