Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Lincoln Park Police Department
Served: Length of Service Unknown
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Motorcycle Division
District of Incident (Present Day): 018 - Near North
Cause of Death: Crash - Motorcycle
Age at Time of Death: 32
Date of Birth: 04 Jan 1897
Date of Appointment:
Date of Incident: 04 Oct 1929
End of Watch: 06 Oct 1929
Date of Interment: 09 Oct 1929
Cemetery: St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery - Niles, Illinois
Grave Location: Lot 745, Section 18
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # C-1
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 7
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 2, Line 26
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 26-E: 5
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: U.S. Navy Reserve
Incident & Biographic Details
Park Policeman Frederick James Mudloff, Star #186, aged 32 years, was a veteran of the Lincoln Park Police Department, assigned to the Motorcycle Division.
On October 4, 1929, Officer Mudloff was on duty and riding his police motorcycle in Lincoln Park. He drove over a rough patch of road, lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the motorcycle. He sustained a fractured skull and was transported to a Columbus Hospital where he was pronounced dead after two days on October 6, 1929.
Officer Mudloff was laid to rest on October 9, 1929 in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois. His grave is located in Lot 745, Section 18.
Park Policeman Frederick James Mudloff was born on January 4, 1897.
Officer Mudloff served in the U.S. Navy Reserve Force from January 4, 1997 thru September 30th, 1921, was a veteran of World War I and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Apprentice Seaman. He was also a member of the Lincoln Park Police Social and Benevolent Association. Officer Mudloff was survived by his wife, Regina (nee Steiger) and daughter, Helen Lorraine, age 1.
Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.
The Lincoln Park Police Department, in the City of Chicago, was disbanded on April 30, 1934. On May 1, 1934, the remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Park District Police Department, which was organized on the same date. Three park District police departments, Lincoln, West, and South were consolidated into the Chicago Park District Police Department. Fallen officers of the Lincoln Park Police Department are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers. Their stars are displayed in the Honored Star Case located in the lobby of the Chicago Police Department at 3510 South Michigan Avenue.