Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Chester Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 2016

James Irwin Brockmeyer

Police Officer James Brockmeyer was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle on Palestine Road at approximately 10:00 pm.

His patrol car left the roadway and overturned just south of Union School Road in Randolph County. He became trapped in the wreckage as a result of the crash.

The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee. Its driver was later arrested in St. Louis, Missouri, and charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer.

Officer Brockmeyer had served with the Chester Police Department for only 10 months. He is survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge CH09

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

vehicle pursuit

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