Luis Duarte /Go Fund Me

Wounded Cicero Cop Is Focus Of Online Fundraiser

September 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm

CICERO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Cicero Police Department is asking the public to help an officer who was shot in the line of duty.

Late Sunday night, Cicero Police tweeted out a link to a new GoFundMe page for Cicero Officer Luis Duarte, who was shot several times while attempting to conduct a traffic stop Sept. 13 near Chicago’s Southwest Side.  

Cicero Police say the 31-year-old Duarte has a long road to recovery. They say in addition to multiple surgeries to remove bullets and fragments from his body, the doctors placed metal rods in his right leg to repair the bones that were shattered by bullets.

Duarte has a wife and a 10-year-old son.