Detective James W. Griffin  | Star #Unknown

Detective James W. Griffin | Star #Unknown

Detective James W. Griffin | Star #Unknown

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MILITARY RECORD:

Sergeant James W. Griffin, Service #36017282, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on April 7, 1941 serving in Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion, was a veteran of World War II and died in service. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

In October of 1941, Sergeant Griffin’s Tank Battalion was sent to the Philippine Islands a little over two weeks before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 21, 1944, Sergeant Griffin took part in the first action by American tanks in World War II. Sergeant Griffin’s tank took several hits, and his machine gunner was killed. The tanks were lost to enemy fire and the American and Filipino forces eventually surrendered to the Japanese. Sergeant Griffin took part in the infamous Bataan Death March and survived. He was held as a prisoner in Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan Prison Camp where he worked on a farm and did construction work. It is believed that because of illness he was sent to Bilibid Prison outside of Manila where he was eventually shot and Killied in Action (KIA) by a Japanese guard and died on May 20, 1944.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Detective James W. Griffin, Star #Unknown, aged 30 years, was a 5 year, 7 month, 26 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 40th District – Summerdale.

Detective Griffin was laid to rest in the Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines. His grave is located in Plot A, Row 4, Grave 70.

Detective James W. Griffin, born January 12, 1914, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 24, 1938.

Detective Griffin was survived by his parents and siblings: John A., Robert E., Lt. Edward E. Griffin and Mrs. Alice Johnson.

James W. Griffin was born in 1915 to Municipal Judge John J. Griffin and Alice McCabe. He grew up on the northwest side of Chicago with his four brothers and a sister. He attended Campion Catholic Preparatory High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and upon graduation he completed one year of college before becoming a Chicago Police Officer.

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Lieutenant John T. O’Hara  | Star #Unknown

Lieutenant John T. O’Hara | Star #Unknown

Lieutenant John T. O’Hara | Star #Unknown

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John T. O’Hara served in the United States Military, his branch of service is unknown.

On November 14, 1918, O’Hara was killed in service to his country and died at West Side Hospital. His death is classified as Killed in Action (KIA).

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Lieutenant John T. O’Hara, Star # Unknown, aged 68 years, was a 39 year, 10 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Women’s Detention Home No. 2.

Lieutenant O’Hara was laid to rest on November 18, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Lot 13, Block 7, Section S.

Lieutenant John T. O’Hara, born June 24, 1850, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 6, 1879. On November 12, 1892, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In July 1893, he was promoted to Lieutenant. On May 31, 1895, he was reduced to Patrol Sergeant. On June 19, 1897, he was promoted to Acting Lieutenant. On January 1, 1898, he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. On April 9, 1898, he was once again promoted to Lieutenant. He worked in the West Chicago Avenue Station after joining the Department. In 1881, he was transferred to the West Lake Street Station and was detailed as driver of the Patrol Wagon. He had shown himself to be a perfectly trustworthy man, and his superior officers had reposed great confidence in him.

Lieutenant O’Hara was survived by his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents: Catherine (nee Regan) and Owen.

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Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan  | Star #Unknown

Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan | Star #Unknown

Probationary Patrolman Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan | Star #Unknown

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Private Francis “Frank“ Patrick Hourihan, Service #2824178, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on May 25, 1918 serving in Company C, 311th Supply Train, was a veteran of World War I and died in service.

On August 17, 1918, Private Hourihan was killed when an army automobile truck he was driving turned turtle in Belmont County near Blaine, Ohio.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Probationary Patrolman Francis “ Frank“ Patrick , Star # Unknown, aged 26 years, was a 7 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 3rd District, 3rd Precinct – Cottage Grove.

Officer Hourihan was laid to rest on August 20, 1918 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Probationary Patrolman Francis “ Frank“ Patrick , born September 13, 1891, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 3, 1918. He was the private chauffeur of Chief of Detectives James L. Mooney. Officer Hourihan’s death made the first gold star for the twelve starred service flag of the Detective Bureau.

Officer Hourihan was survived by his parents: Bridget (nee Brown) and James Aloysius and siblings: Catherine V., Richard Thomas and Robert E. He was preceded in death by his brother, William. Two of his brothers also served in the military.

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Lieutenant John T. O’Hara  | Star #Unknown

Patrolman Joseph Francis Ives | Star #1254

Patrolman Joseph Francis Ives | Star #1254

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2nd Lieutenant Joseph Francis Ives, Jr., served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a pilot, was a veteran of World War I and died in service. He was a graduate of The School of Military Aeronautics and a member of Class 23, graduating on December 15, 1917 in Austin, Texas.

On April 4, 1918, Joseph E. Ives, was killed in a plane crash at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas after his plane went into a stall and spun out of control crashing into the ground. His death is classified as Died Non-Battle (DNB). Lieutenant Ives’ Aircraft was a Curtiss JN-4, Serial Number SC-1526, “Jenny“. The plane was one of a series of “JN“ biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, NY which later became the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.

POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:

Patrolman Joseph Francis Ives, Jr., Star #1254, aged 28 years, was a 6 year, 1 month, 25 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th District, 4th Precinct – South Wabash.

Officer Ives was laid to rest on April 4, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Lot 36, Block 4, Section L.

Patrolman Joseph Francis Ives, Jr., born October 4, 1889, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on February 10, 1912. He was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Phillips High School and lived at 6008 South Prairie Avenue.

Officer Ives was survived by his mother, Margaret J. and sister, Irene M. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Francis Ives, Sr.

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