Parents of Officer Killed in Skyway Crash: 'She Loved Her Job'

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:42 PM CDT
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An off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed Friday when the SUV she was driving crashed on the Chicago Skyway in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The one-vehicle accident occurred near 87th Street on the skyway about 10:40 p.m. when the 2003 Range Rover Discovery she was driving struck a concrete barrier and rolled over, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Shaunda Bond, 31, of the 4100 block of South Michigan Avenue, was reportedly dead at the scene.

Bond was scheduled to leave for Thailand with friends tomorrow with hopes of also traveling to Africa and Paris, according to her parents Bernadine and Wilbert Bond.

"She loved her job," said Bernadine Bond. "She was outgoing, outspoken. She would give you the shirt off her back."

Bond graduated from the Chicago Police Academy in July 2010. Her two sisters, Sherrie Bond and Wendy Bond were also members of the Chicago Police Department.

"[Shaunda] was my heart," said Wilbert Bond.

Chicago Police are still investigating the accident.

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