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Sergeant Gregory Martin Sears | Hampshire Police Department, Illinois Hampshire Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant

Gregory Martin Sears

Hampshire Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, June 1, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 101

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/1/2000

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Acquitted

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Sergeant Gregory Sears was shot and killed while on routine patrol in an industrial area near U.S. 20 and Interstate 90.

A witness heard several shots and found his body approximately 20 feet from his cruiser. Sergeant Sears was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and still had his weapon in his holster. A suspect was arrested the next day after an investigation by local authorities, but was acquitted of the charges on March 26, 2002.

Sergeant Sears had served with the Hampshire Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and parents.

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13 1/2 years later. Your killer is still free. I thank the Lord for freeing John. But shame on the system for not persuing the right person. The answer might be found only if we could see what she stuffed in your coffin with you.
RIP my cousin

L Sears
cousin
December 24, 2013

 

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