Ella French ( Police Officer ) was a Chicango police officer died on August 8 know all about her as like her Family, Parents, Chicago Police Shooting, Husband, Net Worth and Children
A Chicango police officer died on August 8 after exchanging gunfire with suspects following a traffic stop the night prior.The female officer killed in the incident has been identified as Ella French, 29.
Who was police officer Ella French?
Police officer French joined Chicago’s Community Safety Team in 2018.French had just returned to work following maternity leave after giving birth to a baby daughter.The 29-year-old cop and her male partner carried out the traffic stop at around 9pm on August 7 near 63 and Bell in West Englewood.
According to police, the car was carrying three people, two men and a woman.Someone inside the vehicle opened fire on the police officers during the stop, with the cops returning fire.One of the people in the car was wounded during the exchange of fire.French was the first Chicago police officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty since Mayor Lori Lightfoot took office in 2019.
French was shot and killed following the stop and a male colleague who was also involved in the shooting is in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Chicago Tribune reported.
French’s brother, Andrew French, told the Chicago Sun-Times that his sister “always wanted to make a difference.””I was never surprised when she said she was going to be a sheriff and then a cop. It just made sense,” he added.“My sister’s always been a person of integrity. She’s always done the right thing even when nobody’s looking,” French’s brother, Andrew French, said of the fallen officer.
Andrew French said their mother, who adopted both siblings, instilled in them the importance of kindness and helping others. “She raised us to be of service. To care. To have integrity,” he said.His sister was not married and didn’t have any children, he added, contrary to reports on social media.
“She’s always believed in people and believed in doing the right thing. She’s always believed in taking care of people that can’t take care of themselves.
“She was a humanitarian. She believed in human rights. She was one of the officers on the force that thought they needed reform,” he added.
“As much as I was there for her when we were growing up, she was there for me. And I was proud of her, I’m still proud of her.”“God took the wrong kid,” he said.
Officers from Chicago’s Community Safety Team carried out the traffic stop at around 9pm Saturday near 63 and Bell in West Englewood.The car involved in the shooting was carrying three people — two men and a woman.During the stop, someone from inside the vehicle opened fire on the police, and law enforcement returned fire.
The men who were in the car were taken into custody Saturday night, according to the police.One had been shot and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
The female suspect was arrested Sunday morning, according to Chicago Police Department Supt David Brown.Brown said the department “preliminarily” believes the hospitalized male passenger was the one who fired on officers, including French.
One of the suspects was caught by cops with the help of neighbors, the Tribune reported.A neighbor and two of his other relatives reportedly confronted the suspect in a backyard, according to the neighbor’s relative who was translating for the Spanish-speaking individual.The suspect reportedly hit one of the three people trying to stop him, and they were able to wrestle him to the ground not long before police arrived on the scene, the neighbor said through his translator.