End of Watch
Posted on December 18, 2018
“A long procession of police cars, blue lights flashing, escorted ambulances carrying the bodies of two Chicago police officers to the morgue early Tuesday, hours after they were struck and killed by a South Shore train while answering a call of shots fired on the Far South Side.
As the ambulances turned into the parking lot, they drove under a large American flag hoisted by a firetruck — a scene that played out just a month ago when another Chicago police officer was killed in the line of duty.
In the latest tragedy to hit the Police Department, Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, were conducting surveillance after a ShotSpotter sensor picked up gunfire near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue around 6:20 p.m., police officials said.
They spotted a suspect scrambling up to the Metra tracks and were pursuing him on foot when they were hit by an outbound South Shore train at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.”