The brother of slain Chicago cop Ella French says his sister joined the force because “she wanted to do good for the world,” according to a report.
“You know I never questioned it. Same thing that she never questioned me to join the army ”, Andrew French told the Chicago Sun-Times on Facebook.
“… My sister is a bada—. She always wanted to make a difference… but it was possible, ”added the grieving brother in his message to the newspaper on Sunday evening. “I was never surprised when she said she was going to be sheriff and then cop. It made sense.
Ella French, 29, was shot and killed and her partner seriously injured after stopping a car on the south side of town on Saturday.
Emonte Morgan, 21, and his brother Eric Morgan, 22, both convicted of felons, have been charged in the blatant attack.
Andrew said his adoptive mother and Ella’s gave them all she could while she was raising them – instilling in them the values of kindness and helping others in need.
“She raised us to be of service. Take care of. Have integrity, ”wrote Andrew, who noted
that her sister was not married and had no children.
French had recently bought a new home in the Parkview neighborhood on the southwest side, the Sun-Times reported, citing city archives.
The neighbor of the deceased police officer said he was shocked to learn that the deceased officer was the same “decent person” who lived next door.
“It… breaks my heart there,” the 62-year-old resident, who identified himself only as Johnny, told the newspaper. “She literally just moved in.”
The last Chicago police officers to die in the line of duty were Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo, who were struck by a train in December 2018 while chasing a man with a gun, the newspaper reported.
A month earlier, Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot dead while responding to a shooting at a hospital. Three other people, including the shooter, also died.