Rockford Police officer, another person found dead after traffic stop

06 November, 2017, 02:13 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Rockford police investigate after an officer was killed after a traffic stop Sunday morning

Cox, who started working for the Rockford Police Department in December 2016, was escorted to the Winnebago County coroner's office Sunday morning by police from Rockford and surrounding jurisdictions.

A police officer in Rockford, Illinois was killed early Sunday and another person was found dead in a nearby vehicle when a traffic stop led to a reported shooting.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaimie, Jaimie's family and his wife", O'Shea said. Shortly after, Cox called for assistance.

Circumstances surrounding the deaths were unclear and officials did not release any information about the nature of the injuries Cox sustained.

About two blocks of where the initial stop was made a deceased person was found inside of a wrecked vehicle.

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A police officer and another man both died after a single-vehicle crash in northern IL, authorities said. Inside the vehicle, investigators tell 23 News a body was found.

He beforehand filled in as an officer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, O'Shea said.

Rockford Police say they are holding another media briefing at at noon at the police administration headquarters, 557 South New Towne Drive. He was transported to OSF St. Anthony Hospital, where he later died. "We do not believe we have any public at risk at this point", Chief O'Shea said.

The Rockford Police Department also expressed its gratitude for the outpouring of support is has received.

Roads are blocked off in the area and police are not letting anyone through the perimeter they have setup.

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