Patrolman Michael J. Egan

Fallen HeroPatrolman Michael J Egan 

2 Oct 1920 - Patrolman MICHAEL J EGAN Southwest District, A murder/suicide occurred when Kenneth Tucker and his wife were alone and the police have been unable to learn just what proceeded the double shooting. Eunice Honeycutt, 14-year-old daughter of the woman by a former marriage, was in the house when her stepfather came to the door and sought admittance. Patrolman Egan had just returned to the station with a disorderly conduct arrest when the desk sergeant sent him out to handle the Tucker incident. He and a reporter attempted to run to the location of the shooting, but Officer Egan became winded and needed a lift, He flagged down a motorist and was given a ride to the scene at 1313 W Saratoga St. Officer Egan pushed open the door and went in. Later, when the patrol wagon from the Western District arrived and went in, they discovered Officer Egan's lifeless body lying across Tucker, just inside the door. It was believed that the site of Tucker caused him to collapse, but we don't know; there could have been a struggle for the gun, or he may have collapsed from the run, or an earlier struggle with the disorderly from the arrest he just cleared. As we all know, even without a struggle, a disorderly heart can get our heart rate up, and with an already weak heart, this could have led to the death of Patrolman Michael Egan of the Southwest District. This is obviously a line of duty death. 

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End of Watch 2 Oct 1920
City, St.         1313 W Saratoga St.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death                      Heart Attack
District Worked Southwestern


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