On January 3, 2012, Officers Kimberly Oppedisano and Stephen Gregory conducted a traffic stop while working beat 2563B in the 025th District. During this traffic stop, the front seat passenger was observed to be in possession of a handgun. This individual, Edguardo Colon, was very concerned about the unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) felon charges and stated he would cooperate in order to receive a lesser sentence. Sgt. Mateo Mojica and the arresting officers then brought Colon to the Area 5 detective division. After endless hours of interviewing, Colon told of his involvement in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis. Colon also named the other offenders involved in the crime.
While countless individuals worked around the clock to bring the murderers of Officer Lewis to justice, it was the traffic stop and the superb police work conducted by these two hard-working officers that ultimately broke this case wide open.
P.O. Kimberly Oppedisano
Officer Oppedisano was born an raised on the northwest side of Chicago. She graduated from Resurrection High School and joined the Chicago Police Department in 2004. She was recently detailed to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit after spending her entire police career in the 025th District.
P.O. Stephen Gregory
Officer Gregory was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduated from Lebanon High School and joined the Chicago Police Department in 2000. P.O. Gregory has also been detailed to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit after spending his entire police career in the 025th District.