Author: 100 Club of Chicago

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...

Deputy Alfred Brown succumbed to injuries suffered five days earlier after being struck in the head as he was arresting a man for disorderly conduct in the Cook County 6th District Courthouse in Markham. During the arrest, the suspect began resisting and gave Deputy Brown a...

Officer John J. Lyons was killed when the squad car he was driving struck a tree. The accident occurred at 3:14 a.m. in the 3400 block of North Kimball. The squad car was northbound on Kimball responding to a radio assignment when it skidded and spun...

On July 29, 1992, Fire Lt. Luby, a 15-year veteran with the Oak Park Fire Department, died at West Suburban Hospital after fighting a basement fire at 544 N. Humphrey Ave.  Luby, 43, was found at the stair bottom, dead from carbon monoxide intoxication and...

Deputy Marshal Roy Frakes and Special Deputy Marshal Harry Belluomini were shot and killed by a suspect who was attempting to escape from the federal courthouse in Chicago, Illinois. The suspect had removed his handcuffs with a smuggled key, assaulted a guard in the basement...