Items tagged: Chris Oberheim

City of Champaign Issues Statement Regarding Preliminary Findings of Investigation Into Officer Involved Shooting

The tragedy that unfolded during the early morning of May 19th that claimed the life of Police Officer Chris Oberheim has shaken our City organization and community and caused many to reflect on the dangers that all law enforcement officers face daily. The State’s Attorney’s preliminary findings regarding the investigation affirms that Officers Oberheim and […]

Officer Jeffrey Creel Recovering from Injuries Sustained in the Line of Duty

The Champaign Police Department is providing the name of the second officer who responded to the domestic disturbance call for service on May 19 in the 2400 block of North Neil Street. Officer Jeffrey Creel has been released from the hospital and is recovering. Shortly after arriving on scene, Officer Creel was shot three times […]

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 […]