Chicago, IL – On Thursday, a Deputy U.S. Marshal and K-9 of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force were shot during a fugitive operation. An ambulance from Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the location, and the Deputy and K-9 received medical treatment for their injuries.
"We are grateful to report that both our deputy and K-9 are doing well, however our K-9 is still in the ICU,” said U.S. Marshal LaDon Reynolds of the Northern District of Illinois. “All of us are praying for a full recovery, and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes."
The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force has become the central investigative base for a multitude of federal, state, and local agencies attempting to identify, locate, and apprehend dangerous wanted offenders in the greater Chicagoland area, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The task force focuses primarily on combating violent crime such as murder, sexual assault, rape, child pornography, robbery and aggravated assault. Through the assistance provided to state and local law enforcement agencies with community policing efforts, violent crime interdiction initiatives, and task force-led warrant roundups, the task force arrests more than 500 violent offenders each month.