As we approach the first anniversary of the tragic death of Officer Christopher Oberheim, the Champaign Police Department is proud to announce the completion of a memorial squad car design in his memory. Officer Oberheim’s duty vehicle, Squad 57, has been redesigned to honor the life and legacy of our fallen hero. The memorial design will remain on the vehicle until May of 2023.
This week, the memorial car made the 700-mile trek along with representatives from the Department to be present in Washington, D.C. as Officer Oberheim’s name is forever inscribed in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Due to the importance of the national memorial, local events related to #NationalPoliceWeek will be held in the week of May 16, with a Police Employee Awards Ceremony taking place on May 18 and a Police Memorial Ceremony taking place on May 20. The Oberheim memorial car will be on public display at the Champaign Police Department following its return.