Death Classification: Performance of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 21 years, 6 months, 25 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: 1st District - Central
District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central
Cause of Death: Illness - Cardiac Arrest
Age at Time of Death: 46
Date of Birth: 04 May 1928
Date of Appointment: 21 Sep 1953
Date of Incident: 15 Apr 1975
End of Watch: 15 Apr 1975
Date of Interment: 18 Apr 1975
Cemetery: Mount Carmel Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 18
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: No Military Record Found
Incident & Biographic Details
Patrolman Frank M. Bastone, Star #9044, aged 46 years, was a 21 year, 6 month, 25 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 1st District - Central.
On April 15, 1975, Officer Bastone returned to the Department after five years of medical leave. While on duty in City Hall located at 121 North LaSalle Street he suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Officer Bastone was waked at Galewood Funeral Chapels located at 1857 North Harlem Avenue and his funeral mass was held at St. Angela Catholic Church located at 5758 West Potomac Avenue and was laid to rest on April 18, 1975 in Mount Carmel Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside, Illinois.
Patrolman Frank M. Bastone, born May 4, 1928, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on September 21, 1953.
Officer Bastone was a member of the Chicago Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Police Association, Italian American Police Association and the St. Jude Police League. He was survived by his wife, Concetta (nee Aiello); children: Peter and Rosemarie; father, Peter; siblings: Angelo, Carmen, Connie Llotta and Salvatore and stepbrother, Frank Micell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Concetta (nee Aiello).