Saturday, March 21, 2009

23rd District Officer Killed While Off-Duty

Second City Cop reports some very sad news: "The 23rd District Tact Unit regrets to announce that PO Cameron KARSHNA was killed 20 Mar 09 in a fatal traffic crash. Cameron served in the unit over 4 years. He was presently IOD from injuries sustained from fighting with a prisoner in the tact office and was returning home from rehab when the tragedy occurred. The Tact Unit would like to express sincere thanks to the 16th District, the CFD, the Niles PD & FD and the staff of Lutheran General Hosp. who showed such great care and compassion in handling this incident. God Bless you all. Robert H. Stasch, Tactical Lieutenant, 23rd District"

Update: "The 23rd District Tactical Unit has established a Memorial Fund to benefit the Police Chaplain's Ministry in the name of PO Cameron KARSHNA. Anyone who wishes to make a donation in Cameron's name can do so by forwarding their donation to:

Police Chaplain's Ministry, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Robert H. Stasch, Tactical Lieutenant, 23rd District"


  1. Please send condolences and thoughts to the police station:

    The Karshia family
    3600 N. Halsted
    Chicago,IL 60613

  2. To the Karshia family my you find peace in this time. Thank you for raising a Man who served our community. Every member Police and Fire that do their job with Pride are Blessings from above. God Bless

  3. Now if only our Superintendent of Police could have found the time to stop by and pay his respects......