Kyle Deatherage http://peoriapublicradio.org en Police across the state remember colleagues killed on duty http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-across-state-remember-colleagues-killed-duty <p></p><div>Police officers from across Illinois gathered in Springfield Thursday to honor colleagues killed in the line of duty. As IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, one officer was killed in 2012.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Monday after Thanksgiving, Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle </span>Deatherage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was patrolling on his motorcycle on Interstate 55, about 30 miles south of Springfield.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:03:52 +0000 Denise Molina 5005 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police across the state remember colleagues killed on duty Georgia truck driver charged in state trooper's death http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/georgia-truck-driver-charged-state-troopers-death <p></p><div>A Georgia truck driver has been charged in the death of an Illinois State Police trooper. Kyle Deatherage was killed last November when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors are charging Johnny Felton </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. of Georgia with reckless homicide.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say he was driving his semi north on I-55 near Litchfield when he allegedly hit and killed </span>Deatherige<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who had stopped another motorist. Chris </span>Matoush<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Montgomery County state's attorney.</span></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:23:01 +0000 Denise Molina 4488 at http://peoriapublicradio.org