Police Officer Eric Eugene DeWit

Police Officer Eric Eugene DeWit

Matteson Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2003

Eric Eugene DeWit

Officer Eric DeWit was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner were on patrol at 3:25 am.

A vehicle had turned in front of their patrol car at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Kostner Avenue, in Richton Park, causing Officer DeWit to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Their patrol car struck a fire hydrant, causing fatal injuries to Officer DeWit and minor injuries to his partner.

Officer DeWit had served with the Matteson Police Department for only four months. He was survived by his wife and 1-month-old daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 212

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Dear Son,
Fifteen years. We try to imagine what you would look like today. There are so many wonderful people who will never forget you and check in on us. Our hearts will never be whole until we meet again, but until then, keep watch from heaven. You are our angel in blue. Love and miss you even more.

Gene and Dariel DeWit

February 17, 2018

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