Author: 100 Club of Chicago

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...

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 had been taught the proper method for jumping from a building into an inflatable Life Cube...

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 owners. When he went out to talk to a man standing outside...