CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) –
A 10 year veteran with the Chicago Police Department was killed after a police chase that started in a south suburb ended in a crash just off the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side early Friday, police said.
The officer, 42, was just finishing his shift and was on his way home, authorities said. He was still in uniform when emergency crews found him.
The chase started about 1 a.m., when police in south suburban Calumet Park began pursuing a stolen vehicle carrying narcotics, a source said. The chase later ended with a crash in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue, just off the Dan Ryan. Two Calumet Park police vehicles were also on scene.
Meanwhile, the officer leaves behind a wife and two children, authorities said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the officer’s death Friday morning. His name has yet to be released.