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Full Text of SJR0043  102nd General Assembly

SJ0043 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, It is highly fitting that the Illinois General
3Assembly pays honor and respect to those individuals who have
4given their lives in service to their communities; and
 
5    WHEREAS, On May 19, 2021, at approximately 3:20 a.m.,
6Champaign Police Officer Christopher Oberheim, badge number
7703, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic
8disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of
9North Neil Street; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Officer Oberheim was born in Decatur on October
1131, 1976; and
 
12    WHEREAS, Officer Oberheim began his career in law
13enforcement at the Decatur Police Department in 2000, where he
14quickly became a respected officer who led by quiet example
15and maintained a sense of humility even when receiving
16recognition for his heroic actions; he always looked forward
17to playing in the annual PBPA State Softball Tournament and
18making memories with his fellow officers, whose friendships he
19treasured; and
 
20    WHEREAS, Officer Oberheim transferred to the Champaign
21Police Department in 2008, where he continued to protect and

 

 

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1serve his community; during his tenure, he received two Medals
2of Valor for his courageous acts of selfless bravery; and
 
3    WHEREAS, Officer Oberheim was not only a police officer
4but also a son, brother, husband, father, beloved coach,
5trusted friend, and respected leader; he valued his family as
6his first priority, and his four daughters were his absolute
7pride and joy; he will be remembered for being a devoted public
8servant, a family tradition further continued by his younger
9brother and his cousin, who both serve as Decatur police
10officers; and
 
11    WHEREAS, At the time of his passing, Officer Oberheim was
12survived by his wife, Amber; his daughters, Hannah, Avery,
13Addison, and Aubree; his parents, Ted and Mary Ann Oberheim;
14his siblings, Greg (Michelle), Amy, Matt (Jennifer), Joe
15(Chelsea), and Sarah (Jason); his in-laws; and his nieces and
16nephews; therefore, be it
 
17    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
18ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
19REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate the
20section of I-72 between Decatur and Champaign as the "Officer
21Oberheim Memorial Highway"; and be it further
 
22    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation

 

 

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1is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
2State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
3giving notice of the name "Officer Oberheim Memorial Highway";
4and be it further
 
5    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Officer Oberheim and the Secretary
7of the Illinois Department of Transportation.