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Hero Down: Chicago Police Officer Ella French Murdered During Traffic Stop

Correction: Despite media reports saying that Officer French had a child, her family says she had no children.

Chicago, IL – A Chicago police officer was murdered and a second officer is fighting for his life after they were shot during a traffic stop Saturday night.

The incident occurred at around 9:10 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue, according to WLS.

Three officers were on scene of a traffic stop when at least one of the vehicle occupants opened fire, shooting two of the officers, according to WMAQ.

The suspected shooter was wounded in the gunfight, and was taken into custody along with two other suspects.

Both officers were transported to the hospital where one was pronounced deceased and the second officer is in critical condition.

The slain officer was identified by Chicago FOP as 29-year-old Office Ella French.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chicago Police Officer Ella French, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Ella French, your life mattered.

Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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Written by Christopher Berg


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