Trooper Lambert CeremonyIllinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert was assisting in a traffic accident on the Tri-State Tollway in January when he was struck by a speeding motorist and killed. A five-year member of the State Police, Trooper Lambert was traveling home to Highland Park when the crash occurred.

A ceremony this week at the newly finished Illinois State Police Memorial Park honored Trooper Lambert’s service to the people of Illinois.

“Trooper Lambert’s selfless sacrifice toward ensuring the safety of Illinoisans is why we are all here today,” said State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who attended this week's ceremony. “In the months and years ahead, let us never forget the thousands of Illinois State Police officers and others in law enforcement who get up every day in the service of their fellow Illinoisans.”

Trooper Lambert’s family was in attendance at the ceremony in which his name was unveiled on a memorial wall.

“Trooper Christopher Lambert, wherever you are, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice, for your service to our country, to our state and our citizens,” said Brendan Kelly, Acting Director of the Illinois State Police.

Earlier this year, Senator Morrison led the Senate in honoring Trooper Lambert on the Senate floor and offered a moment of silence in his honor.

Listen to Senator Morrison’s dedication here

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