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Off-duty CPD officer dies riding motorcycle in SW suburbs

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A veteran Chicago Police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday evening in the southwest suburbs.

The 44-year-old sergeant -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Jean-Pierre Borja -- was merging onto northbound La Grange Road from Archer Avenue near Willow Springs about 6:50 p.m. Sunday, a suburban police source said.

As he merged, the 21-year veteran suffered an apparent heart attack, Chicago Police said. He was able to move out of traffic and slow down his motorcycle before laying the bike on its side to avoid injuring others. Borja was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy Monday found Borja, of the 5300 block of South Newland Avenue, died of multiple injuries from the motorcycle crash and ruled his death an accident, according to the medical examiner's office.

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