Female Officer, 29, Killed During Chicago Traffic Stop Shooting

Ella French
Joliet PD

A female Chicago police officer was shot and killed Saturday just after 9 p.m. in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

UPDATE: The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP): Chicago Lodge 7 identified the deceased Chicago police officer as 29-year-old Ella French. The FOP noted she “was murdered while conducting a traffic stop with her partners.” FOP added, “Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and co-workers.”

Breitbart News reported the female officer and a male officer were shot during a traffic stop.

The Chicago Tribune pointed out three suspects, two males and a female, were in the car the officers had stopped and at least one of the three opened fire on the officers. The female officer was killed and the male officer was hospitalized.

The Herald & Review noted the officers were able to return fire, wounding one of the suspects.

On Sunday morning, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown held a press conference on the shooting of the officers and said the identity of the deceased would not be released until her family had been apprised of what had happened.

Saturday night’s attack on the police officers “marks the 27th time a Chicago police officer has been shot at this year and the 11th time an officer has actually been shot,” ABC 7 explained.

Chicago, like all of Illinois, has a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, and a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card requirement for all would-be gun purchasers and/or possessors. The process for getting a FOID card involves a background check.

Moreover, Chicago is located in Cook County, which has an “assault weapon” ban.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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