Retired Ill. officer dies in fire

The Chicago Tribune

NORRIDGE, Ill. A retired Norridge police commander died Saturday evening when a fire spread through his home in the northwest suburb, trapping him in the back where the blaze erupted, officials said.

Terry Lowery, a 28-year veteran of the Norridge Police Department, was killed in his home in the 4300 block of North Oriole Avenue at 8 p.m, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Lowery, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife escaped through the front door, Norridge police said.

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