Illinois State Police District 16 Captain Carl Heinz joined the WROK Morning Show on Friday to discuss the recent spate of troopers being killed on Illinois' highways.

Distracted driving, driving too fast for work zone conditions, fatigued driving and more have all combined to make Illinois' highways a lot deadlier for law enforcement officers, especially in recent months.

ISP Captain Carl Heinz shared his thoughts on keeping police safer on the roads, the upcoming distracted driving awareness week, and careers in the field of law enforcement: