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Joseph Airhart, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1955
Death: Nov. 4, 2008

Age: 53 Chicago Police Dectective for 25 years, Badge Number: 20931

Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained August 24th, 2001, while leading an FBI Task Force raid at the home of a bank robbery suspect. As the team entered the man's apartment the suspect opened fire, striking Detective Airhart.

The suspect then held Detective Airhart hostage for two hours before being taken into custody.

Detective Airhart remained in a coma for two months, but never fully recovered. He was unable to speak, walk or swallow food. He died as a result of his wound on November 4, 2008.

Prior to Detective Airhart's death, the suspect had been sentenced to life in prison plus 132 years for the shooting and robberies.

Detective Airhart had served with the Chicago Police Department for 19 years at the time of the shooting.

Visitation: Sunday, November 9th; 1500 2100 hours
Cage Funeral Home
7651 S. Jeffrey
St. Jude Service at 1900 Hours

Funeral Services:
Monday, November 10th; 0900 to 1100 hours Final Visitation

Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
5850 South Woodlawn

Mass begins at 1100 hours

Beverly Cemetery
120th & Kedzie

Beverly Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: AMCorBTC
Record added: Nov 10, 2008
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Joseph Airhart, Jr
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