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Firefighter Brian Rehnberg

Firefighter Brian Rehnberg

On December 25, 2022 Firefighter Brian Rehnberg passed away shortly after returning home from his duty shift. He is survived by his wife and son. Our hearts are with the Rehnberg...

Deputy Nicholas D. Weist

Deputy Nicholas D. Weist

On Friday, April 29, Knox County Sheriff's Department Deputy Nicholas D. Weist was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while setting up spike strips at the intersection of US...

Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

Patrol Officer Brian Sember died on April 3, 2022 from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Sember was a United States Marine Corps...

Deputy Brian Norton

Deputy Brian Norton

Deputy Brian Norton died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Deputy Norton had served with the Ford County Sheriff's Office since 2019....

Sergeant Kenneth J. Thurman, Sr.

Sergeant Kenneth J. Thurman, Sr.

Sergeant Kenneth Thurman died on January 19, 2022 as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Thurman was a United States Army veteran and served 21 years...

Police Officer Brian R. Shields

Police Officer Brian R. Shields

Police Officer Brian Shields died on January 11, 2022 as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Shields had served with the Aurora Police Department for 16...

Deputy Michael Queeney

Deputy Michael Queeney

Deputy Michael Queeney passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and five children. Our hearts are with the Queeney family and the Will...

Detective Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Detective Joseph Anthony Tripoli

On January 3, 2022 Chicago Police Department Detective Joseph Tripoli died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Detective Tripoli had...

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50 late Wednesday,...

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley was shot and killed after responding to assist a motorist on I-64 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 29. He is survived by his wife and...

Police Officer Jose M. “Joey” Huerta

Police Officer Jose M. “Joey” Huerta

On December 23, 2021 Chicago Police Department Police Officer Jose Huerta died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Huerta had...

Firefighter MaShawn Plummer

Firefighter MaShawn Plummer

Firefighter MaShawn Plummer was critically injured in a deadly apartment fire early morning on Thursday, December 16 and succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, December 21. He is...

Police Officer James Svec

Police Officer James Svec

On December 8, 2021 Chicago Police Department Police Officer James Svec died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Svec had served...

Lieutenant Garrett Ramos

Lieutenant Garrett Ramos

In the early hours of December 4th, while Lieutenant Ramos was fighting a house fire, the floor collapsed beneath him. A rescue operation was conducted and lifesaving techniques...

Officer Tyler Timmins

Officer Tyler Timmins

On Tuesday, October 26th, Pontoon Beach Police Officer Tyler Timmins was shot and killed while investigating a stolen car at an Illinois gas station. He is survived by his...

Firefighter Michael Pickering

Firefighter Michael Pickering

On Friday, October 8, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Michael Pickering passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his son and two daughters....

Officer Ella French

Officer Ella French

On Saturday, August 7th, Chicago Police Officer Ella French was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. Our hearts are with the French family and the Chicago Police...

Officer Brian Pierce

Officer Brian Pierce

On Wednesday, August 4th, Brooklyn Police Officer Brian Pierce was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips on the McKinley Bridge during a...

Firefighter Mehdi Mourad

Firefighter Mehdi Mourad

On Sunday, June 27th, Wabash Fire Protection District Firefighter Mehdi Mourad was killed in the line of duty after responding to a multiple vehicle accident, Firefighter Mehdi...

Officer Chris Oberheim

Officer Chris Oberheim

On Wednesday, May 19th, Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. He is survived by his wife and four children. Our...

Officer Allen Giacchetti

Officer Allen Giacchetti

On Friday, April 30th, Cook County Sheriff's Police Officer Allen Giacchetti passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and five...

Lieutenant James Kouski

Lieutenant James Kouski

On Saturday, April 3rd, Hometown Police Lieutenant James Kouski was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a prior DUI-related crash. He is survived by his wife and...

Trooper Todd Hanneken

Trooper Todd Hanneken

On Thursday, March 25, Illinois State Police, District 10 Trooper Todd Hanneken passed away following a single-car traffic crash while on duty. He is survived by his wife and two...

Officer Gary Hibbs

Officer Gary Hibbs

On Friday, March 12, Chicago Heights Police Officer Gary Hibbs passed away at the hospital following a cardiac episode while responding to a call. He is survived by his son and...

Paramedic Robert Truevillian

Paramedic Robert Truevillian

On Thursday, December 17, Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Robert Truevillian passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and 4...

Captain Leo W. Werner

Captain Leo W. Werner

Captain Leo Werner was someone who represented the best in Scales Mound. Leo was a man who showed respect and responsibility to his country, family, friends, and community. After...

Officer Troy Jacobson

Officer Troy Jacobson

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Momence Police Department Officer Troy Jacobson suffered a medical emergency and subsequently passed while on duty. He is survived by his wife and...

Officer Adam Zieminski

Officer Adam Zieminski

On Monday, December 7, 2020, Calumet City Police Department Officer Adam Zieminski passed away while on duty due to a medical emergency. He is survived by his twin 19-year-old...

Police Officer Titus Theopsy Moore

Police Officer Titus Theopsy Moore

Police Officer Titus Moore died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. He passed away on November 24, 2020. Officer...

Officer Richard Santiago

Officer Richard Santiago

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Cook County Sheriff’s Department Officer Richard Santiago passed away due to complications from COVID-19. He is survived by his fiancé and...

Deputy Juan Du Fauchard

Deputy Juan Du Fauchard

On Wednesday, July 1, Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Du Fauchard fell ill while on duty and later passed away at the hospital. He is survived by his two sons....

Corrections Officer Jose Marquez

Corrections Officer Jose Marquez

On Sunday, June 28, Cook County Corrections Officer Jose Marquez passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He served on the department...

Corrections Officer Antoine Jones

Corrections Officer Antoine Jones

On Sunday, May 10, Cook County Corrections Officer Antoine Jones passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He served on the department...

Deputy Sheriff Richard O’Brien

Deputy Sheriff Richard O’Brien

Deputy Sheriff Richard O'Brien died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in...

Officer Joseph Cappello, III

Officer Joseph Cappello, III

On Friday, April 24, 2020, Officer Joseph Cappello, III passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and son. Our thoughts and prayers are...

Corrections Officer Sheila Rivera

Corrections Officer Sheila Rivera

On Sunday, April 19, Cook County Corrections Officer Sheila Rivera passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. She served on the department...

Officer Ronald Newman

Officer Ronald Newman

On Friday, April 17, Chicago Police Officer Ronald Newman passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and two children. Our thoughts and...

Firefighter Edward Singleton

Firefighter Edward Singleton

On Tuesday, April 14, Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and two children. Our thoughts and...

Sergeant Clifford Martin

Sergeant Clifford Martin

On Friday, April 10, Chicago Police Sergeant Clifford Martin passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He served on the department for 25 years. He...

Officer Marco Di Franco

Officer Marco Di Franco

On Thursday, April 2, Chicago Police Officer Marco Di Franco passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He served on the department for 21 years. He...

Correctional Officer Robert Edwards

Correctional Officer Robert Edwards

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Cook County Sheriff Correctional Officer Robert Edwards suffered a medical emergency at the jail. His fellow officers, as well as members of the...

Firefighter Kody Michael Vanfossan

Firefighter Kody Michael Vanfossan

Kody Vanfossan died doing what he loved while battling a six-alarm commercial fire in Christopher, Illinois. Christopher Engine 201 was the first on scene, with a report of a...

Trooper Gerald Ellis

Trooper Gerald Ellis

On March 30th, 2019, at approximately 3:25 a.m., Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis was on-duty in his squad car traveling home on I-94 westbound near Green Oaks, when a...

Deputy Jake Keltner

Deputy Jake Keltner

In an effort to extend our resources where needed and honor our fallen heroes, the 100 Club of Chicago will now also provide benefits to the families of fallen first responders...

Captain Jacob L. Ringering

Captain Jacob L. Ringering

Jacob L. Ringering lost his life in the line of duty on March 5, 2019. Jake and his crew responded to a working residential structure fire. While performing exterior fire...

