Chicago officer killed while investigating gunfire


By Angela Rozas, Lauren R. Harrison and Christopher Latham
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Police work wasn't just a job for Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez. It was a family calling.

Valadez was one of three siblings to join the Chicago Police Department, and in just three short years, he had established himself as a go-to police officer in the tough Englewood District, unafraid of challenging assignments or long hours.

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