Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis

Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis

Bradley Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 20, 1997

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Wilford Ray Lewis

Sergeant Wilford Lewis was struck by a vehicle at about 12:55 am while investigating an accident with injuries on I-57 northbound at exit 315.

He was standing on the side of the road when he was struck by a driver who was distracted by the emergency equipment.

Sergeant Lewis was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 am.

Sergeant Lewis had served with the Bradley Police Department for 22 years and had turned 50 the day before the crash.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 532

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Today we laid to rest my childhood friend Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic also from your department. Bradley PD.
While mourning the loss of my friend, another hero, I couldn’t help but think of you. My heart was broken for her family as I know far too well exactly what they were going through today. You are greatly missed and will never be forgotten. Rest easy 532 and 514


January 7, 2022

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