Trooper Christopher Lambert

Trooper Christopher Lambert

On Saturday, January 12, Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating the scene of a prior crash on I-294 near Willow Road in Northbrook. He...

Officer Eduardo Marmolejo

Officer Eduardo Marmolejo

On Monday, December 17, 2018, Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary were struck and killed by a Metra commuter train while investigating a shots fired call in the...

Officer Conrad Gary

Officer Conrad Gary

On Monday, December 17, 2018, Officer Conrad Gary and Officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a Metra commuter train while investigating a shots fired call in the...

Officer Samuel Jimenez

Officer Samuel Jimenez

On Monday, November 19, 2018, Police Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance outside of Mercy Hospital at 2525 South Michigan...

Officer Blair King

Officer Blair King

On Monday, September 10, 2018, Burnham Police Officer Blair King (53) suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty. He was rushed to St. Margaret’s  hospital where he...

Firefighter Juan Bucio

Firefighter Juan Bucio

The 100 Club of Chicago extends its condolences to the family of Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Juan Bucio. On Monday, May 28, 2018, Firefighter Juan Bucio answered a call...

Commander Paul Bauer

Commander Paul Bauer

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Commander Paul Bauer was at the building in the 100 block of West Randolph Street in Chicago's Loop when he saw a man who matched the description...

Officer Andre Van Vegten

Officer Andre Van Vegten

On the evening of January 7, 1997 while assigned to the 008th District, Officer Van Vegten and his partner responded to a “shots fired” call at 43rd and Latrobe Avenue near the...

Officer Bernard Domagala

Officer Bernard Domagala

Tuesday September 5, 2017, Officer Domagala succumbed to complications from a gunshot wound inflicted in the line of duty on July 14, 1988. Officer Domagala is survived by his...

Firefighter Lawrence Matthews

Firefighter Lawrence Matthews

Lawrence Matthews died in the line of duty on Saturday, June 10, 2017 after collapsing while assisting during a fire at a mobile home park in Harvey. Firefighter Matthews...

Firefighter John Michael “Mike” Cummins

Firefighter John Michael “Mike” Cummins

John Michael “Mike” Cummins was born on September 15, 1970, in Danville, Illinois, to John and Cindy (Dudley) Cummins. He had one sister, Molly Carter. Mike married Cindy Cummins...

Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Police Officer James Brockmeyer was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle. Officer Brockmeyer had served with the Chester Police Department for only 10 months. He is...

Officer Jason Gallero

Officer Jason Gallero

Jason Gallero died in the line of duty on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after collapsing while participating in a colors run at the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training...

Captain Eric T. Kohlbauer

Captain Eric T. Kohlbauer

Captain Eric T. Kohlbauer of the Freeport Rural Fire Department passed away on July 12, 2016. His wife and two sons survive him.

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald was killed when his patrol car and an ambulance collided while en route to a call. Officer Fitzgerald had served with the South Jacksonville Police...

Correctional Officer Adam Scott Conrad

Correctional Officer Adam Scott Conrad

Correctional Officer Adam Conrad of the Marion County Sheriff's Office was killed in a vehicle crash on January 20, 2016. He is survived by his parents and brother.

Firefighter Kenneth K. Harris

Firefighter Kenneth K. Harris

Oak Park Firefighter Kenneth K. Harris died, at the age of 56, Monday January 11th just hours after finishing his 24-hour shift and working another six hours of fire prevention...

Firefighter Daniel Capuano

Firefighter Daniel Capuano

Dan Capuano, 42, was battling a warehouse fire on 92nd and Baltimore when he fell through an elevator shaft. Firefighter Capuano had served with the Chicago Fire Department for...

Firefighter Mark Zielinski

Firefighter Mark Zielinski

Mark Zielinski, 49, was “rendering emergency medical aid” to a shopper who needed CPR at the Walmart at 21410 S. Cicero Ave. in Matteson when he died, according to Matteson Fire...

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Darwin Maness

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Darwin Maness

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 11 months earlier. Deputy Maness was a U.S. Army veteran and had served...

Deputy Sheriff Craig Stephen Whisenand

Deputy Sheriff Craig Stephen Whisenand

Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand of the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office was killed in a single vehicle crash. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, parents, and sister.

Patrolman George S. Nissen

Patrolman George S. Nissen

Patrolman George Nissen succumbed to injuries sustained 10 years earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to break up a large fight on February 13th, 2005. He is survived...

Chief Kenneth J. Lehr Sr.

Chief Kenneth J. Lehr Sr.

Chief Kenneth J. Lehr Sr. of the Medora Community Fire Protection District passed away on February 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife, son, and three grandchildren.

Police Officer Owen Masterton

Police Officer Owen Masterton

Police Officer Owen Masterton suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to numerous calls for service, including to a dispute call, during his shift the previous night. He...

Officer James P. Morrissy

Officer James P. Morrissy

Officer Jim Morrissy, 63, of the 15000 block of Laramie Avenue in Oak Forest, was pronounced dead at 8:01 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn....

Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada died on December 20th at the age of 50. Estrada was hosting a family party on the evening of the 20th when two armed men attempted to rob his...

Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine, Draco, were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. He is survived by his mother, father, step-father,...

Trooper James M. Sauter

Trooper James M. Sauter

Trooper James Sauter was killed when a semi-trailer truck struck his cruiser on Interstate 294 south of Willow Road shortly after 11:00 p.m. The trooper was stopped in the left...

Firefighter Christopher Reed Brown

Firefighter Christopher Reed Brown

Firefighter Christopher Reed Brown of the Hudson Community Fire Protection District passed away on March 5, 2013. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Timothy P. Jansen

Timothy P. Jansen

Timothy Jansen died December 2‚ 2012‚ when he was struck by a fire truck while unloading hose at the scene of a structure fire. He was born February 3‚ 1967‚ in Breese‚ to...

Trooper Kyle William Deatherage

Trooper Kyle William Deatherage

Trooper Kyle Deatherage was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while making a traffic stop. He is survived by his wife, 4-year-old daughter, 10-month-old son, father, mother,...

Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr.

Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr.

Walter Patmon Jr. was born February 17, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. On Sunday, November 11, 2012, Firefighter Walter Patmon, 61, had a heart attack at his South Side fire station...

Captain Herbert Johnson

Captain Herbert Johnson

On November 2, 2012, Captain Herbert Johnson of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire in Chicago. At 5:15PM, Johnson was...

Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones

Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones

Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on California Avenue while walking from the sheriff's office parking lot to the maximum...

Officer Clifton Lewis

Officer Clifton Lewis

Police Officer Clifton Lewis was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery at a grocery store on North Austin Boulevard. He was working an overtime...

Firefighter Corey Ray Shaw

Firefighter Corey Ray Shaw

Firefighter Corey Ray Shaw passed away on June 17, 2011. He was on the Du Quoin Fire Department and his father is chief. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Paul Nauden

Officer Paul Nauden

Officer Paul Nauden suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting an undercover narcotics buy as part of a large narcotics investigation. While on scene he informed other...

Firefighter Daniel C. Dare

Firefighter Daniel C. Dare

Daniel ‘Double D’ Dare suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a late night EMS call for a sick child during a blizzard. Dan is survived by his wife‚ Kathy; his...

Lieutenant Patrick Hannon

Lieutenant Patrick Hannon

On January 15, 2011, Chicago Lieutenant Patrick Hannon was found unresponsive at his firehouse and later died in the hospital due to natural causes. Hannon, 51, was working at...

Firefighter Corey Ankum

Firefighter Corey Ankum

Corey D. Ankum was the youngest of four children born to Johnnie and Marie Ankum, on September 26, 1976, in Chicago. He graduated from Charles H. Wacker Elementary School in 1990...

Officer Michael Flisk

Officer Michael Flisk

Officer Michael Flisk was shot and killed while processing the scene of a vehicle burglary inside an alley garage at 1:30 pm in the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue. The...

Officer Michael R. Bailey

Officer Michael R. Bailey

Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed while attempting to take action in an attempted armed robbery in front of his South Side home at approximately 6:20 am. Officer Bailey...

