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Why We Walk



Lt. Aaron Landers 

Home City: Saint Joseph, IL

Crash Anniversary: August 22, 2021

Lt. Aaron Landers, a member of the University of Illinois Police Department, was killed while off duty when an impaired driver crashed into his motorcycle on August 22, 2021. Lt. Landers was a long-time member of the University of Illinois Bomb Squad, most recently as its commander. In 2020, he was named as the supervisor of the department's new Community Outreach and Support Team, which is tasked with providing educational programming for the campus community, support resources, community engagement, and mental health crisis intervention. Prior to that, Landers worked on patrol and was a member of the departments Crisis Intervention Team.

This walk will honor Lt. Landers and will raise awareness on the 100% preventable crime of drunk and impaired driving.