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Name: Twohid, Michael R.
Star: Unknown
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Unknown
End of Watch: 04 November 1930
Incident Details: On November 4, 1930, Sergeant Michael Twohig, along with two other officers was dispatched to a larceny call involving a wanted offender. The sergeant attempted arrest the offender when a struggle ensued. As they struggled, the sergeant suffered a fatal heart attack. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Sergeant Twohig was survived by his wife and children.

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  • Hi
    It is great to see that the Fallen Heros of the Chicago police department have not been forgotten.
    Michael R Twohig left Lowertown Schull Co cork Ireland in early 1920 like so many of his age at that time to work and live in America. His son Michael joined the christan brothers and visited us in Ireland for many years until his death another son of Michael still exists and i spoke with him on Saturday night last the tenth of December 2011 he is almost ninty and fought in the battle of normandy and is a great man to talk to. He always speaks of his father Michael and of his death which left his mother with a lot of children to rare in chicago at that time.
    My brother Danny was over in Chicago and went to see the memorial and we are delighted that you contacted him and gave him this website to visit.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL WHO LIVE THERE .
    GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED IN THE CHICAGO POLICE FORCE
    GOD BLESS THE IRISH WHO SERVED IN THIS POLICE FORCE AND
    GOD BLESS MICHAEL R TWOHIG WHO LEFT LOWERTOWN SCHULL CO CORK IRELAND TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO AND WHO DIED ON DUTY
    Regards Michael Collins
    Lowertown
    Schull
    Co Cork
    Michael R Twohig was my Grand Uncle.
    May he rest in peace

    • Michael,

      My name is Bill Twohig. I am the grandson of the fallen Chicago Police sargeant you reference above. I live in a suburb of Chicago and would like to talk with you.

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