Funeral for Oak Forest officer killed in crash; James Morrisy, 63, struck by vehicle on way to call

March 22, 2014 1:55:29 PM PDT
Funeral services were held Saturday for an Oak Forest police officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Sixty-three-year-old James Morrisy was on his way to a call on Monday when his squad car was struck by another vehicle.

He later died at the hospital.

Morrisy was a 30-year veteran of the force and the first officer to die in the line of duty in the department.

"He was the epitome of a police officer," said Joe Shuringa, Oak Forest Fire Department. He's been here for 34 years and loved every single minute of it. I mean his guys and his coworkers loved him just as much as he loved the job."

Morrisy was the longest-tenured patrolman in the department.

Police say the crash was an accident and no charges will be filed against the other driver.

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