Monday, September 22, 2008

Off Duty Cop Killed

  • A 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash late Saturday not far from his Near West Side home.

    The police Major Accident Investigation Unit was trying to determine Sunday why the motorcyclist, identified as Edward Massas, lost control of his bike in the 700 block of North Racine Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday
Reportedly from TRU. Condolences to the family and the cops at TRU.



Blogger Detective ShavedLongcock said...

My prayers with the family and Godspeed to the officer.

News report that two different police officers have also been killed this weekend.

Two Sheriff Deputies Shot - One Fatally - Suspect still on the loose

North Carolina police launched an all-out search Sunday for a man suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies — killing one — on Friday night.
Larry Wayne Brucke, 32, who also goes by the name Skip Brinkley, allegedly opened fire on deputies responding to a 911 hang-up call from a home in Lenoir, N.C., around 9:40 p.m. Friday, local news outlets report.
Brucke shot the first deputy to arrive, Adam William Klutz, 24, and the second, Lt. Chris Martin, as they exited their patrol cars, according to
Officials searching for the suspect said they believed he had worked as a law officer in South Carolina and served in the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Authorities told that more than 200 officers and state and federal agencies were involved in the search for Brinkley.

SEATTLE — A traffic stop in the woods led to the shooting death of a U.S. Forest Service officer, a shootout in which a fugitive was killed and the discovery of a third gunshot victim at the home of the owner of a pickup truck he was driving, the Washington State Patrol said.
The FBI was investigating the shooting of USFS Officer Kristine Fairbanks, 51, a certified canine officer with 15 years in the forest service, and the other shootings in the Sequim area were being investigated by the patrol and Clallam County sheriff's deputies, state Trooper Krista D. Hedstrom told The Associated Press early Sunday.

Very sad news this weekend.

9/22/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Eddie 99-10A

9/22/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP PO Massas, Watch our backs from heaven my brother.

9/22/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Brother!

9/22/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous B Company said...

Rest in Peace Officer Massas. You will be missed in TRU.

9/22/2008 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP To the officer and prayers for his family Godspeed Brother!

9/22/2008 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother.

9/22/2008 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another fallen officer down!

9/22/2008 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our condolences to the family.

9/22/2008 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was a good guy, such a shame....
(Former TRU member)

9/22/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie you will be missed

9/22/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie was a good cop.Rest In Peace.

9/22/2008 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie was originally from the 13th District and was probably one of the nicest, most fun loving guys with eyes like giant pools that could melt your heart. Again, this tragedy reminds us not to take anything or anyone for granted because we never know when the big guy upstairs says it's time to come home. Rest in peace Eddie and one day we'll all be there with you!

9/22/2008 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless

9/22/2008 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He worked in TRU but was from 013 originaly. He was a good guy and a good cop. God bless his family. I wont forget you Eddie.

9/22/2008 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much more can we take? i dont know this officer but my heart breaks...this is my brother.

9/22/2008 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had the pleasure of going to the academy with Eddie--God bless him and his family!! 99-10

9/22/2008 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/22/2008 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Eddie! we'll miss you bro

9/22/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the nicest guys I have had the chance to know. Always had a smile on his face and brought smiles to everybody elses. He will be missed. I still can't belive this is true. He was a great friend and will never be forgotten.

9/22/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r.i.p. eddie. i just saw you thursday....i can't believe you're gone. i know you'll be watching over us.

9/22/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

RIP Officer. Condolences to your friends, coworkers and family.

May the Angels guide you to your final rest.


9/22/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

9/22/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, You will truly be missed.My prayers to the family. This is a great loss. He brought joy to those of us who knew him. Only the good die young

9/22/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the last three years I have worked side by side w/ Eddie on his team. He was funny, witty, always smiling and a great individual to be around. I find myself getting teary eyed every so often when I think about him. I just want you to know Eddie that I love you buddy and you will be dearly missed. Someday we will meet again. GOD BLESS Your friend, JM

9/22/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carpe Diem my friend. We have known each other for a long time, and you will be missed. College was great and so were the times that we had there. You left us too early, but you will not be forgot. My prayers go out to your family and to all those who knew and loved you. To all those that are left on this earth for an amount of time that none of us know: Sieze the Day my friend, Sieze the Day. Be safe and be there for your fellow brothers and sisters in blue when they call!

9/22/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been a bad year for us. My thoughts are with EM and his teammates.

9/22/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never met the man
My loss...twice
RIP Brother

9/22/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P my friend...You will be missed....My heart goes out to your family as well as your partner.

9/22/2008 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace, may God bless your family

9/22/2008 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. my brother in blue.

9/22/2008 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Thoughts and prayers sent.


9/22/2008 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the most humble and nicest guys I ever met. A great loss, my prayers to him and his family.

9/22/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sentiments echo much of whats been already posted about Eddie, this guy always had a smile on his face, one of the nicest guys I've known. Truly a tragedy. Saw him a day before the accident, still cant believe he's gone. You will be missed, and I'll always remember that big smile you wore from ear to ear. God bless you and every one that came into contact with you! 4213c

9/22/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/22/2008 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my brother in BLUE, I never met u while u were here, but I still feel sorrow and pain...RIP and watch over us... God knows no on else will do it.

