An Illinois State Police trooper was killed on Thursday when a semi-trailer struck her and her squad car while she was inspecting another semi on US Route 20 near Freeport.
ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly confirmed Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was struck and killed around 12:20 p.m.
“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family,” Kelly said. “This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do.”
Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of ISP District 16 in Pecatonica.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted: