Fallen ISP Trooper James Sauter Honored During National Police Week
CHICAGO – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 15 officers departed today as they prepare to honor Trooper James Sauter and others during National Police Week in Washington, DC.
Trooper Sauter is among many fallen officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice and will be honored this week in the Nation’s Capital. Dozens of ISP District 15 officers, command staff members and retirees departed for the east coast to show support and solidarity in honor of its fallen officers.
“National Police Week Police affords us the opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to all police officers who have served and have given the ultimate sacrifice, said ISP Director Hiram Grau. “The entire month of May is symbolic for law enforcement because it reminds all of us that these brave heroes will forever be remembered as symbols of courage, honor, and inspiration,” he said.
Since 2012, two ISP troopers; Trooper Kyle Deatherage, EOW 11/26/12, and Trooper James Sauter EOW 3/28/13, were killed in the line of duty.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world are expected to converge on the Nation’s Capital to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Illinois State Police are also sending a compliment of motorcycle officers and the Honor Guard to represent the agency.
“Trooper Sauter will be surrounded by the respect of his fellow officers,” said ISP Captain Patrick Kimes. “We pay tribute to Jim and remember all of the heroes because their legacies must never be forgotten,” Kimes added.
The ISP contingency includes, Captain Patrick Kimes, Lieutenant Bob Meeder, Retired Lieutenant Allison Renaud, Master Sergeant Anton Manuel, Sergeant Jason Bradley, Trooper Salma Cruise, Trooper Ray Kurut, Trooper Eduardo Reyes, Trooper Jon Hand, Trooper Eduardo Perez, Trooper Derek Peon, and Trooper Tyrone White.