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Ella French biography: 13 things about Chicago cop

Ella French (©Chicago Police Department)
Ella French (©Chicago Police Department)

Ella Grace French was a police officer in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lived in Waukegan, Illinois. (a)
  2. She was not married and had no children. (b)
  3. Her older brother Andrew French is an Iraq War veteran. (b)
  4. She was a humanitarian and a proponent of therapy or social services over more jail time, according to Andrew. (b)
  5. She was confident, fearless and courageous, according to Chicago Police Department officer Erica Hernandez, her friend and former partner on the force. (c)
  6. She loved to travel with her mother. (b)
  7. In April 2018, she joined the Chicago Police Department. (b)
  8. She was assigned to the Chicago Police Department’s community safety team working with the gun task force. (d)
  9. In 2018, her annual salary was $32,052. It increased to $62,419 in 2019 and $73,136 in 2020. (e)
  10. On July 1, 2021, she rushed a one-month-old child named Terriana Smith to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Smith was one of the seven people wounded in a mass shooting in Englewood, Chicago. (f)
  11. On August 7, 2021, she was fatally shot by Emonte M. Morgan during a traffic stop in West Englewood, Chicago. (b) (c)
  12. She died at the age of 29. (b)
  13. She is the fifth female Chicago Police Department officer to be killed while on duty. (d)



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