The Village of South Holland is deeply saddened to announce the death of Police Sergeant Jeff DeYoung, a longtime, faithful employee of the Village.
Jeff was only 44 years old. He died peacefully in his sleep, of what appears to be natural causes.
Sergeant DeYoung had just completed 21 years of service to the Village of South Holland in December of 2021. He was promoted to the role of sergeant just months earlier.
He was born and raised in South Holland. His childhood home is located just around the corner from the Police Department building.
He leaves behind his wife Tracy and their two children, along with many family members who are residents or natives of South Holland.
“Jeff was an incredibly valuable member of our team,” says Police Chief Shawn Staples. “Not only was he a terrific police officer, but he was well respected by his fellow officers and by South Holland residents alike. He was affable, thoughtful, and did his job well. We will miss him greatly.”
The Village sends its condolences to Jeff’s family, friends, and loved ones.
Details of Sergeant DeYoung’s memorial service will be announced as they become available.