Officer Thor Soderberg

Officer Thor Soderberg

Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt at about 3:45 pm near 61st Street and Racine Avenue. Officer Soderberg was returning to his vehicle at...

Sergeant Alan J. Haymaker

Sergeant Alan J. Haymaker

Sergeant Alan Haymaker was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a burglary-in-progress call shortly before 5:15 am. His patrol car hit a patch of ice on the...

Officer Alejandro Valadez

Officer Alejandro Valadez

Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, 27, was a 3-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 007 District. Shortly after midnight, on June 1, 2009, Officer...

Officer Frank Russo

Officer Frank Russo

Officer Frank Russo suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect following a brief foot pursuit. Officer Russo and another officer, while working an off-duty...

Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr. was shot and killed as he and several other officers served a search warrant at a home near 79th and Clyde streets. While the officers were on the...

Officer Richard Francis

Officer Richard Francis

Officer Richard Francis was shot and killed with his service weapon when he struggled with a woman who grabbed his gun and shot him once. The officer was on routine patrol when...

Deputy Chief Lee Grubor

Deputy Chief Lee Grubor

On March 22, 2008 Deputy Chief Lee Grubor passed away from a heart attack shortly after his shift with Lewistown Fire Protection District.

Chief Kerry R. Sheridan

Chief Kerry R. Sheridan

On February 12, 2008 Troy Fire Protection District Chief Kerry R. Sheridan passed away while on duty. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two grandchildren, brother, and...

Firefighter William F. Grant

Firefighter William F. Grant

Firefighter William Grant, 44, a 20 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, died Friday March 23, 2007. William was riding in the rear cab of Ladder 51, responding with...

Firefighter Michael L. Fox

Firefighter Michael L. Fox

On February 2, 2007 Verennes Fire Department Firefighter Michael L. Fox passed away from a a heart attack while on the way to a call. He is survived by his children and wife.

K-9 Officer Thomas T. Wood

K-9 Officer Thomas T. Wood

Officer Thomas Wood was shot several times as he sat in his department vehicle on the intersection of Erie Street and 6th Avenue at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Wood's canine...

Officer Thomas A. Cook

Officer Thomas A. Cook

Police Officer Thomas A. Cook was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car across the street from the Metra Electric Line station at 147th and Clinton Streets in Harvey,...

Officer Steven M. Zourkas

Officer Steven M. Zourkas

Officer Steven Zourkas was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Golf Road and Western Avenue while en route to a call at approximately 04:00 am. Officer...

Firefighter Patrick Cramer

Firefighter Patrick Cramer

On November 14, 2004, Firefighter Patrick Cramer was on duty for the Chicago Fire Department, working overtime at Truck Company 16. He reported for duty at 10AM. During the next...

Officer Michael P. Gordon

Officer Michael P. Gordon

Officer Michael Gordon was killed when the squad car he was riding in was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver. Officer Gordon and his partner were on...

Special Agent Terrance P. Loftus

Special Agent Terrance P. Loftus

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Terrance P. Loftus was killed on May 28, 2004, when the plane he was piloting crashed shortly after take off from Midway...

Firefighter Jeffrey C. Bergstrom

Firefighter Jeffrey C. Bergstrom

On April 27, 2004, Jeffrey Bergstrom, a part-time firefighter for the Stone Park Fire Department, was killed in a collision between two fire apparatus while responding to a fire...

District Chief Kevin R. McIntyre

District Chief Kevin R. McIntyre

On April 18, 2004 Kevin McIntyre of the Rockford Fire Department after being struck by a fire truck. He left behind two children.

Detective William Rolniak, Jr.

Detective William Rolniak, Jr.

Detective William Rolniak was shot and killed execution style after being taken hostage inside the Riverdale police station. The suspect had been in custody on charges of...

Sergeant Philip J. O’Reilly

Sergeant Philip J. O’Reilly

Sergeant Philip J. O'Reilly was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol. His patrol car was struck by a tow truck at the intersection of Granville Avenue and Western...

Officer Eric E. DeWit

Officer Eric E. DeWit

Officer Eric DeWit was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner were on patrol at 3:25 am. A vehicle had turned in front of their patrol car at the intersection...

Officer Benjamin Perez

Officer Benjamin Perez

Officer Benjamin Perez was struck and killed by a commuter train while conducting a stakeout on the west side. Officer Perez and his partner were on a railroad trestle above...

Officer Steven E. Graham

Officer Steven E. Graham

Officer Steven Graham suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a man in Inverness during a call. Officer Graham had responded to the man's home on Bradwell Road...

Officer Donald J. Marquez

Officer Donald J. Marquez

Officer Donald Joseph Marquez was shot and killed as he was serving court papers at the Logan Square apartments. A 77-year-old resident opened fire with two .22 caliber handguns....

Detective Alvin Perez

Detective Alvin Perez

Detective Alvin Perez was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner transported a murder suspect back to the police station for questioning. Detective Perez was...

Firefighter Kenneth J. Frayne

Firefighter Kenneth J. Frayne

On October 13, 2001 Channahon Fire Protection District Firefighter Kenneth J. Frayne passed away. He is survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.

Sergeant Hector A. Silva

Sergeant Hector A. Silva

Sgt. Hector Silva tragically died while participating in a special operations training exercise. Sergeant Silva was taking part in a training exercise where he was required to...

Lieutenant Robert Augustyn

Lieutenant Robert Augustyn

Lieutenant Robert Augustyn, 57, a 33 year veteran with the Cicero Fire Department died Friday, September 7, 2001. Robert's engine company was returning from a minor motor vehicle...

Officer Eric D. Lee

Officer Eric D. Lee

Officer Eric D. Lee was shot and killed as he and two other tactical officers attempted to aid a citizen. Officer Lee and his partners were on a special patrol in the Englewood...

Firefighter Willard C. Christoffer

Firefighter Willard C. Christoffer

Western Springs Fire Department suffered its only-ever loss of a firefighter when Willard Christoffer fell 65 feet in a training exercise, leaving behind his wife Lucy and their...

Lieutenant Scott P. Gillen

Lieutenant Scott P. Gillen

Saturday morning. On December 23, 2000, Lieutenant Scott P. Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department was on duty with Truck 27. At 2:38 AM, Truck 27 was dispatched to assist...

Captain Thomas G. Gotkowski

Captain Thomas G. Gotkowski

On October 1, 2000, Captain Thomas G. Gotkowski of the Tinley Park Volunteer Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. Captain Gotkowski and his engine...

Lieutenant L.C. Merrell

Lieutenant L.C. Merrell

On April 29, 2000, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant L.C. Merrell was on duty with Truck 24, his regular assignment. Truck 24, along with the 21st Battalion, responded to a...

Officer Myles M. Smetana

Officer Myles M. Smetana

On August 24, 1999, Police Officer Myles M. Smetana and his partner responded to a disturbance call involving a mental patient. After quelling the disturbance, Officer Smetana...

Chief Arthur A. Tullis

Chief Arthur A. Tullis

On May 4, 1999, Chief Arthur “Bucky” Tullis of the La Grange Park Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to an automatic fire alarm at the Bethlehem Woods...

Officer James H. Camp

Officer James H. Camp

Officer James Henry Camp was shot and killed after stopping a stolen vehicle. During the stop Officer Camp, who was in plainclothes, asked the driver to exit the vehicle. Once he...

Officer John C. Knight

Officer John C. Knight

Officer John C. Knight was shot and killed as he and his partner were investigating two suspicious individuals in a parked vehicle. Both officers noticed the vehicle with a...

Captain Thomas E. Predergast

Captain Thomas E. Predergast

On July 23, 1998, Captain Thomas E. Prendergast of the Chicago Fire Department was on duty working his regular assignment with Engine 78. It was an ordinary work day, and Engine...

Firefighter Eugene W. Blackmon

Firefighter Eugene W. Blackmon

On May 19, 1998, Firefighter Eugene W. Blackmon, Jr., of the Chicago Fire Department was on duty working at his regular assignment with Squad 5. At approximately 12:41 PM, Squad...

Battalion Chief William E. Bonnar, Sr.

Battalion Chief William E. Bonnar, Sr.

