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ISP Trooper Ryan Albin, 37, killed, his K-9 partner injured in crash on I-74 near Farmer City, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:36am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ISP trooper killed in crash near Farmer City

The crash happened at mile post 155 at about 3:30 p.m.  According to the preliminary investigation, an ISP squad car and 2014 Freightliner commercial motor vehicle were involved in a crash while in slowed/stopped traffic near a construction zone. 

Illinois State Police trooper dies following crash along I-74

Police say Albin’s canine partner Biko was in the rear of his police vehicle. The dog was taken to a veterinarian’s office with what were described as minor injuries.

Trooper killed in I-74 crash mourned; services set at Blue Ridge HS

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City. 

Gov. orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen trooper

The order was given by Governor Bruce Rauner, and affects all individuals and entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act, according to Illinois Department of Central Management Services officials. 

'He will always be with us'

Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said "Ryan was one of the best of us" and that he "will be missed, but he will always be with us."   

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