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Police Officer Eric Eugene DeWit | Matteson Police Department, Illinois Matteson Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Eric Eugene DeWit

Matteson Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 4 months

Badge # 212

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Eric DeWit was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner were on patrol at 3:25 am.

A vehicle had turned in front of their patrol car at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Kostner Avenue, in Richton Park, causing Officer DeWit to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Their patrol car struck a fire hydrant, causing fatal injuries to Officer DeWit and minor injuries to his partner.

Officer DeWit had served with the Matteson Police Department for only four months. He was survived by his wife and 1-month-old daughter.

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Thank you, Sgt. Galvan. I am so happy my son will always be remembered.

Dariel DeWit, mother of Officer DeWit
May 15, 2017


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