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Trooper April C. Styburski | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper

April C. Styburski

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, January 5, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 3848

Military veteran

Cause: Fall

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Trooper April Styburski died after a fall during an accident investigation.

Trooper Styburski was investigating a property accident near Pingree Grove on U.S. 20, east of Elgin. She heard the sound of another accident nearby. Trooper Styburski turned and ran toward the second accident. She slipped on the icy pavement and landed on her back. The fall caused her to inhale so deeply that she inhaled gastric acid into her lungs which caused her vitals to shut down. She was taken to St. Joseph Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Trooper April Styburski was four year veteran of the Illinois State Police, and was assigned to District 2, Elgin; she was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. She had previously served as Specialist 4 with 822nd Military Police Company for the United States Army and is survived by her husband and son.

On March 15, 1991, the District 2 training room was re-dedicated in memory of Trooper Styburski.

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I still get misty eyed when I think of you April... you were a great police officer, a wonderful mother, and a precious friend....

M/Sgt Kevin Hughes, ret.
Illinois State Police
May 30, 2016

 

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