Author: 100 Club of Chicago

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 roadway, jumped the curb and struck a light pole, then a tree, while traveling southbound on...

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 Valadez and his partner, Officer Thomas Vargas, responded to a shots fired call.  When the officers arrived at...

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 assignment, were attempting to arrest a man who was causing a disturbance at a local club. The suspect and...

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 scene, the target of the warrant arrived at the location. As officers approached to...

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 he responded to a disturbance around 2 a.m. and approached a woman near the...

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 lights and siren to a fire call in the south side neighborhood of Englewood, when...

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 partner was not wounded in the shooting. He was transported to Loyola University Medical Center where...

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, Illinois. He was conducting surveillance on the station, which had seen a recent surge in...

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 Zourkas was responding to a disturbance call at a restaurant when he lost control of his squad...

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 ten hours, Truck 16 responded to four alarms. These alarms consisted of one still alarm,...