Author: 100 Club of Chicago

Officer Eddie N. Jones was shot and mortally wounded during a narcotics investigation. After Officer Jones and his partner made an arrest, the offender stated that he would lead the officers to his drug source. The informant, in the back seat of the police vehicle suddenly...

Officers Gregory A. Hauser and Raymond Kilroy were shot and mortally wounded when they responded to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her grandson. As they talked to the grandson in a garage, he suddenly grabbed one of the officers' weapons. The suspect then...

Officers Raymond Kilroy and Gregory A. Hauser were shot and mortally wounded when they responded to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her grandson. As they talked to the grandson in a garage, he suddenly grabbed one of the officers' weapons. The suspect then...

On December 9, 1989, Lieutenant Joseph Samec of the Pleasantview Fire Protection District died in the line of duty while fighting a house fire in Burr Ridge, Illinois. The fire was discovered shortly after 4:30 PM, and more than fifty firefighters from twelve different departments...

Patrolman Barry Shalin was struck and killed by a drunken driver while making a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested and convicted in connection with Patrolman Shalin's death. Patrolman Shalin had served with the Morton Grove Police Department for 19 years....

Police Officer William J. Luce, 45, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Special Operations Unit. During firearms testing, Officer Luce was exposed to radiation when a scope dismantled from a gun.  The radiation caused severe burns to his body and...

On January 3, 1989, Firefighter Douglas Maicach of the South Holland Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the headquarters of a trucking company. Maicach had just arrived at the fire when a sixty-pound propane tank on a burning...

Officer Irma Ruiz was shot and killed confronting an armed offender in a school. A heavily armed gunman went on a shooting rampage, killing three people and wounding another. The assailant then entered an elementary school filled with children. Already in the school, Officer Irma Ruiz...

Officer John W. Mathews was attacked and killed by five assailants. Officer Mathews was returning home and was attacked and killed by five assailants while investigating a drinking and drag racing party. He was off duty when he noticed several squad cars down the street. He...