On February 25, 1998, Battalion Chief William E. Bonnar, Sr., of the Orland Fire Protection District suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty following a training...

Firefighter Anthony Lockhart

Firefighter Anthony Lockhart

On February 11, 1998, at 10:24 PM, the Chicago Fire Department received a call from the occupant of a private residence at the rear of a commercial tire service center, stating...

Firefighter Patrick King

Firefighter Patrick King

On February 11, 1998, at 10:24 PM, the Chicago Fire Department received a call from the occupant of a private residence at the rear of a commercial tire service center, stating...

Officer Richard R. Schott

Officer Richard R. Schott

Police Officer Richard R. Schott died after suffering a fatal heart attack while struggling with a prisoner. Officer Schott was working as a detention officer in the Deering...

Trooper Erin Hehl

Trooper Erin Hehl

Trooper Erin Hehl was killed when the helicopter she was in crashed during a training exercise. Sergeant Hehl was flying with a contractor pilot at suburban Frankfort Airport in...

Trooper Anthony Millison

Trooper Anthony Millison

Sergeant Anthony Millison was killed when he fell from the Thornton-Blue Island Overpass on I-57, in Dixmoor, while assisting at the scene of an accident. The overpass was...

Officer Sean Laura

Officer Sean Laura

Officer Sean Laura was killed when he was struck by a vehicle during a foot chase of a suspect. Officer Laura was struck by a police vehicle from a neighboring jurisdiction at...

Officer Gregory I. Young

Officer Gregory I. Young

Officer Gregory Ivan Young was shot and killed during a robbery attempt. Officer Young was seated in his car when he was approached by two assailants who attempted to rob him. He...

Officer David C. Evans

Officer David C. Evans

Officer David C. Evans responded to a call of "police officers requiring assistance". As Officer Evans proceeded to the scene, three pedestrians ran onto the overpass in front of...

Sergeant Michael Garner

Sergeant Michael Garner

Sgt. Michael Garner, 48, a narcotics officer with the Chicago Police Department who had served for 20 years, died Saturday. Sgt. Garner, who had held that rank for nine years,...

Firefighter Michael F. Drobitsch

Firefighter Michael F. Drobitsch

On Friday, June 20, 1997, at approximately 3 PM, Firefighters Michael Drobitsch and John Ewald of the Chicago Fire Department were participating in a dive training exercise in...

Lieutenant Lawrence Hobson

Lieutenant Lawrence Hobson

On May 12, 1997, Lieutenant Lawrence Hobson of the Robbins Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a fire at a vacant property. Hobson...

Officer Dell O. Fountain

Officer Dell O. Fountain

Officer Dell Fountain was alerted to a disturbance in an upstairs apartment that was being used for narcotics activity. According to trial testimony, Fountain followed when...

Lieutenant Thomas O’Boyle

Lieutenant Thomas O’Boyle

On September 26, Lieutenant Thomas O'Boyle of the Chicago Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack at a fire in a furniture warehouse. Lieutenant O'Boyle, had just exited...

Trooper Chong S. Lim

Trooper Chong S. Lim

Trooper Chong Soo Lim was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind as he a traffic stop on the Northwest Tollway. His squad car was rear-ended and burst into flames....

Firefighter Donald J. Kaczka

Firefighter Donald J. Kaczka

On March 24, 1995, Engineer Donald J. Kaczka of Engine 28 of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a refuse fire on S. Laflin Avenue. At 8:15PM,...

Officer Daniel Doffyn

Officer Daniel Doffyn

Police Officer Daniel J. Doffyn was shot and killed when he surprised burglary suspects at an apartment complex. At 3:30 in the afternoon, Dan Doffyn and other officers were...

Firefighter Cadet Steven J. McNamee

Firefighter Cadet Steven J. McNamee

On November 23, 1993, Cadet Firefighter Steven McNamee of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a training accident at the Chicago Fire Academy. Candidates...

Officer Gerald Wright

Officer Gerald Wright

Police Officer Gerald L. Wright was shot and killed on his way home from his shift. At about 11:30 p.m., at 934 West 79th Street, Officer Wright stopped into a store to visit the...

Deputy Alfred Brown

Deputy Alfred Brown

Deputy Alfred Brown succumbed to injuries suffered five days earlier after being struck in the head as he was arresting a man for disorderly conduct in the Cook County 6th...

Officer John J. Lyons

Officer John J. Lyons

Officer John J. Lyons was killed when the squad car he was driving struck a tree. The accident occurred at 3:14 a.m. in the 3400 block of North Kimball. The squad car was...

Lieutenant Patrick J. Luby

Lieutenant Patrick J. Luby

On July 29, 1992, Fire Lt. Luby, a 15-year veteran with the Oak Park Fire Department, died at West Suburban Hospital after fighting a basement fire at 544 N. Humphrey Ave.  Luby,...

Deputy U.S. Marshal Roy L. Frakes

Deputy U.S. Marshal Roy L. Frakes

Deputy Marshal Roy Frakes and Special Deputy Marshal Harry Belluomini were shot and killed by a suspect who was attempting to escape from the federal courthouse in Chicago,...

Officer Robert Perkins

Officer Robert Perkins

Officer Robert Perkins was shot and killed as he was questioning a burglary suspect. Officer Perkins observed an individual matching the description of a wanted burglar. As...

Officer Jimmie L. Haynes

Officer Jimmie L. Haynes

Officer Jimmie Haynes was shot by a sniper as he stood in the parking lot of a public housing complex. He was transported to Mercy Hospital and Nursing Center where he died of...

Officer Eddie N. Jones

Officer Eddie N. Jones

Officer Eddie N. Jones was shot and mortally wounded during a narcotics investigation. After Officer Jones and his partner made an arrest, the offender stated that he would lead...

Officer Gregory A. Hauser

Officer Gregory A. Hauser

Officers Gregory A. Hauser and Raymond Kilroy were shot and mortally wounded when they responded to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her grandson. As they talked to the...

Officer Raymond C. Kilroy

Officer Raymond C. Kilroy

Officers Raymond Kilroy and Gregory A. Hauser were shot and mortally wounded when they responded to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her grandson. As they talked to the...

Lieutenant Joseph Samec

Lieutenant Joseph Samec

On December 9, 1989, Lieutenant Joseph Samec of the Pleasantview Fire Protection District died in the line of duty while fighting a house fire in Burr Ridge, Illinois. The fire...

Officer Barry Shalin

Officer Barry Shalin

Patrolman Barry Shalin was struck and killed by a drunken driver while making a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested and convicted in connection with Patrolman Shalin's death....

Officer William J. Luce

Officer William J. Luce

Police Officer William J. Luce, 45, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Special Operations Unit. During firearms testing, Officer Luce was...

Firefighter Douglas Maicach

Firefighter Douglas Maicach

On January 3, 1989, Firefighter Douglas Maicach of the South Holland Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the headquarters of a trucking company....

Officer Irma C. Ruiz

Officer Irma C. Ruiz

Officer Irma Ruiz was shot and killed confronting an armed offender in a school. A heavily armed gunman went on a shooting rampage, killing three people and wounding another. The...

Officer John W. Mathews

Officer John W. Mathews

Officer John W. Mathews was attacked and killed by five assailants. Officer Mathews was returning home and was attacked and killed by five assailants while investigating a...

Correctional Officer Jeffery Blakey

Correctional Officer Jeffery Blakey

Correctional Officer Jeffery Blakey died as a result of an injury he suffered six weeks earlier while stopping an inmate from escaping a courthouse in Des Plaines. One of five...

Officer Lee R. Seward

Officer Lee R. Seward

Police Officer Lee Seward, 43, was a 16-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 023 District. On December 30, 1987, Officer Seward and his partner,...

Captain Richard O’Connor

Captain Richard O’Connor

On October 5, 1987, Chicago Fire Department Captain Richard O’Connor of Engine 29 collapsed after climbing ten flights of stairs while responding to a false alarm in a...

Officer William M. Morrison

Officer William M. Morrison

Officer Morrison was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by a drunk driver traveling at a high rate of speed. While working special employment for Public Housing North,...

