Police Officer Chris Oberheim

Police Officer Chris Oberheim

Champaign Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Chris Oberheim

Police Officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed at about 3:20 am while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of North Neil Street.

He and another officer had arrived at the location and were walking from their patrol cars when they encountered a male subject involved in the disturbance. The man opened fire on both officers, fatally wounding Officer Oberheim. The second officer was also wounded but was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Officer Oberheim had served with the Champaign Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Decatur Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 703

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic

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My sincere condolences to all of Chris's family and many, many friends. R.I.P. brother.

Det Roger Ryan
Decatur Police Dept (retired)

July 6, 2021

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