Chicago officer found dead in South Side home, cause under investigation

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CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer’s death is under investigation after he was found dead inside his South Side home Tuesday morning.

The officer identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as 46-year-old Titus Moore was found unresponsive at his home in the West Chesterfield neighborhood around 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chicago police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and police said there were no signs of trauma.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Chicago Police Department learned today that an active department member passed away,” CPD Superintendent David Brown said in a statement. “I ask that you keep his family in your prayers, and I offer my sincerest condolences to his loved ones and co-workers.”

Sources told WGN News Moore was a field training officer and had also tested positive for COVID-19, although police did not confirm this Tuesday night. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

After the body was discovered, a procession of law enforcement vehicles escorted Moore’s remains from his home to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on the West Side Tuesday afternoon.

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