2 officers die within 2 days at same Chicago police station
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has died after collapsing at the same station where another officer fatally shot himself over the weekend.
The police department says the veteran officer was at the Calumet District police station on the city’s far South Side when she collapsed just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a nearby hospital. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says an autopsy has not yet been done but it appears the officer died of natural causes.
On Sunday night, another officer shot himself with his service weapon as he sat in his patrol car in the station parking lot. An autopsy determined that 36-year-old Brandon Krueger took his own life.
Guglielmi says grief counselors have been dispatched to the station.