Death Classification: Military Service Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 2 years, 9 months, 9 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 26th District - Desplaines

District of Incident (Present Day): Algeria, North Africa

Location of Occurrence: Algeria, North Africa

Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service

Age at Time of Death: 27


Date of Birth: 15 May 1915

Date of Appointment: 1941

Date of Incident: 22 Jun 1944

End of Watch: 22 Jun 1944

Date of Interment: 11 May 1834


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Unknown Cemetery
 Grave Location:
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Memorialized

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed



 Military Service: U.S. Army


Incident & Biographic Details


Private 1st Class Thomas J. Morrisroe, Service #36340553, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on May 20, 1942, was a veteran of World War II and died in service.

On June 22, 1944, Private Morrisroe was killed in Algeria, North Africa in service to his Country. His death is classified as Died Non-Battle (DNB).


Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, Star #4679, aged 27 years, was a 5 year, 10 month, 19 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 26th District – Desplaines.

Officer Morrisroe’s memorial mass was held on July 8, 1944 at St. Mel’s Church.

Patrolman Thomas J. Morrisroe, born May 15, 1915, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 13, 1941.

Officer Morrisroe was a member of the Chicago Policemen’s Benevolent & Welfare Association. He was survived by his parents: Catherine and John; siblings: Beatrice, Catherine, Gretta, Helen, John and Mary and Aunt, Mrs. Mary Hayes.

Thomas J. Morrisroe was born in Ireland in 1911 a native of Roscommon, Ireland he was not yet a citizen of the United States at the time of his death. He lived at 4241 West Jackson Boulevard.

Of the more than 800 Chicago Police Officers to serve in World War II, Officer Morrisroe was the first casualty out of six killed in service to the U.S. during World War II.