Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert
By Ray Hanania
Newly sworn-in Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast beginning sunrise on Wednesday Jan. 16 through sunset on Friday Jan. 18 to honor slam Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert.
Lambert was killed when a driver hit him while responding to a crash that occurred near Willow Road on I-294 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
Lambert was returning to his home in Highland Park and pulled over at around 4:30 pm at the scene of a three-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes on the Tri-State Expressway (I-294) near Willow Road when he was then struck by another northbound vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle that struck Lambert pulled over and has been cooperating with police. The death is being viewed as an accident.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who was sworn into office on Monday Jan. 14, 2019, ordered the flags to eb flown at half-mast as a tribute to Lambert, how as 34.
The State Police issued the following statement in response to Lambert’s death:
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