Author: 100 Club of Chicago

Officer Robert Marousek suffered a fatal heart attack while in the performance of his duties. Officer Marousek was in the process of transporting a corpse to the squadrol when he was stricken. He was transported to a local hospital and passed away shorty after arrival. Officer...

Police Officer Richard F. Gipson was fatally stricken while struggling with a suspect at O'Hare Airport. Gipson, an outdoor patrol officer at O'Hare, was to have gone on furlough and then into retirement the next day. Two suspects attempted to purchase tickets from American Airlines with...

Officer James Jobe succumbed to injuries suffered two weeks earlier when his squad car was struck by a train. Officer Jobe was answering an emergency call when his squad car was struck by a freight train at the outer belt railroad crossing at Algonquin Road, causing...

On October 7, 1980, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Darryl Williams of Engine 68 collapsed during a house fire. Firefighters were unable to revive Williams at the scene, so he was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead from a heart attack....

Patrolman David Doering was shot and killed while on duty. The suspect was later shot and killed during a shootout with other officers. Patrolman Doering had served with the North Chicago Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife....

Officer Jose M. Torres was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated, hit-and-run driver. Officer Torres was investigating an auto accident at an intersection when he was struck by an intoxicated, hit-and-run driver. The offfender was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Officer Torres was critically...

Patrolman William P. Bosak and Patrolman Roger Van Schaik were shot killed in an ambush attack. Officers Bosak and Van Schaik were returning to their squad car when a motorist traveling in the opposite direction stopped along side them. Without warning, the assailant began firing...

Patrolman Roger W. Van Schaik and his partner Officer William Bosak were shot killed in an ambush attack. Officers Van Schaik and Bosak were returning to their squad car when a motorist traveling in the opposite direction stopped along side them. Without warning, the assailant...