Wheeling Police Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger Collapses During Training Thursday, Dies Saturday

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Bunting displayed at the Wheeling Police Department Headquarters following the death of Wheeling Police Department Shamekia Goodwin-Badger.

Wheeling Police have confirmed that a Wheeling Police Department police officer collapsed during a training exercise on Thursday night and died at the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge on Saturday afternoon, July 27, 2013. She was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital after collapsing during a training event Thursday night and did not regain consciousness.

Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger was a five-year veteran of the Wheeling Police Department and also a four-year veteran of the Hawthorn Woods Police Department. She was also a decorated army veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq.

The Wheeling Police Department has deferred a press release with details until Monday morning.

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Village of Wheeling flag half mast on Community Boulevard in Wheeling at the Wheeling Village Hall.

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