Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee
Inc. 1986
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Given Their Lives in the Performance of Their Duty

It is with heartfelt sorrow and regret, that the Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee has made the difficult but correct decision to cancel this year's memorial service and ceremony scheduled to be held on May 07, 2020 in Springfield, Illinois. The health and safety of our survivors, first responders and the public during these challenging and unknown times was paramount in making this decision. We as a State, and as a Country will move forward becoming stronger and more united as we commit to honor those Illinois Law Enforcement Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2019 during our ceremony scheduled to be held next year on May 06, 2021.

We are grateful as a committee to be tasked with the honor to pay respectful tribute to those Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives in the performance of their duties. We are committed to the safety and welfare to all that embrace this solemn task with us. We thank you all for your patience and understanding moving forward.


Trooper First Class Christopher Lambert
Illinois State Police
E.O.W. 01-12-2019

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office
E.O.W. 03-07-2019

Trooper First Class Brooke Jones-Story
Illinois State Police
E.O.W. 03-28-2019

Trooper First Class Gerald Ellis
Illinois State Police
E.O.W. 03-30-2019

Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
E.O.W. 06-25-2019

Trooper First Class Nicholas Hopkins
Illinois State Police
E.O.W. 08-23-2019


Officer Joseph Hood
Savana Police Department
E.O.W. 12-29-1929

Officer Bert Plattenberger
Savanna Police Department
E.O.W. 10-11-1945

Officer Owen Masterton
Glenview Police Department
E.O.W. 12-06-2014