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Death Classification: Canine / Equine Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 6 months, 21 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Patrol - Patrol Group A, Special Functions Group: Unit 055 - Mounted Unit

District of Incident (Present Day): 003 - Grand Crossing

Location of Occurrence: 7059 South Shore Drive

Cause of Death: Electrocuted

Age at Time of Death: 13


Date of Birth:

Date of Appointment: 1996

Date of Incident: 06 Jun 1997

End of Watch: 06 Jun 1997

Date of Interment: 11 May 1834


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Not Interred - Other
 Grave Location: Does Not Apply
 Interment Disposition: Cremated


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: Did Not Serve


Incident & Biographic Details

Police Equine Speed, aged 13 years, was a 6 month, 21 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol – Patrol Group A, Special Functions Group: Unit 055 – Mounted Unit.

On June 6, 1997, Police Horse Speed and his partner were on duty at the South Shore Country Club located at 7059 South Shore Drive. While on the beach Speed stepped on a buried power line and was electrocuted by a short circuit in the power line. Speeds partner was able to dismount as speed collapsed and died within minutes of being shocked. Speed’s partner was also shocked; but he survived the incident with minor injury. The diagnosis of his death was electrocution.

Police Equine Speed, born in 1984, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on November 15, 1996.

Police Horse Speed was survived by his handler.

Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #B343766.