Saturday, February 25, 2012

48 year old Chicago Cop dies while working CTA Special Employment - 25 year veteran - P.O. Preston T. Ross Jr. Class of 1986


A 25-year Chicago Police veteran suffered a medical crisis this morning and died after being taken to a downtown hospital, police said.

The officer, age 48, was on-duty at the Grand Avenue stop of the CTA Blue Line when he suffered some sort of medical emergency about 9 a.m., according to Police News Affairs.

He was in uniform and assigned to a CTA detail at the time, police said.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "grave condition" and was declared dead there, Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

Police were conducting an honor motorcade between Northwestern Memorial and the Cook County medical examiner's office this afternoon, police said.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Officer. Thanks for your service.
Prayers for family and friends.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

Saw Preston and worked Special O'Hare many times with him. Sorry to hear this, R.I.P.

Keep healthy Troops, money isn't everything, nor is the Job...

CPD Ret.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Officer Ross. Look upon us from above.

Anonymous said...

So Sad!! Hope the department does the right thing, not like they did to another office who worked special employment! RIP Officer Ross!

Anonymous said...

RIP Preston
022(Ret)

Anonymous said...

As saying goes.... "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Anonymous said...

why don't everybody be nice here for once?

I Voted For Obama said...

Too sad for my usual stupid Obama comment.

Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Ross!

Anonymous said...

RIP PO Preston. God bless your family, friends and fellow officers.

CFD FF - 23rd Batt

Anonymous said...

Preston was a nice guy. I worked in 005 with him in the early 90s.

Henry Bowman said...

Saint Michael, escort our brother to the Arms of Our Lord.....


We do God's Work.........

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your service brother, RIP. 48 is way too fucking young! God Bless, your in my prayers.

P.S.

Too Young said...

Too young, way too young!

63 in 1y 7m 4d.

Anonymous said...

May the winds always be at his back in the words of the Irish proverb. May God Bless P.O. Ross, his family, and that CPD do the right thing.

Cowboy Tim said...

I am so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I got nothing to say

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace our brother-in-blue.

Anonymous said...

Sad.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sc-health-0208-senior-health-cardiologist-20120208,0,686373.story