January 20, 2017

Raymond Murrell - Police Officer Fatality - Illinois

Raymond Murrell
Police Officer Raymond Murrell, age 27, died in the line of duty on January 19, 2017, at a hospital in Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Officer Murrell was a member of the Bloomingdale Police Department, Illinois. He had 1 year of service with the Department. He had previously served with the Cook County Department of Corrections.

Bloomingdale has a population of just over 22,000 and is located approximately 28 miles northwest of Chicago.

After 9:00 p.m., Raymond was responding to a call about a theft in progress at a retail store when his patrol car left the roadway. He struck a utility pole at a city intersection.

Raymond was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. It is believed that poor and rainy weather conditions may have led to the crash. 

Michael, Patron Saint of
the Police, pray for Raymond
and for those who have lost him.
Raymond had graduated from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage, where he earned distinguished honors. He had also helped to save a man's life during his field training. 

The members of the Bloomingdale Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a fair and just man who loved being a police officer. He always had a smile on his face. He had a bright future ahead of him in law enforcement. He will be forever remembered.

Raymond's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Raymond is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to the community, Raymond.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Raymond is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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