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1990-1999

Officer Myles M. Smetana

Chicago Police Department
09/16/1999

On August 24, 1999, Police Officer Myles M. Smetana and his partner responded to a disturbance call involving a mental patient. After quelling the disturbance, Officer Smetana suddenly sustained a rus

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Chief Arthur A. Tullis

LaGrange Park Fire Department
05/04/1999

On May 4, 1999, Chief Arthur “Bucky” Tullis of the La Grange Park Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to an automatic fire alarm at the Bethlehem Woods Retirement Center. Tul

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Officer James H. Camp

Chicago Police Department
03/09/1999

Officer James Henry Camp was shot and killed after stopping a stolen vehicle. During the stop Officer Camp, who was in plainclothes, asked the driver to exit the vehicle. Once he was out of the vehicl

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Officer John C. Knight

Chicago Police Department
01/09/1999

Officer John C. Knight was shot and killed as he and his partner were investigating two suspicious individuals in a parked vehicle. Both officers noticed the vehicle with a popped trunk and two occupa

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Captain Thomas E. Prendergast

Chicago Fire Department
08/04/1998

On July 23, 1998, Captain Thomas E. Prendergast of the Chicago Fire Department was on duty working his regular assignment with Engine 78. It was an ordinary work day, and Engine 78 responded to only t

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