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Killed In The Line Of Duty 17 Years Ago, Officer Brian Strouse To Be Honored In Pilsen

The ceremony honoring the fallen officer will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of 18th Place and Loomis.

Memorial roll call will commemorate Officer Brian Strouse killed 17 years ago in Pilsen.
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PILSEN— On Thursday evening, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will honor Officer Brian Strouse, who was killed in the line of duty 17 years ago in Pilsen.

Ald. Danny Solis (25th), Fire Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio, and 12th District Commander Stephen Chun will join the foundation in commemorating Strouse’s death with a CPD roll call at the corner of 18th Place and Loomis at 5 p.m.

In 2001, Strouse was working gang surveillance when he was fatally shot, according to the Tribune.

Strouse was a Chicago Police officer for six years as well as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, according to a memorial page remembering the officer.

The Brian Strouse Memorial Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor in 2011. The scholarship is awarded to the daughter or son of a Chicago Police officer.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring police officers. The foundation also provides support and financial assistance to families of CPD officers killed or injured on the line of duty.