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Community and law enforcement pay last respects to DeKalb County Deputy Christina Musil

Maria Gardner Lara
Police cars from throughout the region took part in the funeral procession for Deputy Christina Musil, April 4, 2024.

Hundreds of officers from across the region joined DeKalb community members in honoring Sheriff’s Deputy Christina Musil during visitation and funeral services held at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center.

Musil was killed last week when a truck struck her service vehicle, which was parked along a highway south of DeKalb.

DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan told the crowd at the services that he knows there is nothing he can say that can express the community’s great sense of loss.

"Deputy Christina Musil, you are a true hero," Sullivan said. "You will not be forgotten, and your memory will live on through your family and your brothers and sisters in blue."

Musil was a five-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. She leaves behind three young children. A fundraising site has been set up by Musil's family to benefit her children.

End of Watch Ceremony
audio courtesy of 13 WREX

A 44-year-old DeKalb man has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence and reckless homicide for the crash that killed Musil.

Image from 13 WREX livestream