Fallen Heroes

On August 9, 1983, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Sidney Brown of Engine Company 75 died in the line of duty after responding to a house fire where three children were mistakenly reported to be trapped. Brown typically worked at the fire hydrant during fires, and...

Officer Wayne Klacza was killed by an intoxicated driver. Officer Klacza observed a vehicle driving erratically. As he attempted to protect a pedestrian from the motorist, the car swerved and struck and killed him. The driver of the vehicle was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced...

Police Officer Larry J. Vincent was killed and a fellow officer wounded in a gun battle with two burglary suspects. Officer Vincent and his partner responded to a burglary in progress call at an apartment located at 5131 S. Calumet just after 7:00 p.m. Officer Vincent and...

Special Agent Robert Conners, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft crash while on approach to Cincinnati's Lunken Airport near Montgomery, Ohio. The agents were accompanying a bank fraud suspect and his lawyer to Cincinnati...

Special Agent Charles Ellington, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Robert Conners were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach to Cincinnati's Lunken Airport near Montgomery, Ohio. The agents were accompanying a bank fraud suspect and his lawyer to Cincinnati...

Special Agent Terry Hereford, Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Robert Conners, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach to Cincinnati's Lunken Airport near Montgomery, Ohio. The agents were accompanying a bank fraud suspect and his lawyer to Cincinnati...

Special Agent Michael Lynch, Special Agent Robert Conners, Special Agent Terry Hereford, and Special Agent Charles Ellington were killed in an aircraft accident while on approach to Cincinnati's Lunken Airport near Montgomery, Ohio. The agents were accompanying a bank fraud suspect and his lawyer to Cincinnati...

Sergeant Hampton T. McMikel, of the Kensington District, was shot and killed during an armed robbery attempt at 4135 S. Lake Shore Drive. Sergeant McMikel was off duty and stopped his car to use a pay phone at about 8:45 P.M. When he stepped out of...

Officer Martin Darcy, Jr. was shot and killed when responded to an "armed robbery in progress" call. The armed offender shot a store clerk and wounded another citizen. Following a search of the area, Officer Darcy confronted the gunman who immediately opened fire. Officer Darcy...