southtownstar
INCONSISTENT 
Weather Updates

Chase ends in South Side crash, off-duty Chicago cop killed

An off-duty Chicago police officer was killed early Friday after police chase thstarted Calumet Park police said. / NVP News.

An off-duty Chicago police officer was killed early Friday after a police chase that started in Calumet Park, police said. / NVP News.

storyidforme: 63494289
tmspicid: 22814751
fileheaderid: 11044848
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: March 14, 2014 9:41AM



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 a member of a saturation unit dispatched to high-crime areas on the South Side, sources 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.

The officer’s name was not released early Friday.

C.W. Harris, 42, has lived on the same block as the deceased officer for about seven years and remembered his devotion to his wife and two young sons.

“The biggest thing about him, he was a great neighbor and a family man. He did his job and watched out for his children and his wife,” Harris said. “I remember him being my friend.”



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.