Officer Xu Meng, Chicago Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Chicago Police Officer Xu Meng is the first Asian officer to have tragically passed in the history of the Chicago Police Department.
On June 09, 2020, Officer Xu Meng was found unresponsive at his home and died of carbon monoxide poisoning at his home.
Chicago Police and Chicago Fire discovered Officer Meng and his wife unresponsive inside their home and were transported to Swedish Hospital in critical condition, were Officer Meng later succumbed to his injuries. It was later determined that when no one picked up their 5 year old son from day care, CPD and CFD were dispatched to conduct a welfare check.
Officer Meng inadvertently left his keyless ignition vehicle running in his attached garage when he returned home after working 12 hour shifts for 12 days straight during the June 2020 protests in Chicago. Officer Meng’s garage was located directly underneath the bedroom and carbon monoxide from the vehicle’s exhaust leaked into the unit causing lethal levels of carbon monoxide.
For more than two years, Officer Meng developed an exceptional reputation as a hardworking and dedicated officer serving the City of Chicago. Officer Meng earned a crime reduction aware and an honorable mention during this career with the Chicago Police Department – District 024 in Rogers Park.
Officer Meng was an active AALEA member, who took the time out of his busy schedule to assist with many AALEA functions and to further progress in his community and the City of Chicago.
Officer Meng is survived by his wife and son.
Officer Xu Meng Distinguished Community Service Award
AALEA created the Officer Xu Meng Community Service award in memory of Officer Meng, who made the ultimate sacrifice in performance of his duties for the community he loved.
This award honors Officer Meng and is presented annually to two extraordinary members of the community, who have demonstrated his or her dedication to serve the community.