Eric Lurry Death Dead – Eric Lurry Obituary: Cause of Death
A cop shunned by the police department after he did the right thing. Thank you Sargent Esqueda for being a good cop and calling out the bad ones. For shame
and your bullsh*t and this blue wall of silence. Rest In Peace Eric Lurry
A cop shunned by the police department after he did the right thing. Thank you Sargent Esqueda for being a good cop and calling out the bad ones. For shame @JolietPolice and your bullsh*t and this blue wall of silence. Rest In Peace Eric Lurry
— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) July 13, 2020
The Joliet Police Department’s role in the controversial late January in-custody death of a 37-year-old Black man, Eric Lurry, has drawn national attention, and Police Chief Al Roechner has responded by putting by whistleblower Sgt. Javier Esqueda on desk duty and launching a criminal investigation against him. This week, Lucasfilm- yes, the filmmakers of Star Wars — is coming out in support of Sgt. Esqueda, Joliet Patch has learned in another exclusive.
Lucasfilm mailed a one-page letter to Sgt. Esqueda that you can read in its entirely at the bottom of this Joliet Patch article, along with several Star Wars autographs and action figures.
Part of the letter from Lucasfilm reads: “Hello Javier, we were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic death of Eric Lurry and the resulting actions taken against you for uncovering the unspeakable circumstances to led to his death. Once we learned that you are also a member of the 501st Legion — and hence an extended member of the Lucasfilm family —we felt compelled to reach out to offer our unwavering support to you and your own family.”
Esqueda is a 27-year veteran of the Joliet Police Department, and he’s a field training officer for rookie cops. He is well-regarded and highly respected in the Joliet community. As it stands, Roechner and his upper police administration are focusing on punishing him for his role in drawing national attention to the controversial death of Lurry.