Carbondale-Born Officer Dies in Police Pursuit in Brooklyn

Carbondale-Born Officer Dies in Police Pursuit in Brooklyn

Photo via Brooklyn Police Department Illinois Facebook page.

BROOKLYN, Ill. – Funeral services will take place Saturday for 24-year-old Brooklyn, IL Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr., originally from Carbondale

According to a release, Pierce died last Wednesday after trying to stop a car from fleeing from police. Pierce was attempting to set up a roadblock to stop the car on the McKinley Bridge in the Venice, IL area when he was fatally struck by a Dodge Charger, which was involved in a pursuit originating in Brooklyn.

Services for Officer Pierce will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the college. A First Responders Walk-Though will be held at 6 p.m. Friday during the visitation.

Masks are required for those attending the visitation or service to wear a mask. Interment will be at Blairsville Cemetery in Blairsville, IL.

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