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Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis | Bradley Police Department, Illinois Bradley Police Department, Illinois


Wilford Ray Lewis

Bradley Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, November 20, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 532

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Sergeant Wilford Lewis was struck by a vehicle at 12:55 am while investigating an accident with injuries on Interstate 57 northbound at exit 315. While he was at the scene a 21-year-old driver, who was distracted by all of the emergency equipment, struck Sergeant Lewis as he stood on the side of the road.

Sergeant Lewis was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 am.

Sergeant Lewis had served with the Bradley Police Department for 22 years and had turned 50 years of age the day before the accident.

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My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. I wish you could have enjoyed some retirement time as you surely deserved it after a long a dedicated career. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
November 20, 2012


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