Firefighter James E. Hill

Firefighter James E. Hill

The first Chicago firefighter to die this year while on duty was killed in a fire that police are blaming on a 4th of July rocket. Firefighter James E. Hill, 44, died in the...

Officer Jay F. Brunkella

Officer Jay F. Brunkella

Police Officer Jay Brunkella, 39, was an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 024 District Tactical Unit. On September 22, 1986, Officer...

Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr.

Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr.

Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr., 54, was a 26-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 9th District. On August 4, 1986, Sergeant Davenport, while off duty,...

Officer George T. Bryja

Officer George T. Bryja

Patrolman George T. Bryja collapsed and died of a heart attack after a foot pursuit. Officer Bryja was off duty when he was awakened at 3:00 a.m. by the sound of the burglar...

Lieutenant Robert J. Liesz

Lieutenant Robert J. Liesz

Lt. Robert J. Liesz of the 10th Battalion was killed June 17, 1986, when an air conditioner fell three stories onto his head during an apartment building fire.    

Firefighter Teddy A. Jezuit

Firefighter Teddy A. Jezuit

On June 3, 1986, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Teddy Jezuit suffered a heart attack immediately after a fire at a Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation landfill near...

Officer Richard W. Clark

Officer Richard W. Clark

Officer Richard Clark responded to a call of a "man with a gun." An armed offender had taken his landlord hostage following a dispute. Officer Clark was shot and killed by the...

Lieutenant Edmond P. Coglianese

Lieutenant Edmond P. Coglianese

On January 26, 1986, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Edmond Coglianese of Engine 98 died in the line of duty during a fire in the Mark Twain Hotel at 111 W. Division Street....

Lieutenant Franklin Mercer

Lieutenant Franklin Mercer

One of the worst tragedies in Waukegan’s history was a fire that occurred on Christmas morning in 1984 at the Karcher Hotel on Washington Street and claimed the lives of nine...

Officer Kenneth Dawson

Officer Kenneth Dawson

Patrol Officer Kenneth Dawson was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call on Cleo Court. The suspect was convicted of murder, attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping...

Officer Michael Ridges

Officer Michael Ridges

Investigator Michael Ridges was shot and killed after stopping three suspects who fitted the description of men committing vandalism to a local home. As Investigator Ridges was...

Firefighter Raymond Sidwell

Firefighter Raymond Sidwell

On July 15, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Sidwell died in the line of duty during a 2-11 fire on N. Keystone. A member of Engine 76, Sidwell suffered a heart...

Detective Wayne G. King

Detective Wayne G. King

Detective Wayne G. King was shot and fatally wounded during an arrest. Detective King was conducting an investigation of offenders impersonating police officers and city...

Firefighter Raymond Magnus

Firefighter Raymond Magnus

On May 26, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Magnus was severely injured when he fell off the roof of a two story apartment building during a fire. Magnus, an...

Officer Leland M. Pye, Jr.

Officer Leland M. Pye, Jr.

Officer Leland Pye suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a prisoner. Officer Pye had just arrested the man for battery and had transported him to the police...

Captain Daniel A. Nockels

Captain Daniel A. Nockels

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael...

Firefighter Michael Forchione

Firefighter Michael Forchione

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael...

Firefighter Michael A. Talley

Firefighter Michael A. Talley

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael...

Firefighter Phillip Kenneally

Firefighter Phillip Kenneally

On October 30, 1984, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Phillip Kenneally of Hook and Ladder Company 38 died in the line of duty during a fire in a three-story apartment...

Sergeant John J. Collins

Sergeant John J. Collins

Sergeant John Collins was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle he was pursuing forced his patrol car into the rear of a parked truck. Sergeant...

Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

Police Officer Dorelle Brandon was shot and killed while working in an undercover narcotics capacity. A situation presented itself in which Officer Brandon identified herself as...

Officer Fred Eckles, Jr.

Officer Fred Eckles, Jr.

Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. was shot and killed serving a search warrant. Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. Officer Eckles...

Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Officer Robert Reimann was struck and killed by a semitrailer as he and another officer questioned a home invasion suspect on the side of a roadway. Officer Reimann had served...

Officer Anthony L. Creed

Officer Anthony L. Creed

Officer Anthony Creed, assigned to the Mounted Unit, was killed in a fall from his horse as he was engaged in the equestrian exercise program.

Firefighter Sidney Brown

Firefighter Sidney Brown

On August 9, 1983, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Sidney Brown of Engine Company 75 died in the line of duty after responding to a house fire where three children were...

Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Officer Wayne Klacza was killed by an intoxicated driver. Officer Klacza observed a vehicle driving erratically. As he attempted to protect a pedestrian from the motorist, the...

Officer Larry J. Vincent

Officer Larry J. Vincent

Police Officer Larry J. Vincent was killed and a fellow officer wounded in a gun battle with two burglary suspects. Officer Vincent and his partner responded to a burglary in...

Special Agent Robert W. Conners

Special Agent Robert W. Conners

Special Agent Robert Conners, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft crash while on approach to...

Special Agent Charles L. Ellington

Special Agent Charles L. Ellington

Special Agent Charles Ellington, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Robert Conners were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach...

Special Agent Terry B. Hereford

Special Agent Terry B. Hereford

Special Agent Terry Hereford, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Robert Conners, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach...

Special Agent Michael J. Lynch

Special Agent Michael J. Lynch

Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Robert Conners, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach...

Sergeant Hampton T. McMikel, Jr.

Sergeant Hampton T. McMikel, Jr.

Sergeant Hampton T. McMikel, of the Kensington District, was shot and killed during an armed robbery attempt at 4135 S. Lake Shore Drive. Sergeant McMikel was off duty and...

Officer Martin E. Darcy, Jr.

Officer Martin E. Darcy, Jr.

Officer Martin Darcy, Jr. was shot and killed when responded to an "armed robbery in progress" call. The armed offender shot a store clerk and wounded another citizen. Following...

Officer John F. Lynch

Officer John F. Lynch

Officer John Lynch died after suffering a massive heart attack while transporting a deceased person. Officer Lynch and his partner were assigned to process a deceased body that...

Firefighter Robert W. Danaher

Firefighter Robert W. Danaher

On March 5, 1982, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Robert Danaher of Hook and Ladder Company 52 died in the line of duty while operating at a house fire. A nineteen year...

Officer William P. Fahey

Officer William P. Fahey

Patrolmen William P. Fahey and Richard J. O'Brien were gunned down during a traffic stop. Hours after attending the funeral of fellow officer James Doyle, Officers Fahey and...

Officer Richard J. O’Brien

Officer Richard J. O’Brien

Patrolmen Richard James O'Brien and William Fahey were gunned down during a traffic stop. Hours after attending the funeral of fellow officer James Doyle, Officers O’Brien and...

Officer James E. O’Doyle

Officer James E. O’Doyle

James E. Doyle, 34, was a Chicago police officer for less than one year when he was killed in the line of duty. Officer Doyle was assigned to the 006th District Gresham Station....

Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Chicago Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, 51, was assigned to the 002nd District – Area 1 Youth Division. On January 7, 1982, Officer Clay questioned and searched a juvenile offender...

Sergeant Lloyd M. Wickliffe

Sergeant Lloyd M. Wickliffe

On January 11, 1982 Lloyd Wickliffe, an off-duty sergeant with the Cook County Department of Corrections, was shot and killed while moonlighting as an undercover security guard...

Assistant Fire Chief Samuel L. Taylor

Assistant Fire Chief Samuel L. Taylor

Born on January 21, 1928, Samuel L. Taylor, Sr. served the citizens of Winthrop Harbor for over 22 years. Joining the department in 1959, Taylor brought many skills and...

Firefighter Joseph A. Hitz

Firefighter Joseph A. Hitz

On September 22, 1981, two Chicago firefighters died in the line of duty during a fire at the Willoughby Tower on Michigan Avenue. Joseph Hitz, a veteran firefighter and snorkel...

Officer Michael J. Healy

Officer Michael J. Healy

Police Officer Michael Healy was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at the main post office in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Three suspects entered the post office and...

