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Investigator II Cuauhtemoc Estrada | Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois

Investigator II

Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, December 20, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 320

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/20/2013

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Apprehended

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Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada was shot and killed while intervening in a robbery, near the intersection of 30th Street and St. Charles Road in Bellwood, while off duty.

Investigator Estrada was attending a Christmas party at the VFW hall when he stepped outside and observed an armed robbery taking place in the parking. He identified himself and was reaching for his service weapon when he was shot once in the chest.

He was transported to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Two suspects in connection with Investigator Estrada's murder were apprehended two days later.

Investigator Estrada was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Office for 20 years.

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Cuauhtemoc was killed.

To Cuauhtemoc's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. My son was also your brother in green so I honor your service as a Marine and bid you semper fi.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Investigator Estrada gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 20, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 2, 2014


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