June 15, 2009 (CHICAGO) --A Chicago police officer who died last year will be honored as a fallen officer because of injuries he suffered on the job 15 years ago. Former officer Michael Robbins' survived that shooting and later ran for public office. His death last September had been ruled inconclusive. But the medical examiner's office re-opened the case and declared his death was related to the gunshot wounds he suffered during a gang ambush in 1994.
Police Superintendent Jody Weis on Monday said Robbins' police star will be retired in honor of his sacrifice.