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Cook County correctional officer killed in hit-and-run

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
by HUNTER CLAUSS AND LEEANN SHELTON

A Cook County correctional officer died after being hit by a van and a sheriff’s car Wednesday night outside the county jail, officials said

“They need to turn themselves in,” said the woman’s sister, Andrell Bostic, 28, as tears welled in her eyes. “They took a great person’s life. . . She’s all we had. It’s just not real.” 

The correctional officer died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Friends, family and co-workers lined up outside the hospital as the woman’s body, wrapped in white blanket, was wheeled to an ambulance. She was taken to the county medical examiner’s office. 

“She was a great person — a very loving person,” said her husband, James Jones, who had been married to his wife for seven years but knew her for 25 years.

Jones said he had just been laid off as a security guard and softball coach at Michele Clark High School. But she wanted to make sure she continued working to keep her family together, especially since her mother died from cancer three years ago. 

“She was all about family time,” he said, adding that she loved being with her 6-year-old daughter.

Bostic-Jones also loved sports.

“She was swimming everyday,” he said. “She loved biking, motorcycles and sports.” 

She was even looking forward to watching the Summer Olympics at their home in Plainfield. 

“It’s just unbelievable,” said a former co-worker who asked not to be named. 

The tearful woman also complained that officials should have done more to make the road near the jail safe.

“It’s dangerous,” said the woman. “It’s dark, and no one does anything to make people slow down.”

Police said they are searching for a van with the Illinois license plate of H941017 or a similar combination.

The van possibly has damage to the headlights, front end and right side, according to an alert issued by police.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.



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