Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 24 years, 11 months, 10 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 13, 7th Precinct - Deering
District of Incident (Present Day): 012 - Near West
Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle
Age at Time of Death: 56
Date of Birth: 22 Jun 1859
Date of Appointment: 22 Jan 1890
Date of Incident: 31 Dec 1914
End of Watch: 01 Jan 1915
Date of Interment: 04 Jan 1915
Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # D-9
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 23
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 Thomas J. Mahoney, Star #965, aged 56 years, was a 24 year, 11 month, 10 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 13, 7th Precinct – Deering.
On December 31, 1914, Officer Mahoney was on patrol when he was struck and killed by a car driven by Samuel Anderson. He was preparing to use a patrol box to give his report to the Deering Police Station when the auto struck him. Officer Mahoney died from his injuries the next day on January 1, 1915.
Officer Mahoney was waked at his residence located at 857 West 50th Street. He was laid to rest on January 4, 1915 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman Thomas J. Mahoney, born June 22, 1859, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 22, 1890.
Officer Mahoney was survived by his wife, Sarah.
Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.
On March 2, 2010, Officer Mahoney’s star was retired by Superintendent Jody P. Weis and enshrined in the Superintendent’s Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.