Officer William J. Luce

August 14, 1989

Written by 100Clubillinois

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 exposed to radiation when a scope dismantled from a gun.  The radiation caused severe burns to his body and face.  On August 14, 1989, Officer Luce died after a battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Richard, Nick, and Brian; and daughters, Janet Lynn and Lisa.  He was a Vietnam Veteran.

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