Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/1/2014 4:54 PM

Vernon Hills trooper killed in crash honored at awards ceremony

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Trooper James Sauter

      Trooper James Sauter

 
Daily Herald report

More than a year after he was killed when a semi truck slammed into his squad car on I-294, an Illinois State Police trooper from Vernon Hills received one of the force's highest honors.

James Sauter was named this year's recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, given to state police personnel who are killed or seriously injured, during a ceremony Friday in downstate Chatham.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Sauter, 28, was killed March 28, 2013, when a United Van Lines semi truck crashed into the back of his squad car, parked on the shoulder of the tollway near Northbrook.

In all, 92 police and civilians were recognized during the awards ceremony.

"The courage and determination of our sworn and civilian employees in keeping Illinois citizens safe is commendable," Director Hiram Grau said in a news release. "Their unselfish acts and commitment to serve their agency and community underscores their desire to help others."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.