Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Dies

30-year veteran believed to have died of natural causes

Monday, Dec 24, 2012  |  Updated 7:54 AM CDT
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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Dies

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An off-duty Chicago Police officer died overnight, authorities said.

Security cameras showed the 54-year-old officer clutching his chest around 10 p.m. then falling to the ground inside an apartment complex near Wells and Harrison.

He apparently died of natural causes

The officer was a detective and a 30-year veteran of the police department.
 

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