9/22/2008 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip eddie. you affected more lives than you know.

9/22/2008 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P will be missed.

(Former TRU member)

9/22/2008 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Eddie, he was a great neighbor. Always had a smile on his face, said he would watch over our place while we were gone this weekend. Watching from heaven. You will not be forgotten.

9/22/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

99-10A Thanks for laughs Massas You will be missed. God bless your family, loved ones and friends. Be safe brothers.

9/22/2008 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Our prayers are with Ed's family and CPD brothers. Reading the posts he must have been one hellova guy.

Stay strong my brothers-

ISP Sgt.

9/22/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathies to his family..

9/22/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the honor of meeting Eddie this summer and hanging out with him a few times. I am priveleged to be able to call him my friend. He was the kind of guy where in the first five minutes of talking to him you felt like you knew him your entire life. I wish I had. His warm fun-loving personality and smile would light up the room. God bless his family and friends. Eddie, you will be truly missed be all.

9/22/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can u post this comment?
I am wondering what kind of bike he was riding because there is a big issue with certain model Harley's.
Again does anyone know what kind of bike he was riding.

9/22/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May GOD take you home. RIP

9/22/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read all (42) posts and TOTALLY agree.... 100% with all the adoration given! We worked in 013 together about 8 years ago and would go out socially. After I left I would see him on occassion and can truely say Eddie was a GENUINE person his mere presence could elevate your mood. We weren't tight but I wouldn't hesitate to call him a friend. I'm on furlough and saw a comment on an unrelated post yesterday. I waited not believing it was the Eddie Massas I knew, and sure enough the the first comment that mentioned where he worked brought me to tears! I can picture those EYES and that awe inspiring SMILE of your's ! I feel honored to have known you, GOD SPEED my friend ! MY deepest sympathies and PRAYERS go out to his FAMILY, TRU and his best friend/partner JAIME......... You'll be missed BROTHER!

9/22/2008 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, may God bless you and your loved ones during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, your family and your team. Rest in peace brother and watch over us from heaven. It was an absolute pleasure to know you. You will truly be missed by all who knew you.

9/22/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all of you motorcyle riders out there (myself included), be very dilligent when on your bike. Not everyone sees us and for those that do, some treat us just like another car or don't give a damn.

My condolences to PO Massas' family, friends and all those who worked with and spoke so highly of him. Godspeed.....

9/22/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie was a great guy Rip!
Thanks Peer support! We appreciate everything you have been doing!

9/22/2008 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Eddie you will be missed by all those who crossed paths with you in life.

9/22/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear soul of CPD Officer Edward Massas, may God grant you eternal rest. Please stand guard over your family here on earth including your CPD family.

Brothers/Sisters in Blue, the next time you encounter an officer from a nomadic unit such as TRU, SWAT, VICE,, give them a kind word/a helping hand, welcome them in your district.

TOO MANY CPD souls have passed this year reminding us of our brief stay on earth, but also that God reminds us 'that we will not know the hour nor the day, but death will come like a thief in the night.' CPD IS A FAMILY FOR US, DEFINED BY US.

Love & peace to all.

9/23/2008 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met him just recently, ironically at the wake for Officer Francis. He struck me a guy you'd want for your partner. Guess he has a new one walking that beat in heaven with him now.

9/23/2008 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone has wake or funeral info please post!

9/23/2008 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, God Bless You Sir.


9/23/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP To the officer and prayers for his family Godspeed Brother! May his loving memory live on through the ones who loved him

9/23/2008 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences to Eddie's family. I can not even describe the depth of loss to this planet.

Theis-Gorski Funeral Home
3517 N. Pulaski
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday 10:00am
St Mary's of the Angels Catholic Church
Cortland and Hermitage Avenues

9/23/2008 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Eddie -- It was an honor to work with you brother, you will be sorely missed -- Condolences to the family.

9/23/2008 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never met you in life brother, but i hope to shake your hand in the afterlife. may choirs of angels carry you aloft to dance amongst the stars. RIP Brother

- rookie

9/23/2008 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, you will never be forgotten. Miss you brother.
in Tau Kappa Phi

9/24/2008 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother.. My prayers go out to you, your family and those whose heart aches deeply at your passing.

9/24/2008 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funeral honors are being held at a funeral home on paulaski and addison.

9/24/2008 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous censored>? said...

what the fuck! Why did I get screened???

--Sam Crow

9/24/2008 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

what the fuck! Why did I get screened???

--Sam Crow

We don't know. What did you say that runs afoul of the rules?

9/24/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a shame...Such a sad day! He was an amazing officer and a great person who always had a smile on his face. He was truely one of the nicest people in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Massas and his dear family. He will be missed. May God Bless and bring strength to his family and peace to his lovely soul. This is such a sad day for the Chicago Police Department. Rest in peace Eddie !!!

9/25/2008 03:21:00 AM  
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9/25/2008 09:55:00 PM  

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