CHICAGO (CBS) — Visitation and funeral arrangements have been made for James Sauter, the State Trooper who died Thursday night when a semi slammed into his police car on the shoulder of I-294, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Visitation for trooper Sauter will be on Monday starting at 3 p.m. at Moraine Valley Church , 6300 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. The funeral service will be at the church on Tuesday at 11 a.m.READ MORE: RealTime Weather Alert: Wet and Windy Through Monday Morning, Flooding Possible
James Sauter was 28-years-old. Friends and fellow troopers say he loved putting on the uniform every day.
“He is exactly what you want a police officer and a trooper to be: kind, considerate, brave,” said State Police Commander Joe Perez.
Sauter was killed Thursday night in a fiery crash on the Tri-State Tollway in north suburban Northbrook.READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot In Vehicle On Kedzie Avenue In East Garfield Park, Go On To Crash In Humboldt Park With Child In Car