Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau expressed deep regret and sadness for the family, friends and fellow ISP officers regarding the tragic fatal boating accident involving an ISP officer. Master Sergeant Bob Price, District 18, was tragically killed in a boating accident at Hillsboro Lake in Hillsboro, Illinois on Sunday night.
This tragic accident is the second boating fatality of an ISP officer within the last month.
“On behalf of the men and women of the Illinois State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Master Sergeant Bob Price,” said Director Hiram Grau.
“Our ISP police family just grieved the loss of a member who was lost as a result of a boating tragedy, and we are in disbelief to learn that it has happened again. Master Sergeant Price was a dedicated and honorable member of the Department and his service will be remembered by the men and women of ISP and the citizens he served,” he added.
Master Sergeant Price was a 17 year veteran of the Illinois State Police starting his career in District 18, and served with the Executive Protection Unit, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau and District 11 Patrol. His last assignment was Administrative Master Sergeant for District 18 in Litchfield, Illinois.