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Photo Gallery: Procession For Champaign Officer Chris Oberheim

Procession for fallen Champaign officer Chris Oberheim passes in front of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign north campus and OSF HealthCare in Urbana around 1:52 pm, headed to downtown Champaign.

URBANA – Many people lined up to honor a fallen Champaign police officer during a procession from Urbana to Decatur. Authorities say a gunman killed 44-year-old Officer Chris Oberheim during a shootout at an apartment complex early Wednesday. Here are pictures and video images from the procession to honor Oberheim on Thursday.

The hearse carrying the body of fallen officer Chris Oberheim is saluted by Champaign police officers as it passes by Champaign Police headquarters.

The scene at University and First. Officers lining up in preparation for the processional outside Champaign Police Headquarters, under a large US flag suspended between two Champaign Fire Department ladder trucks.
Marilyn Payton Wright of the OSF HealthCare Hospital’s environmental services watched solemnly.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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