Thursday, April 20, 2023 marked the 31-year anniversary of the killing of West Chicago Police Department’s Michael A. Browning.
On Monday, April 20, 1992, Patrolman Browning was killed after responding to a burglary at an automobile dealership. After exiting his patrol car and drawing his weapon, the suspect drove through the dealership’s showroom in a stolen vehicle and struck Browning.
Browning had served as an officer with the West Chicago Police Department for only five months. Prior to being sworn in as an officer he had served as a cadet for two years.
The City remembers Patrolman Browning’s sacrifice through a decorative memorial installed in his, and other Officers, honor. The memorial is on public display within the West Chicago Police Department’s lobby, where it is viewed daily by fellow Officers and the public, and serves as a meaningful reminder of the sacrifices that are made by Police Officers to keep our communities safe.