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1970-1979

Officer Jose Torres

Chicago Police Department
08/02/1979

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

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Officer William P. Bosak

Chicago Police Department
03/03/1979

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 opposit

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Officer Roger W. Van Schaik

Chicago Police Department
03/03/1979

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 t

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Officer James Days

Chicago Police Department
11/10/1978

Officer James Days died after suffering a heart attack during a foot pursuit. Officer Days and his partner were on patrol when they saw an auto driving erratically in the 1300 block of East 50th St

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Firefighter Robert C. Sorby

Chicago Fire Department
10/20/1978

On October 20, 1978, Firefighter Robert Sorby of the Chicago Fire Department was fatally injured when he fell out of a moving fire apparatus. Sorby fell while riding in the jump seat on a pumper truck

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