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Arlington Heights Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 18, 1976
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 24 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Arlington Heights Police Dept.
IL   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Traffic Accident
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Badge: 162
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Sun. Jul. 18, 1976
Summary: Police Officer Alan Vargo was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic at the scene of an accident.

At 2:00 am, Officer Vargo was directing traffic at Arlington Heights Road and Olive Street when a drunken driver dodged a police blockade, struck Officer Vargo and dragged him 40 feet before stopping. Officer Vargo was transported to Northwest Community Hospital where he died a few hours later.

The offender later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and served two years probation. In 1982, he was arrested for drunken driving.

Officer Vargo had served with the Arlington Heights Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, mother, brothers and sisters.

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