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

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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 lot. 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. The shooter was sentenced to 65 years in March 2018 and his accomplice was convicted in 2016, being sentenced to 35 years which formally started in 2018.

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 Sentenced to 65 years

off duty, robbery in progress

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8 years and it feels like yesterday. I still honor your sacrafice and will continue to keep your spirit alive. As one of your sisters in blue I do this to keep your memory alive and to let your family know I still honor your soul

Investigator Diana Avers #6076
Cook County Sheriff's Office

December 20, 2021

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