Police Officer Raymond Murrell was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a larceny in progress.
It is believed his patrol car hydroplaned and left the roadway and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Army Trail Road and Cardinal Drive. Emergency crews extricated him from his vehicle and transported him to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital where he passed away a short time later.
It is believed that bad weather contributed to the crash.
Officer Murrell had previously served with the Cook County Department of Corrections.