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Ill. officer struck, killed by tractor-trailer


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November 26, 2012

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Ill. officer struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Officer Down: Kyle Deatherage - [Litchfield, Illinois] PoliceOne Member Officer Down

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By PoliceOne Staff

LITCHFIELD, Ill. — An officer was killed Monday by a tractor trailer during a traffic stop.

Trooper Kyle Deatherage, 32, had parked his motorcycle on the shoulder of the road and was speaking with the driver of a pulled-over vehicle when he was struck according to ODMP. 

The husband and father of two had served with Illinois State Police for three years. 



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