COLLINSVILLE – November 30, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the passing of Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage, 32, of Highland who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.
“The loss of Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage is a tragic reminder of the danger our sworn officers face every day as they enforce the law and make all of us safer.
“It is important that motorists always take every precaution to ensure our roads are as safe as possible for everyone.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Deatherage during this very difficult time.”