Trooper Christopher Lambert

Trooper Christopher Lambert

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Christopher Lambert

Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating the scene of a prior crash on I-294 near Willow Road in Northbrook.

He was en route home when he encountered the three-vehicle crash on the left shoulder and stopped to render aid. He was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle that failed to slow down or move over.

A nurse who was on the scene performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived. He was transported to Glenbrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The investigation revealed that the driver who struck him was attempting to pass the accident scene by using the left shoulder and had admitted to smoking THC oil the previous day. He was charged with reckless homicide.

Trooper Lambert was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for five years. He is survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 6527
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Charged with homicide

accident scene

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On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Trooper Lambert, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Illinois State Police. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

February 7, 2019

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