Police Officer Killed, Second Person Killed, Connected to Traffic Stop, Crash Near State St and Dawn Ave, Rockford


Rockford police at press conference announce a police officer was killed and another person was found dead in a crashed vehicle about one block north of the original traffic stop location.

Rockford police were extremely quiet overnight about a police officer killed in connection to a traffic stop. Overnight Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said that police officer Jaimie Cox was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after suffering “life-threatening injuries.”

RockfordScanner.com reporting that a police officer was shot and in critical condition last night. The police officer,

At 1:20 a.m. police announced via Twitter that they were on the scene of a shooting involving a police officer.

Police Chief Dan O’Shea read the following written statement at a press conference, but did not release any additional information …

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 shortly after 1:00 a.m., an officer from the Rockford Police Department made a traffic stop in the area of State Street and Dawn Avenue. A short time later, the officer made a brief radio transmission indicating he needed assistance.

Officers responded to the area and located a single vehicle car crash approximately two blocks north of the initial traffic stop. Officers located the original responding officer who was critically injured. The officer was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A deceased person was also located inside the vehicle of the car crash.
No names are being released at this time.

Citizens are advised to avoid the following areas while Rockford Police continues its investigation:

• State Street from Flintridge Drive to Dawn Avenue (westbound traffic)
• Turner Street from Flintridge Drive to Ridgeview Avenue
• Dawn Avenue from Raven Street to Ridgeview Avenue
• Raven Street from Dawn Avenue to Ridgeview Avenue

The Rockford Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551 or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867.

This is an active investigation. No further details are available at this time. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.

The Rockford Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Rockford Police Department Investigations Bureau at 779-500-6551 or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867.


Fox News: Illinois officer killed after traffic stop.

Jaimie Cox, Rockford police officer killed in the line of dutyJaimie Cox, Rockford police officer killed in the line of duty Sunday November 5, 2017.

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