Field Training Officer Titus T Moore  | Star #16838

Field Training Officer Titus T Moore | Star #16838

Field Training Officer Titus T Moore | Star #16838

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Field Training Officer Titus T. Moore, Star #16838, aged 46 years, was a 14 year, 9 month, 8 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District – Calumet.

On November 9, 2020, at 10:32 p.m., Officer Moore was placed on the “Medical Roll“ for flu-like symptoms after he began experiencing minor symptoms of COVID-19. He would soon test positive for COVID-19 and continue quarantine at his residence. On November 24, 2020, his cousin, Angelica Green called 911 to report that she had not heard from her cousin for two days. Beat 633 responded to his residence, located on the 9400 block of South Wabash Avenue, and observed Officer Moore through a window laying on the floor unresponsive. CFD was summoned and Battalion Chief #459, Engine #42 and Ambulance #37 responded, making a forced entry. Officer Moore was pronounced dead on scene at 11:46 a.m. by Dr. Tataris from The University of Chicago Hospital. On December 3, 2020, Superintendent David O’Neal Brown announced that Officer Moore’s death would be classified as in the line of duty. On December 8, 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled the death of Officer Moore to be from COVID-19. Officer Moore was the fourth Chicago Police Officer to die in the line of duty from COVID-19.

Field Training Officer Titus T. Moore, born September 5, 1974, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on February 21, 2006 and he attended the Jackson Street Police Academy. On February 16, 2014, he was promoted to Field Training Officer on February 3, 2017. He earned 1 Superintendent’s Award of Valor, 1 Lifesaving Award, 1 Police Officer of the Month Award, 3 Department Commendations, 1 Field Training Officer Service Award, 1 Honorable Mention Ribbon Award, 1 Unit Meritorious Performance Award, 4 Attendance Recognition Awards, The 2019 Crime Reduction Award, The 2009 Crime Reduction Award, the NATO Summit Service Award, 1 Presidential Election Deployment Award, 50 Honorable Mentions and 5 Complimentary Letters during his career.

Officer Moore was waked at Leak & Sons Funeral Home located at 7338 South Cottage Grove Ave. His funeral mass was also held at Leak & Sons Funeral Home. He was laid to rest on December 8, 2020 in Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois.

Officer Moore was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his father, Theopsy (CPD) and two sisters: Thea.

Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #JD440464.

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Police Officer Ronald  Newman  | Star #6622

Police Officer Ronald Newman | Star #6622

Police Officer Ronald Newman | Star #6622

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Police Officer Ronald Newman, Star #6622, aged 59 years, was a 19 year, 3 month, 30 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th District – South Chicago.

On March 23, 2020 at 5:50 a.m., Officer Newman was placed on the “Medical Roll“ after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. On March 25, 2020, at 4:16 p.m., Officer Newman began experiencing breathing problems and went to the ER at the Little Company of Mary Hospital, located at 2800 West 95th Street, Evergreen Park, IL. He was admitted to the ICU and would later succumb to the illness. He was pronounced dead at 1:47 a.m. on April 17, 2020. On April 19, 2020, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Interim Superintendent Charles Beck announced that Officer Newman’s death would be classified as in the line of duty. Officer Newman was the third Chicago Police Officer to die in the line of duty from COVID-19.

Police Officer Ronald Newman, born January 28, 1961, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on December 18, 2000 and was in Recruit Class 00-7 at the Jackson Street Police Academy. He earned 12 Department Commendations, 1 Honorable Mention Ribbon Award, 1 Unit Meritorious Award, 1 Joint Operations Awards, 4 Attendance Recognition Awards, The 2019 Crime Reduction Award, The 2009 Crime Reduction Award, The 2004 Crime Reduction Award, the NATO Summit Service Award, 118 Honorable Mentions and 6 Complimentary Letters during his career.

Officer Newman was waked at Leak & Sons Funeral Home located at 18400 South Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois. He was laid to rest on April 23, 2020 in Lincoln Cemetery, 12300 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Officer Newman was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Chiquita L. (Civilian CPD), age 51, son and stepdaughter.

Incident Recorded under RD #JD211066.

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Sergeant Clifford W. Martin Sr. | Star #1456

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin Sr. | Star #1456

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin Sr. | Star #1456

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Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr., Star #1456, aged 56 years, was a 25 year, 3 month, 7 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Office of Operations, Bureau of Detectives, Unit 610 – Bureau of Detectives – Area Central.

On March 20, 2020, Sergeant Martin began experiencing minor symtoms of COVID-19 and went to the ER at the University of Chicago Hospital to be tested. On March 22, 2020 at 10:43 a.m., Sergeant Martin was placed on the “Medical Roll“ after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. On March 29, 2020, he was hospitalized at the University of Chicago Hospital, located at 5700 South Maryland Avenue, where he was admitted to the ICU and would later succumb to the illness. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Avery Tung at 12:27 p.m. on April 10, 2020. On April 14, 2020, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Interim Superintendent Charles Beck announced that Officer DiFranco’s death would be classified as in the line of duty. Sergeant Martin was the second Chicago Police Officer to die in the line of duty from COVID-19.

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr., born June 4, 1963, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on January 3, 1995 and he attended the Jackson Street Police Academy. On February 16, 2014, he was promoted to Sergeant. He earned 1 Police Officer of the Month Award, 9 Department Commendations, 2 Joint Operations Awards, 5 Attendance Recognition Awards, The 2019 Crime Reduction Award, The 2009 Crime Reduction Award, The 2004 Crime Reduction Award, the NATO Summit Service Award, 1 Democratic Convention Service Award, 7 Honorable Mentions, 1 Physical Fitness Award and 8 Complimentary Letters during his career.

