Police Officer Ella Grace French

Police Officer Ella Grace French

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Ella Grace French

Police Officer Ella French was shot and killed while she and her partner conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle containing three subjects near the intersection of West 63rd Street and South Bell Avenue.

During the traffic stop, one of the subjects opened fire, striking Officer French and her partner. Despite their wounds, the officers were able to return fire and wounded one of the subjects. Both officers were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where Officer French was pronounced dead. Her partner was admitted in critical condition.

All three subjects in the vehicle fled the scene. Two of the subjects were arrested shortly after the incident, and a third subject was taken into custody the following day.

Officer French had served with the Chicago Police Department for almost 3-1/2 years and was assigned to the Community Safety Team. She is survived by her mother and brother.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 3 months
  • Badge 15013

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

traffic stop

Most Recent Reflection

View all 264 Reflections

My name Is Broc Grogan and I am from GAVC from Morris IL this is just truly heartbreaken to know she helped a little babys live in the same place where a month she lost her own, All my thoughts and love to Ella Frenches family.

Broc Grogan
GAVC

March 11, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.