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BREAKING: Sheriff’s Deputy Struck And Killed

Alpha, IL – A Knox County sheriff’s deputy was struck by a vehicle and killed early on Friday morning during a police pursuit of a fleeing vehicle.

The incident began just after 8 a.m. on April 29 when Galesburg Police Department officers were chasing a green Ford northbound on North Henderson Street, The Galesburg Register-Mail reported.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect vehicle race through the intersection of Henderson and Fremont Street with several Galesburg police vehicles in pursuit.

The pursuit continued onto U.S. 150 and ended when the suspect crashed just south of the FS distribution center near Alpha, The Galesburg Register-Mail reported.

Galesburg Police Chief Russ Idle said a Knox County sheriff’s deputy was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.

Chief Idle confirmed the deputy was killed during the incident.

Officials have not yet released the name of the fallen hero, The Galesburg Register-Mail reported.

Chief Idle did not release any details of what led up to the deputy’s death.

U.S. 150 is blocked off and Galesburg police, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Illinois State Police were on the scene, The Galesburg Register-Mail reported.

Police have not yet released any information about the suspect in the green Ford.

Officials also have not yet said whether the suspect was injured in the crash.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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