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Officer Jason Gallero

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 17/09/16

Jason Gallero died in the line of duty on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after collapsing while participating in a colors run at the Cook County Sheriff's Police Training Academy, where he served as a highly respected instructor to recruits of the Cook County Sheriff's office and other law enforcemen

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Firefighter Kenneth K. Harris

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 09/05/16

Oak Park Firefighter Kenneth K. Harris died, at the age of 56, Monday January 11th just hours after finishing his 24-hour shift and working another six hours of fire prevention work. Firefighter Harris was a 28-year veteran of the Oak Park Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, five childre

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Firefighter Daniel Capuano

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 14/12/15

Dan Capuano, 42, was battling a warehouse fire on 92nd and Baltimore when he fell through an elevator shaft. Firefighter Capuano had served with the Chicago Fire Department for 15 years and the Evergreen Park Fire Department before then. He is survived by his wife and children. Our thoughts and p

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Firefighter Mark Zielinski

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 14/12/15

The Board of Directors and membership of the 100 Club of Chicago extend their condolences to the family of: Firefighter Mark Zielinski Matteson Fire Department Mark Zielinski, 49, was “rendering emergency medical aid” to a shopper who needed CPR at the Walmart at 21410 S. Cicero Ave. in M

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Officer James E. Doyle

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

James E. Doyle, 34, was a Chicago police officer for less than one year when he was killed in the line of duty. Officer Doyle was assigned to the 006th District Gresham Station. On February 5, 1982, the rookie officer and his partner, Robert M. Mantia, were in their marked police car when a citizen

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Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

Chicago Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, 51, was assigned to the 002nd District – Area 1 Youth Division. On January 7, 1982, Officer Clay questioned and searched a juvenile offender who was accused of stealing from Hyde Park Academy. After a .22 caliber pistol was discovered in his backpack, the juv

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Officer Alejandro Valadez

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, 27, was a 3-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 007 District. Shortly after midnight, on June 1, 2009, Officer Valadez and his partner, Officer Thomas Vargas, responded to a shots fired call.  When the officers arrived at the

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Firefighter Patrick Cramer

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

On November 14, 2004, Firefighter Patrick Cramer was on duty for the Chicago Fire Department, working overtime at Truck Company 16. He reported for duty at 10AM. During the next ten hours, Truck 16 responded to four alarms. These alarms consisted of one still alarm, one automatic alarm, and two spec

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Lieutenant Franklin Mercer

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

One of the worst tragedies in Waukegan’s history was a fire that occurred on Christmas morning in 1984 at the Karcher Hotel on Washington Street and claimed the lives of nine people. For the second time in their  history, the Waukegan Fire Department mourned the loss of a brother firefighter who

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Officer Robert C. Reimann Jr.

Posted by Caitlyn Brennan on 06/10/14

Officer Robert Reimann was struck and killed by a semitrailer as he and another officer questioned a home invasion suspect on the side of a roadway. Officer Reimann had served with the Highland Park Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, father and sister.

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