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- Dec. 07, 1971 -
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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 07, 1971
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
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Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
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On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Tue. Dec. 07, 1971
Summary: Patrolman Melvin Cohen was killed after his three-wheel motorcycle struck an elevated train pillar on West Lake Street while he was pursuing a speeding motorist.

During the chase, Officer Cohen braked to avoid traffic and struck the pillar. The motorist being pursued was never located.

Officer Cohen joined the department in 1955 and was assigned to Traffic Area 5 on the northwest side. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, his mother and two sisters. Officer Cohen was also a member of the National Guar

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