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Illinois Officer Dies After Cruiser Crash

March 18, 2014  | 

Officer Jim Morrissy (Photo: Oak Forest Police Department)
Officer Jim Morrissy (Photo: Oak Forest Police Department)

An Oak Forest, Ill., police officer died after his squad car was struck at an intersection while he was on his way to a call, authorities said.

Officer James Morrissy, 62, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 8:02 p.m. Monday, nearly six hours after the crash at 160th Street and Cicero Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

"Officer Morrissy was responding to assist another officer on a domestic situation and was attempting to turn left off of 160th Street onto Cicero Avenue when another vehicle traveling south on Cicero Avenue struck the squad car in the driver's side," according to a statement from the Oak Forest police department.

Morrissy was pinned in the car and had to be extricated. The driver of the other vehicle had minor injuries, the Chicago Tribune reports.


Comments (2)

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Heidi @ 3/18/2014 1:02 PM

Thank you for your service. May the Lord be of comfort to his family.

Eric @ 3/19/2014 7:00 AM

Rest in peace brother.

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