Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis

Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis

Bradley Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 20, 1997

Wilford Ray Lewis

Sergeant Wilford Lewis was struck by a vehicle at 12:55 am while investigating an accident with injuries on Interstate 57 northbound at exit 315. While he was at the scene a 21-year-old driver, who was distracted by all of the emergency equipment, struck Sergeant Lewis as he stood on the side of the road.

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 years of age the day before the accident.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 532

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Sergeant Lewis's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-13-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

June 13, 2016

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