Rockford Officer Killed After Traffic Stop Shooting

The Rockford Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Rockford Police Department Investigations Bureau

Rockford officer killed, another hurt in crash, possible shooting

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said the officer had been with the department for about a year.

Cox was hurried to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he was articulated dead, O'Shea said.

The Rockford Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551815-966-2900 or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867. "Continue supporting us, pray for Jaimie, pray for his wife, pray for his family, and pray for us as we get through this hard time".

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Shortly after, investigators say the officer made a radio transmission saying he needed assistance. Inside the vehicle, investigators tell 23 News a body was found.

Another person was also found dead inside the vehicle, according to police.

Responding officers found a one-vehicle crash about two blocks north of where the initial traffic stop happened, O'Shea said.

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Rockford police have not released the cause of death but they believe a shooting occurred. Chief Dan O'Shea has not said if the officer died of a gunshot wound.

Rockford police have not confirmed if the suspect did in fact take Cox's gun. He was a graduate of Hononegah High School and Northern Illinois University.

Prior to joining the Rockford PD, Cox served as part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Cox was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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The area around State Street, Alpine Road, Dawn Avenue, and Turner Street are blocked off as the investigation continues.

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