Family, friends say goodbye to 'loved and respected' crash victim
The husband and daughter of Chicago police dispatcher Marciea Adkins at her funeral Thursday at St. Josaphat Church on North Southport Avenue in Chicago. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)
Marciea Adkins, 42, was on her way home from work Sunday morning in the Bucktown neighborhood when a stolen car, allegedly being driven by 16-year-old Marquis Harrison, crashed into her vehicle while it was being chased by police.
Adkins and her husband William, who works as a Chicago fire dispatcher, have an 8-year-old daughter. Funeral services were held at St. Josaphat Church on North Southport Avenue.
"Marciea Adkins was loved and respected by all those who knew her and was an integral member of the ... police 911 dispatch team," the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications said in a statement announcing a memorial fund for the family at Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union. Anyone interested in donating can call 312-726-8814.