Name of Illinois trooper killed in crash added to memorial
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The name of an Illinois State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has been added to a memorial wall at police headquarters in Springfield.
Trooper Christopher Lambert died in January when he was hit by a vehicle while he directed traffic during a snow storm near a crash on I-294 near Northbrook.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Acting ISP Director Brendan Kelly joined Lambert’s family members for a ceremony Wednesday for a ceremony at ISP Memorial Park.
Pritzker said it was a recognition “not just of his sacrifice but a lifetime of service that preceded it.”
The 34-year-old Army veteran is survived by his wife and daughter. Pritzker says Lambert put himself in harm’s way to protect his fellow citizens “up to the very end.”