4 state police troopers died in line of duty in 2019
Friday's attack on three retired and current Illinois state troopers in a Lisle cigar bar comes after a year in which four Illinois State Police officers died in the line of duty.
• Trooper Christopher Lambert of Highland Park was killed Jan. 12, 2019, while he was out of his squad providing aid at a crash on I-294. A car tried to drive around the accident scene.
• Trooper Brooke Jones-Story of Stockton, Illinois, was struck by a vehicle March 28, 2019, while out of her vehicle on a traffic stop near Freeport.
• Trooper Gerald Ellis of Antioch was killed March 30, 2019, by a wrong-way driver on I-94 near Green Oaks. He was off-duty, driving home in a squad car.
• Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins of Waterloo, Illinois, was shot to death Aug. 23, 2019, while serving a search warrant at a home in East St. Louis.
Lambert and Ellis were assigned to ISP District 15, which is based out of Downers Grove.