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Trooper James Michael Sauter | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


James Michael Sauter

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years, 9 months

Badge # 6095

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 3/28/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper James Sauter was killed when a semi-trailer truck struck his cruiser on I-294, south of Willow Road, shortly after 11:00 p.m.

The trooper was stopped in the left shoulder of the south-bound lanes when the semi rear-ended his cruiser, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Sauter was a 5-year veteran of the Illinois State Police and is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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Jim, I used to love looking out on the lake seeing you and whatever friend you brought fishing. My boys liked talking with you, my older saying mom I think we are going to be good friends! Little did we know that there wouldn't be time for you to do that with him. I now have your brother fishing my lake, had you parents and wife over for dinner... But I would do anything for YOU to be with them...us. I hope you know how much you are missed...and what a positive influence you've been to so many! Did you see me and matt get soaked out on the lake that day? We both were laughing and blaming you, ya know. Miss you my friend... Miss you so much!!!

Radio jill

TC jill
March 29, 2014


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