CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the crash last night that claimed the life of Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter.
“Today the entire state of Illinois mourns the loss of Trooper James Sauter, who worked tirelessly to protect the people of our state. Illinois is a safer and better place thanks to his bravery and commitment to public safety.
"Trooper Sauter’s untimely passing is a tragic reminder of the dangers our sworn officers face every day in the line of duty.
“I send my condolences to the family and friends of Trooper James Sauter. They are in our thoughts and prayers during these most difficult of times.”