Police officer dies after having heart attack while riding motorcycle
August 19, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago police officers were mourning one of their own Monday after an off-duty police sergeant died suddenly.
The 44-year-old police sergeant had a heart attack while he was riding his motorcycle near the intersection of LaGrange and Archer near southwest suburban Willow Springs Sunday evening. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the sergeant crashed while merging into traffic.
He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just before 8 p.m.
A procession of police and civilian vehicles arrived at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers saluted while an ambulance carrying the late sergeant's body came to a temporary stop outside the building's parking lot on West Harrison Street.
The officer's name was not being released early Monday, but ABC7 Chicago is told he was a 21-year veteran of the police force.
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