9 jaw-dropping Chicago Fire, Med and PD deaths that left us heartbroken

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Right Thing" Episode 1004 -- Pictured: Jimmy Nicholas as Chief Hawkins -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Right Thing" Episode 1004 -- Pictured: Jimmy Nicholas as Chief Hawkins -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Devil’s Bargain” Episode 605 — Pictured: Yuri Sardarov as Otis — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

How did Otis die on Chicago Fire?

In the season 8 premiere, “Sacred Ground,” Chicago Fire picked up where the previous season had ended with 51 in danger while responding to a mattress factory fire. When the boiler exploded, the floor above it collapsed creating an intense moment that left the lives of each responding member of 51 up in the air.

When the dust settled, Cruz (Joe Minoso) discovered an unresponsive and massively burned Otis (Yuri Sardarov). Otis was rushed to the hospital where he eventually succumbs to his injuries, after an emotional goodbye with his long-time best friend, Cruz.

Why it Made Us Ugly Cry: As Chicago Fire has proven to us in the past, it’s not opposed to killing off beloved members of the cast to show the great lengths first responders go to every day to save the lives they vow to serve and protect. Still, nothing quite prepared us when the moment came to say goodbye to Otis, who had long been the heart of 51.

There wasn’t a dry eye in sight when Otis slipped away after Cruz’s emotional goodbye. Then when we discovered Otis’s last words to Cruz were  “Brother, I will be with you always,” there was no stopping the tears that followed.

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Josh Segarra as Justin Voight on Chicago PD. Photo Credit: Screenshot/Courtesy of NBC. /

How did Justin Voight die on Chicago PD?

In an attempt to help a friend caught in a dangerous predicament, Justin (Josh Segarra) wound up in the crosshairs and ultimately paid the ultimate price.

Shortly after his friend was found murdered, Voight and Lindsay (Sophia Bush) discovered Justin in the trunk of a car in grave condition after being shot in the head. Justin was later taken to Med where he was put on life support, leaving his family to make the difficult decision to pull the plug and let him go.

Why it Made Us Ugly Cry: To be honest if Justin’s death had come earlier in the series it wouldn’t have been quite as shocking given he wasn’t exactly on the straight and narrow when we first met him. What made his death so heartbreaking was that it occurred just when Justin had managed to turn his life around and start a family of his own.

Just when it seemed Justin could put his past behind him and made serious progress in cleaning up his act, his life came to an end –and all while just trying to help his friend.

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