CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is praising the dedication of a Chicago pediatrician who was killed in Afghanistan, calling his death tragic and his work selfless.
Dr. Jerry Umanos (oo-MAHN'-ohs) was among three Americans slain when an Afghan security guard opened fire at Cure International Hospital in Kabul.
Quinn says he was saddened by the news and calls Umanos "a kind-hearted and selfless man who for years sacrificed the comforts of home to serve those in need overseas."
The governor says Umanos "helped countless people throughout his lifetime" — both in Chicago and around the world.
Umanos was volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and treat children, periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city's southwest side.