Frederick James Mudloff  | Star #186

Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Lincoln Park Police Department

Served: Length of Service Unknown

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Motorcycle Division

District of Incident (Present Day): 018 - Near North

Location of Occurrence: Lincoln Park

Cause of Death: Crash - Motorcycle

Age at Time of Death: 32


Date of Birth: 04 Jan 1897

Date of Appointment:

Date of Incident: 04 Oct 1929

End of Watch: 06 Oct 1929

Date of Interment: 11 May 1834


Interment Details

 Cemetery: St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery - Niles, Illinois
 Grave Location: Grave --, Lot 745, Section 18
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # C-1

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 7

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 2, Line 26

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 26-E: 5

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: U.S. Navy Reserve


Incident & Biographic Details

Park Policeman Frederick James Mudloff, Star #186, aged 32 years, was a veteran of the Lincoln Park Police Department, assigned to the Motorcycle Division.

On October 4, 1929, Officer Mudloff was on duty and riding his police motorcycle in Lincoln Park. He drove over a rough patch of road, lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the motorcycle. He sustained a fractured skull and was transported to a Columbus Hospital where he was pronounced dead after two days on October 6, 1929.

Officer Mudloff was laid to rest on October 9, 1929 in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave –, Lot 745, Section 18.

Park Policeman Frederick James Mudloff was born on January 4, 1897.

Officer Mudloff served in the U.S. Navy Reserve Force from January 4, 1997 thru September 30th, 1921, was a veteran of World War I and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Apprentice Seaman. He was also a member of the Lincoln Park Police Social and Benevolent Association. Officer Mudloff was survived by his wife, Regina (nee Steiger) and daughter, Helen Lorraine, age 1.

Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database case not found for this incident.

The Lincoln Park Police Department, in the City of Chicago, was disbanded on April 30, 1934. On May 1, 1934, the remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Park District Police Department, which was organized on the same date. Three park District police departments, Lincoln, West, and South were consolidated into the Chicago Park District Police Department. Fallen Officer of the Lincoln Park Police Department are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers. Their stars are displayed in the Honored Star Case located in the lobby of the Chicago Police Department at 3510 South Michigan Avenue.