Trooper Christopher Lambert

Trooper Christopher Lambert

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Christopher Lambert

Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating the scene of a prior crash on I-294 near Willow Road in Northbrook.

He was en route home when he encountered the three-vehicle crash on the left shoulder and stopped to render aid. He was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle that failed to slow down or move over.

A nurse who was on the scene performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived. He was transported to Glenbrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The investigation revealed that the driver who struck him was attempting to pass the accident scene by using the left shoulder and had admitted to smoking THC oil the previous day. He was charged with reckless homicide.

Trooper Lambert was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for five years. He is survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 6527
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Charged with homicide

accident scene

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I had the pleasure of serving with Sergeant Lambert in the 21st MP Co. (ABN) during our Iraq deployment (OIF 08-09) and later as an MP working patrol on Fort Bragg. He was a great guy, and an awesome Paratrooper. To his family... Thank you, so much for sharing him with us, he kept his fellow Paratroopers safe in Basra, on the streets of Fort Bragg. I am so sorry for your loss.

AATW!

Ofc. Daryl Seagrave
Austin ISD Police Dept.

May 11, 2019

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