4 state police troopers died in line of duty in 2019

  • 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 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 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 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 killed in the crash that occurred on Route 20 near Route 75 on March 28, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the crash.

    Trooper Brooke Jones-Story of Stockton, Illinois, was killed in the crash that occurred on Route 20 near Route 75 on March 28, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the crash.

  • 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.

    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.

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/25/2020 4:45 PM

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.

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