Author: 100 Club of Chicago

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 identified himself as a police officer and was then engaged in a gunfight....

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 their cruiser. The cruiser swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrians and crashed through the barrier of...

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, was shot in West Englewood while off-duty. He was a dedicated police officer who was...

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 the lagoon directly in the rear of the firehouse at Meigs Field. Proper diving equipment was being...

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 collapsed while pulling a hoseline, and died four days later....

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 Murray fled into the upstairs apartment, and he was fatally shot after the defendant grabbed for the police officer’s...

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 the structure after checking on the progress of firefighters inside when he collapsed. Lt. Thomas O'Boyle, 55, the...

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. Trooper Lim stopped a car on I-90, near Hoffman Estates. He was sitting in...

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, Engine 28 received the alarm from the main fire alarm office and,...

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 heading for their squad cars at the Austin District police station. They were about to begin their...