Illinois State Trooper’s Death in Chicago Ruled Suicide

CHICAGO (AP) – The death of an Illinois State Police trooper on a Chicago expressway has been ruled a suicide.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday that an autopsy found 35-year-old District Chicago Trooper Gerald Mason died of a gunshot wound to the head a day earlier.

The 11-year state police veteran died shortly after the Friday 2 p.m. shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city’s South Side.

The trooper’s mother told the Chicago Sun-Times that her son had always wanted to be an officer ever since he was a toddler.