Police Officer Gregory Ivan Young

Police Officer Gregory Ivan Young

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 18, 1997

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Gregory Ivan Young

Officer Gregory Ivan Young was shot and killed during a robbery attempt. Officer Young was seated in his car when he was approached by two assailants who attempted to rob him. He identified himself as a police officer and was then engaged in a gunfight. He was able to wound one of the attackers before being fatally wounded. The second gunman was later taken into custody.

Officer Young's killer was convicted and sentenced to death. On January 10, 2003, the governor at the time, George Ryan commuted his sentence, along with those of all 164 other inmates on death row, to life in prison as his last act in office.

Officer Gregory Young is survived by his wife, daughter, son; parents, four sisters, and three brothers. His daughter followed in her father's footsteps and became a member of the Chicago Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 16148

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender 1 shot and wounded, 1 conviction

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Officer Young thanks for your service. You raised a great son who I now have the pleasure of working along side and you would be very proud of him. He's a true professional and excellent police officer. We've spoke of you and I know he's the officer he is today because of your upbringing. May you rest in peace and watch over the sea of blue!! Rest peacefully Officer!

Police Officer Scott Korhonen
Chicago Police Department

March 8, 2019

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