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Proviso Probe

Friday, October 13, 2006

OBIT, Jose Montoya [H, D89]

Hillside police officer and District 89 board member Jose Montoya is dead.

More information to follow.

[UPDATE: Proviso Insider:
The Insider has learned that Hillside Police Lt. Jose P. Montoya, 48, a Melrose Park resident, and school district 89 board member, died on Friday, October 13, 2006 from an apparent accidental shooting. Sources tell Insider that Montoya was cleaning his duty weapon in the garage of his Melrose Park home when he accidentally shot himself in the chest. Montoya apparently died at approximately 3pm, and was discovered by his wife when she came home from work. Montoya leaves behind his wife, parents, children, a brother and a host of friends. Funeral arrangements are pending.

[Other sources have said the shooting was a suicide.]

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