Items tagged: Chief of Police Anthony Cobb

The Honorary Christopher Oberheim Avenue Street Sign to be Unveiled Tuesday, July 27, in Public Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m., the City of Champaign invites the community to attend the unveiling of the street sign that designates University Avenue, between Neil Street and Chestnut Street, as Honorary Christopher Oberheim Avenue. Officer Oberheim was tragically killed in the line of duty on May 19, 2021, and the Champaign City […]

Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Issues Statement on Fallen Officer

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I announce Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, 44, badge number 703, passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. Officer Oberheim was struck by gunfire while responding to a domestic disturbance. His only intention was to serve, protect and help provide care before he was senselessly […]