Trooper Richard G. Warner

Trooper Richard G. Warner

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 21, 1969

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Richard G. Warner

Trooper Richard Warner was shot and killed by a suicidal man at the Illinois State Police Headquarters, District 5, Joliet.

He brought a man to the station for questioning after he had been involved in an accident. It was suspected that the accident was an attempt by the subject to commit suicide. While in the headquarters, the subject was able to gain control of another officer's weapon and shoot two officers, fatally wounding Trooper Warner. The shooter then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide

Trooper Warner is a 12 year veteran of the Illinois State Police, assigned to District 5, Joliet. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 667

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

prisoner custody, suicide attempt

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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