Investigator II Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Investigator II Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 2013

Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada was shot and killed while intervening in a robbery, near the intersection of 30th Street and St. Charles Road in Bellwood, while off duty.

Investigator Estrada was attending a Christmas party at the VFW hall when he stepped outside and observed an armed robbery taking place in the parking. He identified himself and was reaching for his service weapon when he was shot once in the chest.

He was transported to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Two suspects in connection with Investigator Estrada's murder were apprehended two days later.

Investigator Estrada was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Office for 20 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 320
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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My dearest brother in law, today this Veterans Day we think of you with a heavy heart but proud faces. Your kids, grandkids and the entire family
Continue to heal. We love you and painfully miss you. Semper Fi

Proud sister in law

November 11, 2015

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