First Deputy Superintendent James J. Riordan

First Deputy Superintendent James J. Riordan

First Deputy Superintendent James J. Riordan was shot and killed when he confronted an intoxicated person creating a disturbance. Deputy Superindentent Riordan was attending a...

Officer Robert Marousek

Officer Robert Marousek

Officer Robert Marousek suffered a fatal heart attack while in the performance of his duties. Officer Marousek was in the process of transporting a corpse to the squadrol when he...

Officer Richard Gipson

Officer Richard Gipson

Police Officer Richard F. Gipson was fatally stricken while struggling with a suspect at O'Hare Airport. Gipson, an outdoor patrol officer at O'Hare, was to have gone on furlough...

Officer James Jobe

Officer James Jobe

Officer James Jobe succumbed to injuries suffered two weeks earlier when his squad car was struck by a train. Officer Jobe was answering an emergency call when his squad car was...

Firefighter Darryl F. Williams

Firefighter Darryl F. Williams

On October 7, 1980, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Darryl Williams of Engine 68 collapsed during a house fire. Firefighters were unable to revive Williams at the scene, so...

Officer David T. Doering

Officer David T. Doering

Patrolman David Doering was shot and killed while on duty. The suspect was later shot and killed during a shootout with other officers. Patrolman Doering had served with the...

Officer Jose Torres

Officer Jose Torres

Officer Jose M. Torres was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated, hit-and-run driver. Officer Torres was investigating an auto accident at an intersection when he was...

Officer William P. Bosak

Officer William P. Bosak

Patrolman William P. Bosak and Patrolman Roger Van Schaik were shot killed in an ambush attack. Officers Bosak and Van Schaik were returning to their squad car when a motorist...

Officer Roger W. Van Schaik

Officer Roger W. Van Schaik

Patrolman Roger W. Van Schaik and his partner Officer William Bosak were shot killed in an ambush attack. Officers Van Schaik and Bosak were returning to their squad car when a...

Officer James Days

Officer James Days

Officer James Days died after suffering a heart attack during a foot pursuit. Officer Days and his partner were on patrol when they saw an auto driving erratically in the 1300...

Firefighter Robert C. Sorby

Firefighter Robert C. Sorby

On October 20, 1978, Firefighter Robert Sorby of the Chicago Fire Department was fatally injured when he fell out of a moving fire apparatus. Sorby fell while riding in the jump...

Sergeant Anthony F. Janowski

Sergeant Anthony F. Janowski

Sergeant Anthony F. Janowski was assigned to Area 6 when his squad car was broad sided. Sergeant Janowski was in the process of completing a separate accident report. As he was...

Firefighter John W. Grasser

Firefighter John W. Grasser

On March 4, 1978, Firefighter John Grasser of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire in two adjoining apartment buildings on West Taylor...

Firefighter Daniel J. McGovern

Firefighter Daniel J. McGovern

On March 16, 1978, Firefighter Daniel McGovern of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty. McGovern died after he was struck on the head by falling plaster during a...

Firefighter Patrick Bowler

Firefighter Patrick Bowler

On February 24, 1978, Firefighter Patrick Bowler of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a house fire on West 18th Street. A member of Flying Squad 4,...

Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo, Jr.

Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo, Jr.

On December 16, 1977, Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo of the Schaumburg Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Gallo was fatally injured while...

Firefighter James M. Smith

Firefighter James M. Smith

On November 24, 1977, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter James M. Smith of Engine 73 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Smith was thrown from...

Officer James Koumoundouros

Officer James Koumoundouros

Officer James Koumoundouros, while working security at a Chicago bank in the 6200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, observed an armed assailant walk in. The gunman immediately...

Investigator John Rusnak

Investigator John Rusnak

Investigator John Rusnak was killed when his unmarked vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck while he was traveling southbound on the Tri-State Tollway in Alsip....

Firefighter Leonard Kaiser

Firefighter Leonard Kaiser

On June 23, 1977, Firefighter Leonard Kaiser experienced chest pains during a routine training exercise. He suffered a heart attack and died. He was survived by his wife and five...

Sergeant Michael A. Palese

Sergeant Michael A. Palese

On March 21, 1977, Sergeant Michael R. Palese was struck and killed by a train while conducting a search for a missing child. Sergeant Palese was participating in an emergency...

Firefighter Walter E. Watroba

Firefighter Walter E. Watroba

On November 22, 1976, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Walter Watroba of Engine 13 died in the line of duty following a five-alarm fire at the Commonwealth Edison generating...

Officer Terrence E. Loftus

Officer Terrence E. Loftus

On October 12, 1976, Officer Terrence Loftus was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a dispute between two rival gangs. Officer Loftus was on his way home when he...

Officer Patrick Crowley

Officer Patrick Crowley

Officer Patrick J. Crowley was shot and killed when he and other officers conducted a narcotics raid on a residence. As Officer Crowley reached the porch and announced that he...

Officer Alan J. Vargo

Officer Alan J. Vargo

On July 18, 1976, Police Officer Alan Vargo was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic at the scene of an accident at 2:00 am. He was directing traffic at...

Firefighter Don A. Moore

Firefighter Don A. Moore

On August 15, 1975, Firefighter Donald A. Moore of Truck 38 of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a fire at a car dealership on North Cicero Avenue. An...

Firefighter Ronald F. Lemar

Firefighter Ronald F. Lemar

On August 13, 1975, Chicago Fire Department Pilot Ronald Lemar died in the line of duty when his helicopter crashed during a training exercise on Lake Michigan. Lemar and...

Officer Joseph P. Cali

Officer Joseph P. Cali

Officer Cali was in the process of writing a citation on a 1966 Chevrolet for being illegally parked at a bus stop when he was suddenly struck in the head by a bullet. Officer...

Officer Joseph Higgins

Officer Joseph Higgins

Officer Joseph F. Higgins suffered a fatal heart attack following a scuffle during an arrest. Officer Higgins had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 years and was...

Officer Jessie Brown

Officer Jessie Brown

Officer Jessie J. Brown was shot and killed trying to disarm a gunman. Officer Brown responded to a call of a “man with a shotgun”. He found a man brandishing a shotgun and a...

Officer Donald E. Andrews

Officer Donald E. Andrews

Officers Donald E. Andrews and Daniel E. Howard were killed in a traffic accident responding to an emergency call when another squad car collided with theirs at 43rd and...

Officer Harl G. Meister

Officer Harl G. Meister

Officer Harl G. Meister, was shot to death in a robbery attempt at 5601 South Cicero Avenue. His 8-year old son was shot in the jaw and shoulder during the attack. Officer...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Law

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Law

Deputy Joseph Law was shot and killed while attempting to take action during an off-duty robbery in his apartment building at 4845 South Federal Street in Chicago. Deputy Law and...

Officer Thomas J. Glynn

Officer Thomas J. Glynn

Officer Thomas J. Glynn suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with an offender during an arrest. Officer Glynn was a 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department...

Sergeant Otha M. LeMons

Sergeant Otha M. LeMons

Sergeant Otha LeMons was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Sergeant LeMons observed three armed men enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As Sergeant LeMons attempted to...

Officer Robert Strugala

Officer Robert Strugala

Officer Robert Strugala was killed and his partner was seriously wounded in a gun battle at 3157 W. 26th Street. Officer Strugala was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was assigned...

Officer Thomas A. Wodarczyk

Officer Thomas A. Wodarczyk

Officers Thomas A. Wodarczyk and William S. Bodnar, Jr. , assigned to squad car 107 in the Central District, died when their car rammed a produce truck at Van Buren and Morgan...

Officer William Bodnar

Officer William Bodnar

Officers William S. Bodnar, Jr. and Thomas A. Wodarczyk, assigned to squad car 107 in the Central District died when their car rammed a produce truck at Van Buren and Morgan...

Officer Joseph R. Jankovsky

Officer Joseph R. Jankovsky

Joseph Jankovsky was struck and killed by a car while making a traffic stop on LaGrange Road. He served with the department for nine months. He is survived by his wife and two...

Officer Bruce N. Garrison

Officer Bruce N. Garrison

Patrolman Bruce N. Garrison and his partner, Patrolman William C. Marsek were killed during an arrest of a wanted fugitive. The two officers, assigned to Area Six Special...

