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Police Officer William M. Morrison, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

William M. Morrison, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, September 4, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 29 years

Badge # 9593

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer Morrison was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by a drunk driver traveling at a high rate of speed.

While working special employment for Public Housing North, Officer Morrison learned of a man with a shotgun in the area. Accompanied by other officers, Morrison responded to the scene. Suddenly, his police vehicle was struck broadside by a vehicle traveling at a high speed, driven by a drunk driver failed to yield right of way at an intersection. The violent impact resulted in Officer Morrison's death.

Officer Morrison had served with the agency for 29 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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