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04-25-06, 12:11 PM #1Signal_W Guest
Drunk Driver Kills On-Duty Illinois Officer
Belleville News Democrat
CAHOKIA - A Cahokia Police officer was killed after a drunk driver crossed into his lane early this morning, according to Illinois State Police.
Cahokia Police officer Jeremy Chambers, 26, was killed when a full-sized GMC pickup at 2:08 a.m. Monday crossed the center line of Illinois 3, about 500 feet south of Queeny Drive in Cahokia. Alcohol was involved on the part of the wrong way driver and charges are pending, according to Illinois State Police.
Chambers was pulled from his car and flown to St. Louis University Hospital, where he died from his injuries. He had been with the Cahokia Police for nearly three years.
Illinois State Police troopers, accident reconstruction officers and investigators are working on the case. Charges are pending against a 37-year-old St. Louis man. He was carrying a passenger, his 36-year-old cousin who also is from St. Louis.
The Officer Down Memorial Page Remembers . . .
Police Officer Jeremy Chambers
Cahokia Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, April 24, 2006
Tour of Duty: 2 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Monday, April 24, 2006
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Jeremy Chambers was killed in an automobile accident on Route 3, near Queeny Avenue, when his patrol car was struck head-on by a suspected drunk driver.
He was in the process of turning around when his patrol car was struck by the vehicle. The impact caused his vehicle to overturn and he was trapped inside.
Rescue crews were able to free Officer Chambers and he was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Chambers had served with the Cahokia Police Department for 2.5 years. Officer Chambers is survived by his father, a retired officer, and his brother, also a police officer.
Agency Contact Information
Cahokia Police Department
103 Main Street
Cahokia, IL 62206
Phone: (618) 337-9505
04-25-06, 01:01 PM #2
His brother works for my department. Very sad time around here.The opinions given in my posts DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "Beans" on LEF.
04-25-06, 03:15 PM #3Signal_W GuestOriginally Posted by beans43
04-26-06, 06:12 PM #4
My condolences.Job description as told by an Old Timer: "...drive fast cars, look at pretty women, and drink coffee".
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