Officer Edward L. Barron

Officer Edward L. Barron

Officer Edward L. Barron was shot and killed during a robbery in progress call. The suspect robbed and pistol-whipped one of two elderly victims and stole 55-centers. Upon their...

Officer Louis Cullotta

Officer Louis Cullotta

Officer Louis Cullotta was killed while working a uniformed security detail. An assailant walked into the establishment, drew a revolver, and shot Officer Cullotta Later...

Officer Wendell Hicks

Officer Wendell Hicks

Officer Wendell Hicks was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men burglarizing parked cars. Officer Hicks was off-duty at a bowling alley when a citizen came in and...

Lieutenant Thomas J. Nolan

Lieutenant Thomas J. Nolan

On March 17, 1973, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Nolan died in the line of duty of smoke inhalation he sustained at a fire on January 1, 1973. Nolan was a member of...

Volunteer Firefighter Warren H. Ahlgrim

Volunteer Firefighter Warren H. Ahlgrim

Volunteer Firefighter Warren H. Ahlgrim was one of three volunteer firefighters from the Palatine Fire Department who were killed on February 23, 1973, while trying to extinguish...

Volunteer Firefighter Richard H. Freeman

Volunteer Firefighter Richard H. Freeman

Volunteer Firefighter Richard H. Freeman was one of three volunteer firefighters from the Palatine Fire Department who were killed on February 23, 1973, while trying to...

Volunteer Firefighter John T. Wilson

Volunteer Firefighter John T. Wilson

Three volunteer firefighters from the Palatine Fire Department were killed on February 23, 1973, while trying to extinguish a blaze at the Ben Franklin Variety Store in downtown...

Sergeant Michael F. Maguire

Sergeant Michael F. Maguire

On January 24, 1973 Sergeant Michael Maguire was found shot in the parking area of Martha Washington Hospital. Around 9:00 p.m. a hospital security guard heard three shots being...

Officer Robert F. Wenzel

Officer Robert F. Wenzel

Officer Robert F. Wenzel was shot and killed during a traffic stop. At some point during the traffic stop, the motorist drew a revolver and fired two shots. Officer Wenzel,...

Firefighter Richard E. Kowalzyk

Firefighter Richard E. Kowalzyk

On January 6, 1973, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty, and twenty-eight others were injured, while battling a fire in the Chicago Loop....

Firefighter Timothy W. Moran

Firefighter Timothy W. Moran

On January 6, 1973, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty, and twenty-eight others were injured, while battling a fire in the Chicago Loop....

Firefighter Alfred E. Stach

Firefighter Alfred E. Stach

On January 6, 1973, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty, and twenty-eight others were injured, while battling a fire in the Chicago Loop....

Officer Edgar DeCuir

Officer Edgar DeCuir

On December 22, 1972, Officer Edgar DeCuir was processing a prisoner when the prisoner suddenly attacked him and a struggle ensued. After the prisoner was subdued, Officer DeCuir...

Lieutenant Edward V. O’Neill

Lieutenant Edward V. O’Neill

Lieutenant Edward O'Neill was in charge of the security detail for presidential nominee George McGovern. When on duty waiting for his plane to arrive, Lt. O'Neill suffered a...

Officer Anthony Raymond

Officer Anthony Raymond

Officer Anthony Raymond was murdered after being abducted during a traffic stop on the westbound entrance ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway, at Mannheim Road, at 10:15 pm....

Officer James R. Scannell

Officer James R. Scannell

Officer Scannell arrested a man who was causing a disturbance. The man began to beat Officer Scannell. Two other officers arrived in their squad car to assist and put the...

Officer Robert E. Mackey

Officer Robert E. Mackey

Officer Mackey suffered injuries when he hit the rear of a CTA bus with his squad car. He was transported to intensive care until he died months later. He was survived by his...

Officer Robert Gallowitch

Officer Robert Gallowitch

Officer Robert L. Gallowitch was shot and fatally wounded while responding to a robbery call at a jewelry store. Upon arrival, Officer Gallowitch discovered three gunmen...

Firefighter Martin M. Gillan

Firefighter Martin M. Gillan

Firefighter Martin M. Gillan was overcome with smoke inhalation while fighting a fire on December 27, 1971. Because of continued dizziness and heaviness in his chest, he was...

Officer Melvin Cohen

Officer Melvin Cohen

Officer 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 Irwin F. Hayden

Officer Irwin F. Hayden

Officer Irwin Hayden was killed in a helicopter accident. He was assigned to the traffic unit involved in providing traffic reports to local radio stations when the police...

Deputy U.S. Marshal Henry Dale

Deputy U.S. Marshal Henry Dale

Deputy Marshal Henry Dale was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery of a tavern at 119 East 79th Street in Chicago, Illinois. Four men entered the tavern and announced a...

Officer Sidney Sam

Officer Sidney Sam

Officer Sidney Sam was shot and killed when he was identified as an officer during a robbery while off duty. He had just finished in his shift and was sitting in his personal...

Firefighter Louis P. Coda

Firefighter Louis P. Coda

On May 4, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Louis Coda of Engine 93, 17th Battalion, died in the line of duty. Coda suffered a heart attack and collapsed while dragging a...

Lieutenant William J. Zink

Lieutenant William J. Zink

On April 26, 1971, Lieutenant William J. Zink, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, suffered chest pains while on duty with the 17th Battalion. Several hours later...

Captain Otto R. Pospisil

Captain Otto R. Pospisil

Captain Pospisil suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting an extra-alarm warehouse fire on Cottage Grove Avenue. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Lieutenant Joseph W. Janovic

Lieutenant Joseph W. Janovic

On April 23rd, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Joseph Janovic of Hook and Ladder 54 died in the line of duty after suffering a heart attack outside of his firehouse....

Firefighter Harry E. Bielawski

Firefighter Harry E. Bielawski

On March 20, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Harry E. Bielawski of Engine Company 63 died in the line of duty during an extra alarm fire at a vacant building on E. 63rd...

Volunteer Firefighter Edward Nowakowski

Volunteer Firefighter Edward Nowakowski

On February 21, 1971, Firefighter Edward J. Nowakowski of the Forest River Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a restaurant/dance...

Lieutenant William M. Quinn

Lieutenant William M. Quinn

On February 13, 1971, two Chicago Fire Department firefighters were killed in the line of duty while operating at a fire on N. Elston Avenue. Lieutenant William Quinn and...

Firefighter Martin W. Dyer

Firefighter Martin W. Dyer

On February 13, 1971, two Chicago Fire Department firefighters were killed in the line of duty while operating at a fire on N. Elston Avenue. Firefighter Martin Dyer and...

Officer Paul Thomas

Officer Paul Thomas

Officer Paul Thomas was mortally wounded when he attempted to stop an armed robbery during his off duty hours. Officer Thomas was visiting his father at his father's place of...

Officer John Matonich

Officer John Matonich

Officer Matonich was shot and killed while investigating an incident near the Chicago Stadium, where he had been assigned for traffic duty. For some unknown reason a drunk and...

Firefighter James J. Pratt

Firefighter James J. Pratt

On September 29, 1970, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter James Pratt of Truck 12 died in the line of duty after suffering a heart attack during a residential fire on W....

Officer Leonard Morgan

Officer Leonard Morgan

Officer Leonard Morgan was helping to carry a heart attack victim to his squad car for transportation to the hospital when he himself suffered a heart attack. He remained in the...

Detective James A. Alfano

Detective James A. Alfano

Detective James Alfano was shot and killed while investigating a report of a gang fight that was about to take place. He was driving through an alley, between 66th Place and 67th...

Officer Anthony Rizzato

Officer Anthony Rizzato

Officer Tony Rizzato and Sergeant James Severin were shot and killed by gang members while patrolling community housing for an all-volunteer "Walk and Talk" project. As the...

Officer Kenneth G. Kaner

Officer Kenneth G. Kaner

Officer Kaner was shot and killed on June 19, 1970. Officer Kaner was sitting in his squad near 71st Street and Union Street. Five assailants approached and one fired a 12-gauge...

