On 1 JUNE 2009 at approximately 0030hrs, Alex Valadez was shot in the head while responding to a call of shots fired. Alex was transported by CFD to Stroger Hospital where at 1440hrs he succumbed to his wounds. At the age of 27 Alex was on the job for 3 years and was assigned to the 7th District. I understand that Alex had both a brother and sister who were both on the job.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Valadez family and to the men and women of the 7th District.