A very sad post. Any story of death is sad but when it involves the death of someone who tries his (/her) best to protect and help communities, perhaps it is felt a bit closer to the heart. These everyday heroes deserve the same respect and honor as our own family. They will and do anything for us. I pray for their safety, the health of those they serve, and I curse the #$%&ing idiots who don’t slow, pull to the side and stop for emergency vehicles. Another sad loss of one of our emergency and safety heroes. My condolences hugs and prayers go out to this man and his family.
Originally posted on WGN-TV:
Funeral services have been set for the Illinois State Trooper killed in a car crash.
Visitation for James Sauter will be held Monday at the Hills Funeral Home at 10201 South Roberts Rd. in Palos Hills. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Morraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights.
With heavy hearts, friends and coworkers of Sauter visited his wife Elizabeth late Friday afternoon at their Vernon Hills home– offering whatever emotional comfort they could.
The head of the 100 Club of Chicago presented trooper Sauter’s wife with a $15,000 check on Friday. In a few weeks she will receive another $35,000 from the organization– a bit of help for the young widow, whose husband paid the ultimate price for the job he’s wanted since childhood.
The 28-year-old was killed late Thursday night on Interstate 294 near Willow Road when a…
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