Police Officer David C. Evans

Police Officer David C. Evans

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 25, 1997

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David C. Evans

Police Officer David Evans responded to a call of "police officers requiring assistance."

As Officer Evans proceeded to the scene three pedestrians ran onto the overpass in front of his patrol car. The patrol car swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrians and crashed through the barrier of the 79th Street overpass and dropped 25 feet, landing on the Dan Ryan Expressway below.

Officer Evans sustained serious injuries which resulted in his death.

Officer Evans had served with the Chicago Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 9398

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Officer Evans,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 25, 2022

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