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2000-2009

Officer Frank Russo

Schaumburg Police Department
11/01/2008

Officer Frank Russo suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect following a brief foot pursuit. Officer Russo and another officer, while working an off-duty assignment, were attempt

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Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Chicago Police Department
09/28/2008

Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr. was shot and killed as he and several other officers served a search warrant at a home near 79th and Clyde streets. While the officers were on the scene, the target of th

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Officer Richard Francis

Chicago Police Department
07/02/2008

Officer Richard Francis was shot and killed with his service weapon when he struggled with a woman who grabbed his gun and shot him once. The officer was on routine patrol when he responded to a di

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Firefighter William F. Grant

Chicago Fire Department
03/23/2007

Firefighter William Grant, 44, a 20 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, died Friday March 23, 2007. William was riding in the rear cab of Ladder 51, responding with lights and siren to a fire

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K-9 Officer Thomas T. Wood

Maywood Police Department
10/23/2006

Officer Thomas Wood was shot several times as he sat in his department vehicle on the intersection of Erie Street and 6th Avenue at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Wood's canine partner was not wounde

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