Trooper Chong Soo Lim

Trooper Chong Soo Lim

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 6, 1995

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Chong Soo Lim

Trooper Chong Soo Lim was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind as he a traffic stop on the Northwest Tollway. His squad car was rear-ended and burst into flames.

Trooper Lim stopped a car on I-90, near Hoffman Estates. He was sitting in his squad car when a pickup truck struck the rear of his vehicle and forced it into the automobile in front of him. The force of the collision caused the gas tank to explode and trapped Trooper Lim inside.

The 31-year-old driver, in the country illegally from Mexico, was arrested for DUI. He was later convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Born in South Korea, Trooper Lim patrolled District 3 in Chicago upon his graduation from the Academy. He transferred to the midnight shift in District 15, Oak Brook, just one month before his death. He is survived by his wife.

On June 5, 1996, District 15, Oak Brook dedicated its operations area in memory of Trooper Lim.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4348

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Monday, June 5, 1995
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender 8 year sentence

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I am not sure why his name struck me as one to search for, but I felt compelled to learn more about Trooper Chong Soo Lin and pray for his family. Even 21 years later, his memory lives on.

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July 9, 2021

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