Funeral for a Star: Chicago Police Officer Alex Valadez





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Uploaded on Jun 6, 2009

Police Officer Alejandro (Alex) Valadez
Chicago Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, June 1, 2009

Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 9534

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Suspect Info: 2 suspects arrested and charged

Officer Alex Valadez was shot and killed while investigating reports of gunfire on South Hermitage Road shortly after midnight. As he and his partner were questioning several residents a vehicle drove up and an occupant opened fire, striking Officer Valadez once in the leg and once in the head.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later in the day.

Officer Valadez had served with the agency for three years. He is survived by his parents, sister, brother, and expectant girlfriend. His siblings and girlfriend also serve with the Chicago Police Department.


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