Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Officer Thomas Tinerella was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic.
Officer Tinerella was stopping traffic on Irving Park Boulevard to let traffic exit a school parking lot after an event. The suspect was arrested after stopping the vehicle a short distance away.
Officer Tinerella had served with the Steamwood Police Department for seven years.