On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Officer Jennifer Jacobucci was returning to her assignment at O’Hare Airport after completing station assignment at Headquarters. While traveling westbound on I-90 she observed thick black smoke just off the expressway. As she approached, she monitored the zone radio where she learned there was a house fire on the 2700 block of Campbell and immediately responded. Officer Jacobucci notified the zone that she was on scene and soon learned that the fire was spreading to the building next door. Without hesitation, Officer Jacobucci entered the three flat, quickly notifying residents to evacuate the building. After escorting a female with two dogs from the second floor and two females, a male and a dog from the first floor, she continued to clear the building room by room to ensure everyone made it out safely. She was later taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released for smoke inhalation.

Officer Jennifer Jacobucci is a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. She began her police career in the 015th District, later becoming a member of the Robbery/Burglary Mission Team, Tactical Team, Bike Patrol, the 004th District Bike Patrol and is currently assigned to Unit 050 Airport Law Enforcement North. Jennifer earned her MAP at Adler in Police Psychology in 2012 and has just completed her MEd at DePaul University focusing on Secondary Education. Jennifer is constantly looking for ways to improve the lives and relationships within the communities she serves.

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