CHICAGO — Chicago Police Officer shot dead Wednesday While answering domestic-related calls, according to Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown.
The officer, who has not yet been identified, was a five-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
News of the officer’s death prompted city and state elected officials to express their condolences.
We are deeply saddened to hear that one of our brave officers died in action tonight. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues his CPD colleagues and his partners who worked with him during this difficult time.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
The brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department have made another tragic victim in the ultimate sacrifice of protecting our community.My heart goes out to the officers who mourn during this difficult time. loved ones and all families with CPD.
This is a tragic reminder of what our police officers do every day, risking our lives.This violence must end. ”
Chicago Mayor Finalist Paul Ballas
Today is a sad and sad day for our city. My heart goes out to the family, friends and colleagues of the Chicago Police Department who lost their lives while on duty at Gage Park this afternoon. I pray for healing for all those close to me as we await the details of this tragedy. ”
Brandon Johnson, finalist for mayor of Chicago
Earlier today we lost one of ours. A police officer on duty responding to a person with gunshots was shot dead. Prayers for this officer’s family, his loved ones, partners, and everyone in the Chicago Police Department who are grieving this tremendous loss. ”
Chicago Police Department
Our hearts mourn the loss of the Chicago police officer who made the ultimate sacrifice tonight. Our hearts go out to the officers’ families, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. I will never forget his service. ”
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker
The last Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty was Ella French, who was shot and Died during traffic stop On the southwest side of the city on August 7th. Her partner, Second Mate Carlos Yanez Jr., was seriously injured and continues to recover.
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