CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) issued the following statement on the death of Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, who died after being shot by a suspect while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.

“The death of Officer Chris Oberheim is a heartbreaking tragedy. Officer Oberheim put his life on the line every day to protect and serve the Champaign-Urbana community with dignity and principle. We will never forget his sacrifice to keep us safe. My thoughts are with Officer Oberheim’s family, friends and loved ones, as well as the Champaign County Police Department as our community grieves the loss of this hero.”

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