Henry John Lange  | Star #3199

Death Classification: Performance of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 9 years, 7 months, 11 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Traffic Division

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Cause of Death: Fall - Thrown from Horse

Age at Time of Death: 37

Timeline


Date of Birth: 06 Apr 1891

Date of Appointment: 23 May 1919

Date of Incident: 21 Dec 1928

End of Watch: 03 Jan 1929

Date of Interment: 07 Jan 1929

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Acacia Park Cemetery - Norridge, Illinois
       Grave Location: Unknown
       Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Memorial Details


Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 3

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: No Military Record Found

 

Incident & Biographic Details


Patrolman Henry John Lange, Star #3199, aged 37 years, was a 9 year, 7 month, 11 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Traffic Division.

On December 21, 1928, Officer Lange was patrolling on horseback at 333 South Franklin Street. Officer Lange, who was mounted, was directing traffic and observed an automobile violating a parking ordinance. He leaned over to question the driver, which caused him to lose his balance and fall off his mount. Officer Lange fell to the street and hit his head on the cobblestone pavement. He was transported to St. Luke Hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull and died two weeks later on January 3, 1929.

Officer Lange was waked at his residence located at 3353 West Evergreen Avenue, his funeral mass was also held at his residence. He was laid to rest on January 7, 1929 in Acacia Park Cemetery, 7800 West Irving Park Road, Norridge, Illinois.

Patrolman Henry John Lange, born April 6, 1891, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on May 23, 1919.

Officer Lange was survived by his wife, Mae (nee Ryan), age 43; children; Betty Jane, age 10 months and George Henry, age 18; mother, Augusta Albertine (nee Zahlmann) and siblings: Anna Jennerick, August, Ernest, Frank, Freda Lembke, Herman and Minnie Meyer. He was preceded in death by his father, Johann Jochen David Carl Lange.

Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.