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Correctional Officer Jerome Combs | Kankakee County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Kankakee County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Correctional Officer

Jerome Combs

Kankakee County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, February 27, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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Correctional Officer Jerome Combs died as a result of injuries sustained from being kicked by an unruly inmate at the Detention Center. Officer Combs, along with two other Correctional Officers, were struggling with an inmate, attempting to place him in a cell. It was then that the inmate kicked Officer Combs in the chest, killing him.

Correctional Officer Combs had served with the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department for only seven months. In 2005, a new county jail was named the Jerome Combs Detention Facility in his honor.

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Correctional Officer Combs' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-15-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
February 15, 2017


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