Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 15 years, 9 months, 14 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 1 - Central
District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central
Cause of Death: Struck - By Vehicle
Age at Time of Death: 44
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1878
Date of Appointment: 07 Mar 1907
Date of Incident: 21 Dec 1922
End of Watch: 21 Dec 1922
Date of Interment: 23 Dec 1922
Cemetery: Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 18
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 5, Line 14
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: No Military Record Found
Incident & Biographic Details
Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, Star #1212, aged 44 years, was a 15 year, 9 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 1 – Central.
On December 21, 1922, Officer Kane was struck by a taxicab as he directed traffic on Wells Street. The impact threw the officer into the air and upon landing he struck his head on a trolley track. His cause of death was listed as a skull fracture.
Officer Kane was waked at his residence located at 6721 South Carpenter Street. He was laid to rest on December 23, 1922 in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman Thomas Joseph Kane, born April 8, 1878, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 7, 1907.
Officer Kane was survived by his wife, Catherine and seven children.
Chicago Police Department homicide file not found for this incident.