Author: 100 Club of Chicago

On June 3, 1986, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Teddy Jezuit suffered a heart attack immediately after a fire at a Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation landfill near O’Hare International Airport. Efforts to revive him were started on-scene, and he was transported to Resurrection Hospital...

Officer Richard Clark responded to a call of a "man with a gun." An armed offender had taken his landlord hostage following a dispute. Officer Clark was shot and killed by the suspect as he arrived on the scene. The suspect was sentenced to death but...

On January 26, 1986, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Edmond Coglianese of Engine 98 died in the line of duty during a fire in the Mark Twain Hotel at 111 W. Division Street. After helping to carry two elderly residents down a ladder from the hotel’s...

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...

Patrol Officer Kenneth Dawson was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call on Cleo Court. The suspect was convicted of murder, attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery, and sentenced to death. On January 11, 2003, the outgoing governor granted clemency to all 167...

Investigator Michael Ridges was shot and killed after stopping three suspects who fitted the description of men committing vandalism to a local home. As Investigator Ridges was reviewing a series of vandalism incidents that occurred around a Prospect Heights home he noticed a car with three...

On July 15, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Sidwell died in the line of duty during a 2-11 fire on N. Keystone. A member of Engine 76, Sidwell suffered a heart attack while pulling hose lines on the fireground....

Detective Wayne G. King was shot and fatally wounded during an arrest. Detective King was conducting an investigation of offenders impersonating police officers and city inspectors. He noticed a suspicious man who began to run when he saw the detective approach him. As Detective King...

On May 26, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Magnus was severely injured when he fell off the roof of a two story apartment building during a fire. Magnus, an eight year veteran with Hook and Ladder 35, fell when he was blinded by smoke...

Officer Leland Pye suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a prisoner. Officer Pye had just arrested the man for battery and had transported him to the police station when the man began to fight. During the struggle, Officer Pye collapsed. He was transported...