Suburban Chicago Officer Dies After Training

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger died Saturday after collapsing during a training exercise

Monday, Jul 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:19 PM CDT
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Suburban Chicago Officer Dies After Training

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Police in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling say a 33-year-old officer died this weekend after she collapsed during a training exercise.

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger died Saturday afternoon at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

She was taken to the hospital Thursday night when she collapsed during training. The Florida native was a decorated Army veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait. She joined the department in 2008 after spending four years working for the Hawthorn Woods Police Department.

Wheeling officials say in a statement Monday that she often worked the midnight shift and specialized in working with youth and as an evidence technician.

A funeral is set for Wednesday.

Wheeling is about 25 miles northwest of Chicago.

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