Ella French Biography – Wiki
Ella French, the police officer killed during a weekend traffic stop in Chicago was a woman with three years in the force, according to police and social media.
French, who has yet to be identified by city officials, had been with the Chicago Police Department since April 2018, said CPD Superintendent David Brown. Brown said French’s mother requested that his name not be released.
Ella French has killed at the age of 29-years-old.
Shot & killed
The cop killed during a weekend traffic stop in Chicago was a 29-year-old woman with three years in the force, according to police and social media.
Ella French was identified by the Fraternal Order of Chicago Police in a Facebook post-Sunday morning, hours after city officials said she and another officer were hit by gunfire on the city’s south side.
“Officer Ella French was killed while making a traffic stop with her associates,” according to the publication on the Chicago page of FOP Lodge No. 7, the city’s largest police union.
The other police officer shot is fighting for his life at the hospital, authorities said.
According to police reports, French and two other officers had just stopped a vehicle on 63rd Street and Bell Avenue when one of its three passengers began shooting. The officers returned fire, injuring one of the passengers, while the two policemen were shot.
The three suspects were detained, but their names have not been released. One member of the group had a robbery on his criminal record in 2019, which “is not extensive,” Brown told reporters.
“It appears that none of the three offenders have an extensive [criminal] record,” he said.
French is the first Chicago police officer to be killed since Lightfoot became the city’s mayor in 2019, but city cops have faced a wave of gunfire in the past two years.
Thirty-eight officers have been shot or shot so far in 2021, according to CPD statistics.