Images: Funeral for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert

 
 
Updated 1/18/2019 3:15 PM

Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who believed in helping others and as a family man. The funeral was held at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Lambert was struck and killed by a vehicle on a snowy late afternoon Jan. 12 after he stopped to assist people involved in a three-car crash on I-294 near Willow Road.

Pallbearers carry the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during his funeral at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  Pallbearers carry the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during his funeral at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz hands the folded U.S. Flag to Halley Lambert during the funeral for her husband, Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz hands the folded U.S. Flag to Halley Lambert during the funeral for her husband, Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was killed in the line of duty Jan. 12, leaves Willow Creek Community Church Friday along Barrington Road.
  The procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was killed in the line of duty Jan. 12, leaves Willow Creek Community Church Friday along Barrington Road.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Illinois State Police Capt. Michael Kraft, walks in front of the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during funeral services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois State Police Capt. Michael Kraft, walks in front of the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during funeral services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Mourners embrace in front of the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during funeral services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Mourners embrace in front of the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during funeral services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during the funeral service for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during the funeral service for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Libertyville Police Officer Brandon Bernabei gives a remembrance speech  during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Libertyville Police Officer Brandon Bernabei gives a remembrance speech during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois State Police officers stand for the National Anthem prior during the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois State Police officers stand for the National Anthem prior during the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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The uniform of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert is displayed during a funeral service at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
The uniform of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert is displayed during a funeral service at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois State Police officers wait before the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois State Police officers wait before the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz speaks during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz speaks during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks speaks during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks speaks during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Libertyville Police Officer Brandon Bernabei gives a remembrance speech  during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Libertyville Police Officer Brandon Bernabei gives a remembrance speech during funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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Illinois State Police officers wait before the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
Illinois State Police officers wait before the funeral service for trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Lambert was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, near Northbrook, Ill.
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The U.S. Flag which covered the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert is handed to Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz, left, during the funeral for the trooper at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  The U.S. Flag which covered the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert is handed to Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz, left, during the funeral for the trooper at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Pallbearers carry the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during his funeral at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  Pallbearers carry the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert during his funeral at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Representatives of state police departments from multiple states, as well as the Chicago Police Department, attend the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  Representatives of state police departments from multiple states, as well as the Chicago Police Department, attend the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Bagpipe players from the Emerald Society and the Illinois State Police exit the church during the funeral for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
  Bagpipe players from the Emerald Society and the Illinois State Police exit the church during the funeral for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert leaves Willow Creek Church Friday along Barrington Road.
  The procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert leaves Willow Creek Church Friday along Barrington Road.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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