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Alejandro "Alex" Valadez, Sr
Birth: Feb. 1, 1982, Mexico
Death: Jun. 1, 2009
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez, 27, was fatally shot early Monday while investigating reports of gunfire on South Hermitage Avenue shortly after midnight. As he and his partner were questioning several residents a vehicle drove up and an occupant opened fire, striking Officer Valadez once in the leg and once in the head.

He was transported to a Stroger hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later in the day.

He was the first Chicago police officer killed in 2009 in the line of duty.

Valadez was assigned to the busy Englewood District, where he worked the midnight shift. His drive led commanders to assign him to one of the district's incident cars, which means he and his partners monitored so-called "hot-spots" where crime was spiking.

Officer Valadez had served with the Chicago Police Department for three years. Officer Valadez earned a department commendation and 22 honorable mentions.

Supt. Jody Weis, who spent early Monday morning at the hospital and returned later as Officer Valadez was removed from life support, called him a "great officer''.

He is survived by his parents, sister, brother, and girlfriend. His siblings and girlfriend also serve with the Chicago Police Department.

He and his girl friend are expecting a son.


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On Sept. 9, 2009, Alex's finacee Chicago Police Officer Christina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby boy, Alejandro Valadez Jr.


In October, the Chicago Police Department retired Valadez's badge. It is the 465th badge in the Honored Star Case.


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A special thank you to
Scott McManimen for sponsoring Alex's
memorial site. I appreciate
this very much!


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Special thanks to Greg Kimberley for
adding great photos of Alejandro's grave
marker. I appreciate this very much.



 
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Memorial Park
Stickney
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec G; Southeast Quadrant of Elmwood Section
 
Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37817390
Alejandro Alex Valadez, Sr
Added by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
 
Alejandro Alex Valadez, Sr
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Alejandro Alex Valadez, Sr
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