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Trooper Millard R. Courtney | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


Millard R. Courtney

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 11, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Trooper Courtney was killed when his patrol car struck a train at a crossing on 147th Street near Sibley Boulevard in Dolton. The accident occurred during extremely dense fog which caused Trooper Courtney to not be able to see the passing train or the flashing yellow lights. The two other troopers in the vehicle sustained serious injuries but recovered.

Trooper Courtney had served with the Illinois State Police for two years and was assigned to District 4. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII. Trooper Courtney was survived by his expectant wife with his daughter being born only minutes before his funeral began.

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Thinking of you and always remembering you and the sacrifice you made.

Illinois State Police D15
April 5, 2013


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