Firefighters Offer Support in Search for Suspects After Fatal Shooting of Illinois Police Officer

Fire apparatus with a helicopter in the background. Local fire agencies coordinated with police as officials searched for suspects in the shooting of a police officer yesterday in Fox Lake, Illiinois.

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Local firefighters coordinated with law enforcement as officials searched for suspects in the fatal shooting of a police officer Tuesday in suburban Fox Lake, Illiinois. Fire photographer Tim Olk capture some photos of the operations.

Immediately following the initial response of yesterday’s events, a massive search effort was conducted in an effort to apprehend the three suspects, according to a release from local officials. The primary search area consisted of an approximately two square mile area. In addition to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Police Department, the search included numerous local law enforcement officers from northern Illinois, Illinois State Police, and federal agencies. The search also involved multiple local and federal SWAT Teams, 48 canine units, and six air support units. The search lasted approximately 14 hours.  As of just after 10:00PM the perimeter has been released and the scene has been turned over to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, which will be the lead agency conducting this investigation.

According to various news sources, authorities have ended the active manhunt phase but are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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