Author: 100 Club of Chicago

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 in a neighboring township. Shortly after 5:30 pm, an alarm was raised for a garage fire...

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 attempted murder, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping after breaking into a home and abducting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint nine...

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 Avenue. The collision occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m.; Sergeant O'Reilly was ejected from his squad car....

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 of Sauk Trail and Kostner Avenue, in Richton Park, causing Officer DeWit to...

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 Spaulding Avenue when a train approached. Officer Perez's partner was able to jump to safety, but...

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 when the suspect began struggling with him. While attempting to arrest the suspect, Officer Graham collapsed....

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. Officer Marquez was struck several times; He succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. The assailant was shot...

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 driving a 1999 Ford Taurus when it struck a concrete barrier on an off ramp from the Eisenhower...

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 sprint up two flights of stairs, then run 100 yards while carrying 55 pounds of sandbags. After returning to...

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 accident on the Laramie Avenue bridge Thursday afternoon. He was spotting the apparatus for the driver with another...