Officer Melvin E. Brown

Officer Melvin E. Brown

Officer Melvin E. Brown was shot and killed during an arrest of armed robbers. Officer Brown observed three gunmen enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As the robbers ordered...

Youth Officer Casey Tristano

Youth Officer Casey Tristano

Youth Officer Casey Tristano suffered a fatal heart attack after he and another officer struggled with a juvenile at a church on North Lelair Avenue. A fight had broken out...

Lieutenant James E. O’Connor

Lieutenant James E. O’Connor

During an attempted robbery, Lieutenant O'Connor tried to subdue and arrest the offender, but he was shot and killed. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Officer John T. Lynch

Officer John T. Lynch

Officer Lynch and his partner were patrolling the area when they were flagged down by a security officer asking for help with 6 potential offenders. They arrested three, while...

Detective Oliver J. Singleton

Detective Oliver J. Singleton

Detective Oliver J. Singleton, who had been paralyzed following a gun battle, succumbed to his wounds some 10 months later. Detective Singleton and his partner were wounded when...

Officer Frank G. Rappaport

Officer Frank G. Rappaport

Officer Frank G. Rappaport was killed during a gun battle with members of the Black Panther Party. Officer Rappaport and his partner entered a gangway between two buildings, when...

Officer Samuel Lynch

Officer Samuel Lynch

Officer Samuel Lynch was killed when his three-wheel motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of South Clark Street and West Polk Street. The driver who...

Firefighter Lawrence J. Kelly

Firefighter Lawrence J. Kelly

On September 14, 1969, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Lawrence J. Kelly of Engine 112 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a fire on North Wells Street.  He is...

Officer Erwin Jackson

Officer Erwin Jackson

Officer Erwin Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. Jackson and his partner responded to a call that a man with a gun was threatening customers in the...

Sergeant James Schaffer

Sergeant James Schaffer

Sergeant James Schaffer and Detective Jerome A. Stubig were killed near the beginning of a rampage by a gunman and bomber. Sergeant Schaffer and Detective Stubig were the first...

Detective Jerome A. Stubig

Detective Jerome A. Stubig

Detective Jerome A. Stubig and Sergeant James Schaffer were killed near the beginning of a rampage by a gunman and bomber. Detective Stubig and Sergeant Schaffer were the first...

Captain Frank Schnurstein

Captain Frank Schnurstein

On March 28, 1969, Captain Frank Schnurstein of the Forest Park Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. Schnurstein was on the first fire truck that...

Deputy Sheriff Richard Vail

Deputy Sheriff Richard Vail

Deputy Richard Vail suffered a fatal heart attack as he and another deputy struggled with a prisoner in the county's traffic court. The 20-year-old prisoner, who had been charged...

Officer Earl Kasten

Officer Earl Kasten

Officer Kasten suffered a fatal heart attack while performing his duties. He was survived by his wife.

Firefighter James P. Fisher

Firefighter James P. Fisher

On Decmber 31, 1968, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter James P. Fisher of Truck 47 died in the line of duty after he was trapped in a burning building during a fire on Clark...

Officer Joseph Ferguson

Officer Joseph Ferguson

Officer Joseph F. Ferguson was shot and killed while questioning three suspicious men. Officer Ferguson and his partner stopped three men because they saw a bulge under one of...

Firefighter Gary D. Descher

Firefighter Gary D. Descher

On December 7, 1968, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Gary Descher was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting a fire at a bowling alley on N. Spaulding Avenue....

Detective Clayton Robinson

Detective Clayton Robinson

Detective Clayton Robinson was shot and killed during an arrest. Detective Robinson was making an arrest at Blackhawk and Larrabee. A struggle ensued during which the man...

Officer John R. Tucker

Officer John R. Tucker

Officer John R. Tucker was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Officer Tucker observed an armed robber enter a bank and took a position behind a pillar as the gunman...

Fire Marshal John Daugherty

Fire Marshal John Daugherty

On June 16, 1968, Chicago Fire Department Fire Marshal John Vernon Daugherty died in the line of duty. A firefighter for more than thirty years, Daugherty suffered a heart attack...

Officer Henry Peeler

Officer Henry Peeler

Officer Henry L. Peeler, of the Englewood District, was shot and killed by a gunman who murdered Sergeant Jack Armstrong, of the SOU Railroad Police Department, two months...

Officer Young C. Hobson

Officer Young C. Hobson

Detective Young Clifton Hobson was shot and killed during an interrogation of a suspect. Detective Hobson observed a man with a handgun in his waistband. Detective Hobson...

Captain John Fischer

Captain John Fischer

Captain Fischer was killed in an explosion while fighting a fire at Mickleberry Food Products Company. Nine total people were killed in the blast. Captain Fischer was survived by...

Firefighter Edward Leifker

Firefighter Edward Leifker

Firefighter Leifker was killed in an explosion while fighting a fire at Mickleberry Food Products Company. Nine total people were killed in the blast. Firefighter Leifker was...

Firefighter Thomas J. Conley

Firefighter Thomas J. Conley

On January 8, 1968, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Thomas Conley of Truck 50 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting an apartment building fire on W. 79th Place. He was...

Deputy Earl F. Dannenberg

Deputy Earl F. Dannenberg

Deputy Frank Dannenberg succumbed to injuries suffered three days earlier when he was attacked and beaten after serving an eviction notice. Deputy Dannenberg was preparing to...

Officer Charles Pollard

Officer Charles Pollard

Officer Charles Pollard was found fatally shot behind an apartment building after interrupting an armed robbery. Officer Pollard was survived by his wife and two children.

Officer John Collins

Officer John Collins

Officer John Collins was off duty shopping with his wife and son when he saw a man trying to break into his car. Officer Collins announced he was a police officer and attempted...

Sergeant M. Chester Means

Sergeant M. Chester Means

Sergeant Means was directing traffic when he was struck by a motorist. Sergeant Means was survived by his wife and two children.

Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

Responding to a call for assistance from neighboring departments, Sergeant Genualdi and other members of the Streamwood Police Department set up a road block. The fleeing suspect...

Sergeant John Nagle

Sergeant John Nagle

Sergeant John Nagle and Officer Anthony Perri were shot and killed while trying to stop an armed robbery at the Northlake Bank. Sergeant Nagle was survived by his wife and three...

Officer Anthony Perri

Officer Anthony Perri

Officer Anthony Perri and Sergeant John Nagle were shot and killed while trying to stop an armed robbery at the Northlake Bank. Officer Perri is survived by his wife and two...

Captain John Donovan

Captain John Donovan

On October 10, 1967, Chicago Fire Department Captain John S. Donovan, the acting chief for Battalion 23, suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. Donovan’s battalion...

Captain Donald L. Barnes

Captain Donald L. Barnes

Captain Donald L. Barnes was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic due to a brownout at 115th Street and Cicero Avenue. He was survived by his wife and two...

Battalion Chief John Spellman

Battalion Chief John Spellman

On June 1, 1967, Battalion Chief John P. Spellman of Chicago Fire Department Battalion 7, died in the line of duty during a multi-structure fire near the intersection of 17th...

Firefighter Robert J. Campbell

Firefighter Robert J. Campbell

Firefighter Campbell fell from the rear of a fire truck when en route to a fire and sustained fatal injuries. Firefighter Campbell was survived by his wife and five children.

Officer Herman Stallworth

Officer Herman Stallworth

Officer Herman Stallworth died after being shot during a traffic stop. His partner was wounded in the incident. He and his partner stopped a vehicle at Cottage Grove Avenue and...

Deputy Sheriff Ralph Probst

Deputy Sheriff Ralph Probst

Deputy Probst was shot and killed through a window in his home. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Sergeant Gerald Doll

Sergeant Gerald Doll

Sergeant Gerald Doll was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Sergeant Doll spotted a station wagon speeding north on Cicero Avenue and pursued the vehicle where it stopped at...

Officer William Y. Bell

Officer William Y. Bell

Officer Bell was off-duty when he assisted fellow officers with an armed robbery. The suspect hid in a building and fired at the officers. A gun battle ensued and Officer Bell...

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