2 Chicago Police Officers Killed By Train

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Body camera video recovered after 2 Chicago police officers killed by train

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VIDEOS: 2 Chicago police officers fatally struck by South Shore Line train (1 of 5)

Body camera video recovered after 2 police officers killed by train

Investigators have recovered body camera video from one of the officers fatally struck by a South Shore LIne train Monday.

The Chicago Police Department is in mourning Tuesday after two officers were fatally struck by a train while chasing a suspect on the South Side Monday.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the officers responded to a call of shots fired in the Rosemoore neighborhood. Police said one of the body camera videos which they may never release shows the officers exit their patrol car, go up a hill to the Metra tracks at 103rd and Cottage Grove Avenue and talk about where the offender could have gone.

In the distance, the officers can see a train approaching heading north making noise. Police said it possibly masked the sound of another high-speed train South Shore Line train full of commuters that was only feet behind them and then the camera fades to black. Police said it happened fast and the officers died instantly.

VIDEO: Procession to Cook Co. Medical Examiner’s Office for fallen officers

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The procession for two CPD officers fatally struck by a South Shore Line train makes its way to the medical examiner’s office.

Police identified the officers who were killed as 31-year-old Conrad Gary and 36-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo. Gary is a married father of an infant who has only been on the force for 18 months and graduated from Oak Lawn Community High Schools. Marmolejo is a married father of three young children and has been on the force for two-and-a-half years.

“Shock. I mean here we are again. It highlights again just how dangerous this job can be. I often say the most dangerous thing a police officer can do is take a weapon off of an armed individual, and that’s what they were doing, with no regard for their own safety,” said Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson

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Early Tuesday morning, two ambulances carried the bodies of the officers from the scene. With full police honors, the 15-mile procession wound past the 5th Police District where they were stationed, then onto the medical examiner’s office where officers saluted as a sign of respect.
VIDEO: Bodies of fallen CPD officers arrive at Cook Co, Medical Examiner’s Office

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The bodies of two fallen Chicago police officers arrive at the medical examiner’s office.

“We’ve lost two young men, both fathers, young families,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This holiday will never be the same for those two families. While our hearts are with them we lost people who answered the call to try and make Chicago a better place.”

Johnson said 2018 has been an “immensely difficult” year for the Chicago Police Department in terms of officers killed in the line of duty, as well as an uptick in officer suicides. He noted it’s been a particularly difficult year for the 5th District.

“Pray for the families of these two heroic young men, pray for the 5th District who, even tonight, will stop at nothing to safeguard the community,” he said.

In a tweet, Governor Bruce Rauner said, “Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and the entire @Chicago_Police Department.”

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It’s been a particularly tragic year for Chicago’s 5th Police District. Officers at the district told ABC7 that counselors will be on site to help officers and staff grieve.

In addition to losing these two officers, the 5th District has lost at least two others to suicides.
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Officers in the 5th Chicago Police District are dealing with another tragedy after two of their officers were fatally struck by a train.

Commander Paul Bauer and Officer Samuel Jimenez were both members of the department that lost their lives in the line of duty.

Tuesday, two crosses were placed in front of the department offering both comfort and a grim reminder of the two officers that will no longer be walking through those doors. Police hanged memorial bunting at the entrance of Chicago Police Headquarters at 35th and Michigan.

Police said a suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the scene. Police believe he was possibly test firing a gun but he never fired shots at the officers.

Meanwhile, the South Shore Line experienced some delays to during the morning rush hours Tuesday,.

Passengers were held on the train for about two and a half hours Monday night before they were placed on buses.

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Chicago’s Mayor, States Attorney, And Police Chief Should Be Fired Now

 

I do not live anywhere near Chicago Illinois any more though I did live in the area from 1966-1977 and I have friends and family who do still live there. I am about 9 to 10 driving hours away these days and I no longer listen to any of the Chicago radio stations so I was unaware of this particular case of a police officer murdering this 17-year-old man who is being splashed on our TV screens lately. It was just a couple of days ago I first heard of this event when the Chicago States Attorney filed first degree murder charges against the 14 year city cop who put 16 rounds into this young man as he was walking away from the officer.

 

This black lives matters group that has been protesting in Chicago has asked a very valid question, why did it take 13 months to bring charges against this officer? Have you personally seen the video of this execution? I have the same questions about the people who ‘are the system’ there in Chicago. You know very well that these people I mentioned in the headline viewed this same video evidence that we have seen within the first couple of days after it happened. It is their job to ‘do the right thing’ and when people in those positions don’t do their job they should be fired, at the very least because they themselves have disgraced their positions as well as themselves. The actions of this murderer disgraced the law enforcement profession to its core yet it took 13 months to charge the shooter with anything, why?

 

The manager of a nearby Burger King swears that his stores video system caught this shooting on camera and that when the Chicago Police viewed it that they erased a section of it. If this is true and it can be proven then the officer in charge should be charged with being complicit to the murder and for impeding a murder investigation. It isn’t just ‘we the people’ who should care about policing agencies being honest, the profession should also care even more, but do they? To me it does appear that there was a major attempt to cover this crime up, to hide it from the public, maybe they were just hoping it would just go away with time, thank the Lord that it did not. Some folks that are new to this blog may think that I am anti cop, nothing could be further from the truth. What I am is a person who wants all policing departments around the world to always act honestly, to never ever be ‘the bad guys’. We the public hire these people to protect us and that is an impossible job if they themselves are nothing but ‘GANGS OF BLUE’ thugs themselves. In other words Officers you and everyone else in your department must not just quit trying to cover up police crimes you must have enough integrity to not tolerate these criminal actions in the first place.

 

I say that the States Attorney and the Police Chief should be fired at once because of it taking 13 months to charge the shooter even with all the video evidence that showed plainly that the officer committed cold-blooded murder yet they kept this evidence from the public. I do say that the Mayor Mr Emanuel should also be fired because it is (to me) quite obvious that the Mayor in his bid for re-election required a lot of black citizens to vote for him and if these videos had surfaced before the election he had no chance of being re-elected. So, was his actions also criminal besides just being unethical? I don’t know about that, I am not a lawyer nor a judge and I do not have a law degree, but maybe this issue should be investigated. If Law Enforcement Officers wish to have the full backing of the people then they must act in legal and respectful manners at all times with the people. The whole event is a horrible black eye toward the Chicago Police Department and it’s officers. We the people need to feel safe when dealing with the police because we have to depend on the Officers and the States Attorneys to have our backs. Officers are unfortunately very much necessary in human society or society itself can not exist. I say unfortunately because as we all know the world has a lot of horrible people running in our streets just like the young man who was shot down. Do not play like he was some innocent little kid. When you are old enough to be in the Marine Corps, you are not a child any longer plus the fact that about everything this young man was doing was illegal. If he had been acting in a legal manner he would not have been targeted. Did he deserve to be executed for those actions, of course not, put in jail yes, gunned down like a rabid dog, no!