Fallen Heroes

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...

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael Forchione, and Firefighter Michael Talley, all of Hook and Ladder 58, were trying to ventilate the roof...

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael Forchione, and Firefighter Michael Talley, all of Hook and Ladder 58, were trying to ventilate the roof...

On February 1, 1985, three Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty at an arson fire on N. Milwaukee Ave. Captain Daniel Nockels, Firefighter Michael Forchione, and Firefighter Michael Talley, all of Hook and Ladder 58, were trying to ventilate the roof...

On October 30, 1984, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Phillip Kenneally of Hook and Ladder Company 38 died in the line of duty during a fire in a three-story apartment building. Kenneally and other firefighters were on the roof of the building to cut ventilation holes,...

Sergeant John Collins was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle he was pursuing forced his patrol car into the rear of a parked truck. Sergeant Collins had served with the agency for 27 years. He was survived by his wife and...

Police Officer Dorelle Brandon was shot and killed while working in an undercover narcotics capacity. A situation presented itself in which Officer Brandon identified herself as a police officer and attempted to make an arrest. When assisting units arrived, the officers were not able to reach...

Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. was shot and killed serving a search warrant. Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. Officer Eckles and his partner announced their office and that they had a warrant. There was no response and the officers...

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...