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Decatur, Ill. officer dies from on duty traffic crash injuries
Officer Down: Robin Vogel - [Decatur, Illinois]
Additional Info: Officer Vogel had been with the Decatur Police Department since 1999. She leaves behind a husband and 15-year-old son.
Cause of Death: Officer Vogel died of her injuries she sustained when her patrol car was broad-sided by another car.
Date of Incident: October 3, 2005
By Jayette Bolinski, The State-Journal Register
DECATUR, Ill. - Robin Vogel was an enthusiastic officer and a rising star at the Decatur Police Department, officials said Tuesday.
So the death of the 37-year-old mother and one-time Springfield police dispatcher after a two-vehicle collision over the weekend has been especially difficult for her fellow law enforcers.
"Robin was dedicated to her job, spirited, and her enthusiasm couldn't help but rub off on all she came in contact with," said a visibly shaken Police Chief Mark Barthelemy during a news conference. "She is going to be missed far more than words will be able to say."
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