I heard the call on the citywide that an officer was shot at 83rd and Cicero. My heart began racing as I sped to the scene. I kept anticipating the "slow down no one shot". That never came and it was confirmed that a Burbank Police Officer was shot. They also confirmed that the officer was in good condition and that an offender had fled northbound. As I neared the scene I then heard that they had all in custody. Upon arrival a Burbank supervisor related to me that the offender was DOA and that there was no one else being sought. I looked around and was proud of all the responding officers from Burbank, Oak Lawn, Bedford Park, Hometown, Summit, Bridgeview, Cook County, State Police, 8th District and many other outside units that were in uniform and plain clothes. The scene was outside of a motel at 8450 S. Cicero and that not one but two Burbank officers were shot. Thank God they survived and this POS will no longer be a menace to society.
This from the Southtown Star:
Two Burbank police officers were wounded Monday night and another man was killed in a shootout in the 8400 block of Cicero Avenue, authorities said.Sounds like a great job done by the involved officers and an impressive response by all. Thanks sarge for the first hand account.
Details on the shooting about 9:30 p.m. near the Budget Inn Motel were not immediately available, but fire officials said both officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Both officers suffered gunshot wounds to the hand, with one officer struck in the calf and another hit twice in a bulletproof vest, Burbank Fire Chief Tim Kaufmann said.
Burbank police were unavailable for comment. Illinois State Police and Bridgeview, Oak Lawn and Chicago police responded to the scene.