Springfield, IL—(ENEWSPF)— According to the 2006 report on crime issued by the Illinois State Police, eight Illinois law enforcement officers lost their lives last year in the performance of duty while upholding the laws of the State of Illinois. A brief narrative on the circumstances surrounding their death is presented below.
January 4, 2006 - COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S POLICE DEPARTMENT Patrol Officer James Knapp, 50, was killed in a automobile accident while enroute to the sheriff’s station when his squad car rear-ended a semi-tractor during foggy weather and slippery . . .