Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trooper Killed

This didn't get much coverage in Chicago - apologies to the ISP for the oversight:
  • Trooper Kyle Deatherage, who recently transferred to the Illinois State Police motorcycle unit to spend more time with his young family, was struck and killed by a truck Monday morning during a traffic stop along Interstate 55 near Litchfield.

    Deatherage, 32, of Highland, entered law enforcement as a Madison County sheriff’s deputy in 2004 and moved to the state police in May 2009.

    Nelda Christin, an aunt, said the family was devastated by the loss. Deatherage was married to Christin’s niece, Sarah, and they have two children, Kaylee, 4, and Camden, 10 months old.

    “He was a wonderful person,” Christin said. She said he switched to motorcycle duty because it allowed him to move from the night shifts to days, and see more of his growing family.

    Hiram Grau, director of the state police, issued a statement saying, “Our hearts are heavy with grief, but they are also strengthened by Trooper Deatherage’s brave calling.”
Prayers only for Trooper Deatherage here please.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother.

11/28/2012 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be the lead story on the news, but instead they have a candlelight vigil for porshe who was hangin with GD's and got smoked.

Shame on them, bless the trooper.

11/28/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad day for us at the ISP and all over. May God bless Kyle and all that wear the star/shield.

11/28/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for recognizing the loss this Trooper on your blog. There isn't many of us Troops still out there and when we lose one it really hurts. Prayers for his family during this time.

11/28/2012 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Very tragic, my thoughts and prayers go to Kyle's family and all ISP.

May he rest in peace.

11/28/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried to find the words...I just can't.
Peace be with you my brother.

11/28/2012 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Troop. May St. Michael the Archangel meet you at the Gates.

11/28/2012 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearts and prayers are with you

11/28/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

May the Lord Bless you and may the Lord guide you & may the Lord shine his face upon you & may the Lord be gracious unto you & your family & may the Lord give you peace throughout this difficult time, in Jesus name , Amen

R.I.P. Trooper
a fellow brother in blue and your brother in Christ

11/28/2012 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest brother we'll take it from here. G-D bless your family and friends.

11/28/2012 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Trooper Kyle Deatherage from your entire brotherhood on the CPD.

11/28/2012 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another star shines in heaven. Godspeed brother. Sincerest condolences to the family.

11/28/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother prayers for your family!

11/28/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace. ISP, sorry for your loss.


11/28/2012 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Office May God give your Family Peace

11/28/2012 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for the trooper and his family. May he rest in peace.

11/28/2012 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Condolences to the trooper's family, friends, the ISP, and law enforcement officers everywhere.

Trooper Deatherage - End of Watch.


11/28/2012 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad day for ISP. St Louis media had this covered within the hour. Our media up here could give two shits unless one of us is arrested. RIP Brother

11/28/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for his family...RIP

11/28/2012 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Maximo said...


Prayers to the family.

11/28/2012 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sure i can speak for the rest of cpd when i say how saddened we are to hear about this loss. if there are any benefits that are going to be organized please let SCC know, so we can all put in on it. condolences to the family, friends and fellow troopers.

11/28/2012 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there somewhere donations might be offered to the family to at the very least alleviate some of the financial burden that young family is going to incure?

11/28/2012 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Bill Kugelman, CFD Ret. said...

Sincere condolences and prayers for the family and Kyle. May he RIP and please guys/gals; Stay safe and go home to your family at the end of your duty day.

11/28/2012 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a word on the Trib yesterday, and yet the gang funeral shooting was front page news all day long.

What a joke.

RIP Trooper, and my best to his family and the ISP for their loss.

11/28/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Trooper Kyle Deatherage

Condolences to his family and the ISP.

11/28/2012 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a good man who was killed serving the good citizens in this world. The Media doesn't care. His story doesn't put money in their pockets.

It is shameful to see what the Media has turned into.

11/28/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you trooper. The hell with the media lets all stay safe out there and go home safely. Burb copper

11/28/2012 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its hard to find words to console the family and friends of Trooper Deatherage in their time of grief. Let them take solace that his death will not be forgotten by those that serve on the front lines every day in the name justice. God be with you and rest in peace Trooper Deatherage.

11/28/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to his family and friends in their time of grief.

11/28/2012 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Trooper and may the Lord watch over your Family .
St.Michael pray for him .

11/28/2012 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

terrible My prayers to tghe family

11/28/2012 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Troopers have a tough job out on thoseroads, many distractions can cause them serious injuries, I sure hope this truck driver was doing the right thing at the time of this accident and it was just an accident instead of some reckless act. I am both a big rig driver and a police officer and see many things from both sides of the fence when driving the big truck. I alsways slow down and see if these troopers are OK out there on those big dark lonely roads. My heart goes out to all of my Brothers out there. Many blessings to his family.

11/28/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very saddened when I read about the death of Trooper Kyle Deatherage. This young man had just returned home after helping victims of Sandy on the East Coast.

My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at the ISP. May God watch over all of you in the days and years ahead.

11/28/2012 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
is there somewhere donations might be offered to the family to at the very least alleviate some of the financial burden that young family is going to incure?

11/28/2012 03:05:00 PM

Officer Down Memorial Page

if you go there , there is information as to where and to who you can contact. the link is on this scc page on the front page on the right. its all being set up through the director of ISP info

11/28/2012 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the family and the family of fellow troopers. I will always be in gratitude to the troopers. They came to my rescue in the dead of winter when I was alone and had a flat tire on an icy blizzery winter night on I-55. Thank you.

The Teacher

11/28/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Troop....

Please pass along assistance to family information...


11/28/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this trooper and God bless LE officers everywhere!
Michael T. Sweig

11/28/2012 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC if you could post this we'd appreciate it. Thanks brother.

The memorial fund for Trooper Deatherage is at Scott Credit Union located 12455 Route 143 in Highland, IL (618-345-1000).

11/28/2012 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother, may God be with you and may He bless and watch over your grieving family.

11/28/2012 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/29/2012 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to have a car from Chicago at the funeral?

11/29/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes it a sad day Trooper K.Deatherage my thoughts go all out to you and your fammily

11/29/2012 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC for posting this. I am appalled that the Chicago media cannot honor this young Troop for even a short segment. Disgusting. Rest in peace Trooper Deatherage. You will be forever remembered for your courage and service.

11/29/2012 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip brother, my condolences to the family,

11/29/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

I can't believe I wouldn't even know about this if not for your site. That's a double tragedy!

11/29/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peaece and God Bless

11/29/2012 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May god grant the family strength and comfort during this tragic time. My heart felt prayers and condolences to the Family and my brothers of the ISP.

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him,
Rest in Peace Trooper Deatherage, Rest in Eternal Peace

Former CPD TFO, NARCCINT, District Chicago

11/29/2012 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

He just returned from helping people out that were devastated from Sandy ....

11/29/2012 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Is Chicago sending "A" car?? ISP has our backs and have helped me personally on many stops. In my opinion, at a minimum EVERY district should send a car!
That is the very least we could do.
RIP Trooper, may GOD watch over his family and hold him in the palm of his hand.
My condolences to his fellow Troopers.

11/29/2012 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Sir & may God hold you in his arms. I'm so very sorry for his young family & for his ISP family. Please know that CPD cares & is heart sick over the loss of a Brother. A Sister in Blue.

11/29/2012 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the trooper and his family, we thank you for your service officer, may you rest in peace.

11/29/2012 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers to the troopers family and ALL of the men and women of ISP. Your CPD brothers and sisters mourn with you. RIP.

11/29/2012 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless his soul and his family. Rest in peace

11/29/2012 10:00:00 PM  

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