Joseph Francis Ives  | Star #1254

Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 15 years, 9 months, 14 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 1 - Central

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle

Age at Time of Death: 44

Timeline


Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1878

Date of Appointment: 07 Mar 1907

Date of Incident: 21 Dec 1922

End of Watch: 21 Dec 1922

Date of Interment: 23 Dec 1922

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
       Grave Location: Unknown
       Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Memorial Details


Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 18

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 5, Line 14

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: No Military Record Found

 

Incident & Biographic Details


Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, Star #1212, aged 44 years, was a 15 year, 9 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 1 - Central.

On December 21, 1922, Officer Kane was struck by a taxicab as he directed traffic on Wells Street. The impact threw the officer into the air and upon landing he struck his head on a trolley track. His cause of death was listed as a skull fracture.

Officer Kane was waked at his residence located at 6721 South Carpenter Street. He was laid to rest on December 23, 1922 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, born April 8, 1878, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 7, 1907.

Officer Kane was survived by his wife, Catherine and seven children.

Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.