Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg Murdered at 43
Chicago, IL—Thor Soderberg was a police academy instructor currently assigned to deal with South side Chicago gangs and violence. Late this afternoon while leaving a police building a local thug snatched Soderberg’s service pistol and shot him in the head killing him.
The offender attempted an armed robbery nearby with the gun and was shot and wounded by other officers. The suspect has non-life threatening wounds. The yet to be identified thug reportedly has an extensive criminal record of mostly drug related crimes.
Soderberg leaves a wife and many friends who are devastated by this despicable and cowardly and racist driven act.
My thoughts tonight are with departed role model, his family and friends.