Illinois State Trooper Stuck Outside Patrol Car And Killed During Traffic Stop on I-294

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Illinois State Police issued a press release earlier today from the desk of (ISP) Director Leo P. Schmitz who announced the line of duty death of ISP District 15 (Downers Grove) Trooper Christopher Lambert.

On the afternoon of January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Trooper Christopher Lambert #6527, was on scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash, in the left lane on I-294 near Willow Road. While handling that crash another vehicle in traffic failed to stop and struck Trooper Lambert while he was outside of his patrol car. Trooper Lambert sustained serious injuries as a result the crash and was given CPR by an off duty nurse, before being transported to Glenbrook Hospital. At approximately 7:24 p.m., Trooper Lambert succumbed to his injuries.

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“Trooper Lambert was a great trooper and was respected by those within and from outside the ISP, this is a tremendous loss which could have been prevented and should have never happened,” said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “Trooper Lambert deliberately placed his vehicle in a position to protect the lives of the victims of the previous crash, and took on the danger himself. He will be remembered for his dedication to the Illinois State Police and for giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the citizens of Illinois.”

Trooper Lambert was a five year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 15 in Downers Grove and was assigned to the Criminal Patrol Team. Trooper Lambert was also a prior member of the United States Army.

Additional information will be released once it becomes available. Trooper Lambert’s visitation and funeral arrangements are pending.

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Congratulations to the young men and woman who graduated from the Winn-Rock Youth Police Camp!CONGRATS, GRADS! We are so proud of the young men and women who participated in our Winn-Rock Youth Police Camp last week Rockford University! On Friday, we celebrated all their accomplishments at a special ceremony. We watched them develop throughout the week and are pleased with the progress they made not only as individuals, but as a team. A big thank you to everyone who helped us with the camp or spoke during Friday's ceremony, including Rockford Illinois Police Officers Association PB&PA Unit 6, Illinois State Police, Sheriff Winnebago County, City of Rockford Government, Winnebago County Fraternal Order of Police, Rockford University, Community Action of Winnebago & Boone Counties! #WinnRockYPC #RockfordPolice ... See MoreSee Less


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