Fallen Chicago officers added to wall of honor

August 20, 2013 5:53:28 AM PDT
Chicago police remembered a group of their own as the names of five officers who died in the line of duty were added to the wall of honor at Gold Star Park, joining 562 others whose names were already inscribed.

The last to die was officer Terrence Knox, killed in 2011.

Also honored were officers Sidney Sam, William Goles and Cornelius Rourke.

And the first of the group to die was officer John Furlong, who was killed almost a century ago, but not before he was able to leave a clue about who had attacked him.

"He told the nurses he'd been jumped by four gangsters," said Phil Cline, former Chicago Police superintendent. "He then lapsed into a coma and two days later on October 27, 1915, he died.

That information helped investigators find Furlong's killers who were arrested and convicted.


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