Hero Down: Hoffman Estates Police Officer David Domin Killed In Motorcycle Crash
South Barrington, IL – Hoffman Estates Police Department (HEPD) Officer David Domin was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Monday.
The 49-year-old officer was riding his 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Illinois Route 59 at approximately 12:25 p.m., when he collided with a 2006 Chevrolet van near Arboretum Drive, the South Barrington Police Department (SBPD) told the Chicago Sun Times.
Officer Domin was rushed to St. Alexius Medical Center, where he died of his injuries at 2:32 p.m.
The 33-year-old male driver of the van was not injured in the crash.
The medical examiner’s office concluded that Officer Domin died of multiple injuries, and ruled his death as an accident.
According to the preliminary investigative report, Officer Domin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, South Barrington Police Chief Thomas Roman told the Daily Herald.
The exact cause of the fatal collision remains under investigation, and no citations have been issued, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Prior to his 23-year law enforcement career, Officer Domin served over seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps, according to his obituary.
He earned a criminal justice degree at Harper College in 1993, then went on to spend over two decades serving the HEPD.
Officer Domin worked as an investigator and as a tactical officer during his time with the department, the HEPD said in a press release on Tuesday.
“Dave will be deeply missed and leaves behind many friends with fond memories,” the press release read. “The Hoffman Estates Police Department would like to thank everyone for the support they have shown during this tough time.”
Officer Domin leaves behind “the love of his life,” Carla, as well as his parents, brothers, nieces, and nephews, according to his obituary.
He will be laid to rest on Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hoffman Estates Police Department Officer David Domin, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.