County honors life of slain police officer

Tuesday the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution honoring the life of Thomas E. Wortham IV, 30, a Chicago police officer who was gunned down May 19 during a botched robbery outside his parents’ home in the Chatham community. He had compl

Tuesday the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution honoring the life of Thomas E. Wortham IV, 30, a Chicago police officer who was gunned down May 19 during a botched robbery outside his parents’ home in the Chatham community. He had completed two tours in Iraq and was 1st Lieutenant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Accepting the resolution were, from left: his sister, Sandra; mother, Carolyn; County board President Todd H. Stroger; and the officer’s father, retired Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham III. Photo/Cook County

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