Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez

Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 2009

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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 was 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

shots fired call

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I had the pleasure of working with Alex, in 022.

He was a great Police Officer...but an ever better person.

His humor was infectious; he was full of life, and never failed to bring a smile to us all.

We all missed him terribly, as he was taken from us far too soon - but we all know, we will meet again, Brother

RIP, Alex

P.O. Neal Ivers
CHICAGO Police Department

July 2, 2022

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