Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 22 years, 2 months, 10 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: 41st District - Rogers Park
District of Incident (Present Day): 024 - Rogers Park
Cause of Death: Gunfire - Friendly (Accidental)
Age at Time of Death: 47
Date of Birth: 23 Dec 1898
Date of Appointment: 12 May 1924
Date of Incident: 23 Jul 1946
End of Watch: 23 Jul 1946
Date of Interment: 27 Jul 1946
Cemetery: Irving Park Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 3
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: U.S. Army
Incident & Biographic Details
Detective Loubet Zaccard, Star # Unknown, aged 47 years, was a 22 year, 2 month, 10 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 41st District – Rogers Park.
On July 23, 1946, Detective Zaccard and his partner were on their way to a callbox to report back to their station. On the way they saw Patrolman Donald J. McGinley struggling with a subject identified as 35-year-old Charles Rayford. Rayford was causing a disturbance in a restaurant on the city limits near Evanston, Illinois and Officer McGinley was attempting to escort him out. A struggle ensued and Rayford gained control over Officer McGinley’s club at which time Officer McGinley drew his revolver. Officer McGinley ordered Rayford to drop the club as Detective Zaccard approached Rayford from behind and grabbed his arms. Officer McGinley then lunged forward and stuck Rayford in the head with the butt of his revolver. The handgun discharged and the bullet struck Detective Zaccard in the face mortally wounding him. Detective Zaccard was transported to St. Francis hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead on arrival on July 23, 1946.
After an investigation, Patrolman Donald J. McGinley was absolved from all blame in the shooting.
Detective Zaccard was waked at William H. Scott Funeral Home located at 5744 West North Avenue, his funeral was also held at William H. Scott Funeral Home. He was laid to rest on July 27, 1946 in Irving Park Cemetery, 7777 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois.
Detective Loubet Zaccard, born December 23, 1898, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on May 12, 1924. He earned 4 Credible Mentions and 2 Extra Compensations for Meritorious Conduct totaling $360.00 during his career.
Detective Zaccard served in the U.S. Army from July 25, 1917 thru May 30, 1919 in Company B, 132nd Infantry, was a veteran of World War I and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Private 1st Class. He was also a member of Chicago Police Post No. 207 American Legion and the Chicago Policemen’s Benevolent & Welfare Association. Detective Zaccard was survived by his wife Mary Irene (nee Thorsen), age 43, children: Pat Howard, age 24 and Ronald, age 14 and brother, Frank.