Sergeant Hector A. Silva

Sergeant Hector A. Silva

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 2, 2001

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Hector A. Silva

Sergeant Hector Silva died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while participating in a special operations physical agilities test at the Homan Square facility located at 3340 West Fillmore Street.

He had completed an exercise that involved running up two flights of stairs while carrying a 55-pound sandbag. He began to show symptoms of dizziness and a headache. He was taken to a local hospital where died three days later during surgery to remove the blood clot in his brain.

Sergeant Silva was an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1760

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 30, 2001

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It has been a lot of years but you still are alive in our hearts. We still play golf in Indiana. Sadly we lost a few more friends along the way. Tommy Brand, Jack Banks and most recently , Rich Remnus. I personally want to thank you for sharing part of your life with me both on and off the job.

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June 28, 2022

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