Funeral held Tuesday for Illinois trooper

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Palos Heights, Ill. (AP) -- A large crowd of mourners is expected at a Palos Heights church for funeral for a 28-year-old Illinois State Police Trooper who was killed in a fiery wreck.

 

Tuesday's funeral for James Sauter (SOW'-tur) begins at 11 a.m. at Morraine Valley Church.

 

The trooper from Vernon Hills was pronounced dead last week after a semi-truck hit his squad car as it idled along the side of Interstate 294.

 

Sauter became a trooper in 2008.

 

A visitation was held Monday.

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