James Lawrence Mooney Jr. | Star #1593

Death Classification: Military Service Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 5 years, 10 months, 19 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 36th District - Hudson

District of Incident (Present Day): Sourdeval, France, EU

Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service

Age at Time of Death: 33

Timeline


Date of Birth: 16 Sep 1910

Date of Appointment: 24 Sep 1938

Date of Incident: 12 Aug 1944

End of Watch: 12 Aug 1944

Date of Interment:

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Brittany American Cemetery - Saint-James, France
       Grave Location: Plot D, Row 12, Grave 9
       Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Memorial Details


Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: U.S. Army

 

Incident & Biographic Details


MILITARY RECORD:

Corporal James Lawrence Mooney, Jr., Service #36774117, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on November 20, 1943 serving in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, was a veteran of World War II and died in service. He was awarded a Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On August 12, 1944, Corporal Mooney was shot by a sniper and was killed in Action (KIA) near Sourdeval, France in service to his Country.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman James Lawrence Mooney, Jr., Star #1593, aged 33 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 36th District - Hudson.

Officer Mooney's memorial mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church. He was laid to rest in Brittany American Cemetery, 50240 Montjoie-Saint-Martin, Saint-James, France. His grave is located in Plot D, Row 12, Grave 9.

Patrolman James Lawrence Mooney, Jr., born September 16, 1910, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 24, 1938. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman Mooney was a Patrolman for the New York Central Railroad Police Department. He attended High School at Loyola Academy and was a star half back on the football team. He then attended Georgetown University where he captained the Elevens football team and was named an All-American lineman and punter. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He joined the NFL where he played from 1930 until 1935, ending his career with the Cardinals and Bears. He lived at 1407 West Arthur Avenue. His grandfather was Francis J. O’Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent of Police and served in that capacity from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career CPD officer, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Officer Mooney was survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons: James Lawrence, III and Philip and parents. He was a member of one of the CPD's most distinguished families. His grandfather was Francis J. O'Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become General Superintendent from 1901 until 1905. His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career policeman, retired as Chief of Detectives.