Chicago police officer found dead inside South Side home

Paramedics found Titus Moore, 46, unresponsive Tuesday morning in the 9400 block of South Wabash Avenue.

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Police and firefighters salute a procession at the Cook County medical examiner’s office at 2121 W. Harrison St., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Police and firefighters salute a procession at the Cook County medical examiner’s office at 2121 W. Harrison St., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

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Authorities are investigating the cause of death of a Chicago police officer who was found unresponsive in his South Side home Tuesday morning.

Paramedics found the officer unresponsive in the 9400 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. He was pronounced dead on the scene about 11:10 a.m.

The officer was identified as Titus Moore, 46, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

His cause of death has not been determined. Autopsy results are expected to be released Wednesday afternoon.

Moore worked in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said. City records show Moore worked as a Field Training Officer, in charge of training new police academy graduates. Records show Moore was hired by the CPD in 2006.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Chicago Police Department learned today that an active department member passed away,” 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.”

Police said they are conducting a death investigation.

As is customary when a police officer dies, a procession took Moore’s body to the medical examiner’s officer’s office on the Near West Side.

Police officers and firefighters observe a procession near the Cook County medical examiner’s office on the Near West Side after Chicago police officer was found dead inside his home Nov. 24 on the South Side.

Police officers and firefighters observe a procession near the Cook County medical examiner’s office on the Near West Side after Chicago police officer was found dead inside his home Nov. 24 on the South Side.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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