Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez

Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 2009

Alejandro "Alex" Valadez

Police Officer Alex Valadez was shot and killed while investigating reports of gunfire in the 6000 block of South Hermitage Road shortly after midnight.

As he and his partner were questioning several residents, a vehicle drove up and two occupants opened fire, striking Officer Valadez once in the leg and once in the head.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later in the day.

In October 2011, one of the men who shot Officer Valadez was convicted of murder and attempted murder. He was subsequently sentenced to 125 years in prison. The two other subjects were both convicted of murder and attempted murder in March of 2014. One sentenced to 120 years in prison and the other to 105 years.

Officer Valadez had served with the Chicago Police Department for three years. He is survived by his parents, sister, brother, and expectant girlfriend. His siblings and girlfriend also serve with the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 9534

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 125 years

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You and my brother graduated together from the academy. You both in the 007 district which unfortunately is the murder capital neighborhood of Chicago. You two were talking bout meeting for lunch at some point that morning and 30 mins later the 10-1 came over the radio and you were gone. We think bout you everyday and the first Saturday in May every year a group of us including my brother walk in your honor at the annual CPD Run to Remember. Never forgotten Alex.

Mr Paul Klein

June 1, 2018

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