Sergeant Martin was waked at Calahan Funeral Home located at 7030 South Halsted Street. He was laid to rest on April 21, 2020 in Lincoln Cemetery, 12300 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Sergeant Martin was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Robin R. and children: Clifford W., Jr. (CPD), age 23, Kaysee Hayes, age 30 and Shannon (CPD), age 30.

Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #JD206287.

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Police Officer Marco  DiFranco  | Star #19312

Police Officer Marco DiFranco | Star #19312

Police Officer Marco DiFranco | Star #19312

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Police Officer Marco DiFranco, Star #19312, aged 50 years, was a 21 year, 10 month, 6 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Office of Operations, Bureau of Detectives, Criminal Networks Group, Unit 189 – Narcotics Division.

On March 26, 2020 at 10:06 p.m., Officer DiFranco was placed on the “Medical Roll“ after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. On March 29, 2020 at 10:22 p.m., he was hospitalized at Lutheran General Hospital, located at 1775 Dempster Street, Park Ridge, IL, where he was admitted to the ICU and intubated and would later succumb to the illness. He was pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m. on April 2, 2020. On April 3, 2020, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Interim Superintendent Charles Beck announced that Officer DiFranco’s death would be classified as in the line of duty. Officer DiFranco was the first Chicago Police Officer to die in the line of duty from COVID-19.

Officer DiFranco was waked at Cumberland Chapels located at 8300 West Lawrence Avenue, Norridge, IL, no funeral mass was observed. He was laid to rest on April 9, 2020 in All Saints Catholic Cemetery, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois.

Police Officer Marco DiFranco, born April 30, 1969, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on May 26, 1998 and he attended the Jackson Street Police Academy. He earned 1 Superintendents Award of Merit, 1 Special Commendation Award, 3 Police Officer of the Month Awards, 18 Department Commendations, 2 Unit Meritorious Awards, 4 Joint Operations Awards, 3 Attendance Recognition Awards, 11 Deployment Operations Center Awards, The 2019 Crime Reduction Award, The 2009 Crime Reduction Award, The 2004 Crime Reduction Award, the NATO Summit Service Award, 1 Presidential Election Deployment Award, 1 Superintendent’s Honorable Mention, 103 Honorable Mentions, 10 Complimentary Letters and 1 Other Award during his career. Prior to joining the Chicago Police Department, Officer DiFranco served in the U.S. Customs Service.

Officer DiFranco was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Maria, two children: Olivia and Pedro ages 7 and 10; mother, Santa and brother, Sal (Kimberly) (CPD). He was preceded in death by his father, Pietro and sister, Rosa.

Incident Recorded under RD #JD201849.

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Police Officer Eduardo “Lalo“  Marmolejo  | Star #10101

Police Officer Eduardo “Lalo“ Marmolejo | Star #10101

Police Officer Eduardo “Lalo“ Marmolejo | Star #10101

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Police Officer Eduardo “Lalo“ Marmolejo, Star #10101, aged 36 years, was a 2 year, 7 month, 22 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District – Calumet.

On December 17, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Officer Marmolejo and his partner, Police Officer Gary Conrad #12003, were working beat 505. They responded to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired at 101st Street and Dauphin Avenue. While investigating the shots fired alert the officers encountered Edward R. Brown, aged 24 years, whom had fired the shots detected by ShotSpotter holding a gun. Brown began to flee Southbound on Dauphin Avenue and the officers gave chase. The foot pursuit continued up a train embankment located at 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue where the offender crossed the tracks heading towards Cottage Grove Avenue.

Still in pursuit the officers began to cross the tracks. While standing on the Southbound tracks, the officers observed a northbound train approaching and waited for it to pass before crossing the tracks. Preoccupied with the foot pursuit, the officers were unaware of an approaching Southbound Metra train, No. 119, which had left the Millennium Station at 5:58 pm. Unaware that the Southbound train was bearing down on them the officers most likely contributed the sound from it to the passing northbound train. Shortly after the northbound train passed they were struck from behind by the Southbound train. It is estimated that the train was traveling at 60-65 miles per hour at the time of the incident. Both officers died on the scene and were both transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, located at 2121 West Harrison Street, by CFD Ambulance #’s 5 and 60.

Brown was apprehended a short while later by other responding officers and placed into custody. Brown’s gun was also recovered near the scene where the officers were struck. On December 19, 2018, Brown was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm – Endangerment.

Officer Marmolejo was waked at Blake Lamb Funeral Home located at 4727 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois. His funeral mass was held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel located at 7740 South Western Avenue. He was laid to rest on December 22, 2018 in Bethania Cemetery, 7701 South Archer Avenue, Justice, Illinois.

Police Officer Eduardo “Lalo“ Marmolejo, born October 29, 1982, received his Probationary Appointment to the Department on April 25, 2016 and he attended the Jackson Street Police Academy. He earned 1 Special Honorable Mention (posthumously), 1 Department Commendation, 4 Honorable Mentions and 1 Emblem of Recognition for Physical Fitness during his career.

Officer Marmolejo was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Maria (nee Perez); daughters: Madalyn, Rebeca and Sofia; parents: Manuel and Rebeca (nee Richarte); siblings: Angelica, Lorena, Luis and Rogelio.

Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #JB557558.

On August 13, 2019, Officer Marmolejo’s star was retired by Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson and enshrined in the Superintendent’s Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.

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