Sergeant Michael J. Babb

Sergeant Michael J. Babb

Kane County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 25, 1982

Michael J. Babb

Sergeant Michael Babb suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a man in a courtroom.

The suspect became upset at the judge for receiving a 60-day sentence for non-payment and began to threaten the judge. When Sergeant Babb and another deputy attempted to remove the man from the courtroom he began to struggle. After several minutes, Sergeant Babb and two other deputies were able to restrain the man and place him into custody. Sergeant Babb returned to his normal duties but collapsed shortly afterward. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

The suspect was charged with aggravated battery.

Sergeant Babb had served with the Kane County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sergeant Babb's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-11-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 11, 2017

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