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Friday, 31 August 2007

SPECIAL EVENT

The annual candlelight vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park will be held on 18 Sep. 07 at 1930 hours. All department members and their extended family are invited to attend as we honor the 520 individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of these heroes will be read aloud during this ceremony. Complimentary parking will be available in the Waldron Deck Parking Garage and the South Parking Lot of Soldier Field. Any individuals, who would like to volunteer, or to be a part of this ceremony, should contact Commander Frank Gross of the Special Events and Liaison Section for further information. Send your inquires to Frank.Gross@chicagopolice.org

MEETING NOTICE

The Emerald Society (Irish American Police Association) will hold its Annual Scholarship Night on Monday, 10 Sep. 07, at Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois, 1900 hours. All current members and new prospective members are encouraged to attend. Half way to Patricks Day will be celebrated with dinner and refreshments.

SPECIAL EVENT

A Couples Workshop will be held on Saturday, 6 Oct. 07 at the Education Training Division, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd. from 0745-1600 hours. The class size is limited to 10 couples wanting to improve their relationships. Breakfast and lunch provided. From more information call T.O. Tom Cline at 6-8310, ext. 164 or Chaplain Tori Wilson at 6-8458.

Enjoy a Cubs Game, Support a Worthy Cause

Wrigley Rooftops is hosting two dates for Cubs Games that will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This includes admission to a rooftop across from Wrigley Field and all the food and drink for the price of $100.00 per person.

This is a great opportunity to get together with some friends for a great time and at the same time help a great cause The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

Game #1: Wednesday, September 5th at 7:05PM vs the Dodgers

Game #2: Monday, September 10th at 2:20 PM vs the Cardinals

Kindly contact Kim LeFebvre at 773-960-3437 or cpdmemorial@wowway.com 

to reserve your spots.

Bluesilk Management

Macon Thomason, Principal

Chapel Hill, NC

July 31, 2007

Superintendent of Police, Chicago Police Department

3510 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL

Dear Superintendent:

I am writing to express my deep appreciation and thanks for the help provided to me by one of your officers, Andre Poston, during my visit to Chicago the week of July 14th.

Officer Poston was extremely courteous and helpful to a stranger from out of town, and in my opinion, represented the Chicago police department as a premier example of a large city law enforcement organization.

Furthermore, in a separate situation, the officers working the Chicago Theater area on the evening of July 14th were able to retrieve a friend's stolen cell phone from a thief who attempted to extort $100 for its return. Uniformed cops on the scene were able to identify the thief and apprehend the suspect and, most helpfully, return the phone to its owner at the scene.

I realize this seems like business as usual, but in this situation, your department came through in a small but serious moment. If possible, I would like the uniformed officers who collared the female suspect in the phone scam to be recognized as well as Officer Poston.

With sincere thanks,

Macon Thomason

4th District Officers Catch Sex Assault Offender, Earn Salute

SALUTE Area 2 Detective Division Salutes 4th District Police Officers:

P.O. L Ryan, P.O. A. Franklin, P.O. T. Anderson, P.O. S. Straka.

Assisting Officers: Sgt. A. Medina, Sgt. L. Thompson, P.O. J. McAllister, P.O. P. Hudson, P.O. P. Glinski and P.O. S. Zalinski.

On 6 Jul. 07, a 16 year old female was en route to school when she was attacked from behind and knocked to the ground by an unknown offender. The victim fought with her attacker and screamed for help as he repeatedly struck her head on the ground and touched her in a sexual manner. The offender released the victim and ran when an onlooker approached to help.

The victim was able to flag down Officers Ryan & Franklin and give them description of the offender. Officers Anderson & Straka were in the area and observed the offender a short distance away attempting to flee the scene.

All of the officers were able to apprehend the offender and place him under arrest. Due to the officers dedication and quick response, an offender was charged with Attempt Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

Thanks for job well done. Stay Safe.

Another One of Our Own Needs Our Help

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Like many, Tasha is a young parent, a young cop, who faces the biggest challenge of her life.  If you can, please help her in this fight.

As always,  Stay Safe.  And say a prayer for her.

MEETING NOTICES

The Chicago Police Lieutenants Association Oktoberfest general membership meeting will be held on 11 Sep. 07, at Mirabell Restaurant, 3454 W. Addison, at 1800 hours. All active and retired Lieutenants are welcome. Food and refreshments will be served.

MEETING NOTICES

The Emerald Society (Irish American Police Association) will hold its Annual Scholarship Night on Monday, 10 Sep. 07, at Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois, 1900 hours. All current members and new prospective members are encouraged to attend. Half way to St. Patricks Day will be celebrated with dinner and refreshments.

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SPECIAL NOTICE

On Saturday, 8 September 2007, at hours a Public Auction of Abandoned Unclaimed Vehicles recovered by Chicago Police Department will be at the Police Pound #1, at 650 W. St. This includes approximately 150 vehicles & Confiscated vehicles which general public may purchase. All final, cash only. Vehicles to be sold IS”. No Department members may on the vehicles.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division Salutes Area 1 Midnight Gang Team Police Officers: P.O. M. Haleem, P.O. W. Wagner and P.O. R. Pacheco. On 17 Jun 07, the above officers monitored a flash message giving the description of the offenders and vehicle used in an armed robbery in the area of 48th and Hermitage. A short distance away, the officers observed the vehicle parked with the offenders close by. A foot chase ensued and the offenders placed in custody with a semiautomatic handgun recovered.

The investigation revealed one of the offenders was responsible for a previous robbery. Felony Review was notified and three offenders were charged with armed robbery and two additional armed robbery cases were cleared.

Due to the officers keen observation skills, coupled with their diligence in the investigation that followed, three offenders were charged with felonies and a handgun was removed from our city streets.

Thanks for a job well done.  Be safe.

21st District Officers' Work Nets BUNDLE of Marijuana

Submitted by Commander Howard W. Lodding of the 21st District :

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On 23 August 2007,

21st District Officers: Lt. Jarmusz, Sergeant Michael Bacardo, Sergeant Patrick Boyle and Police Officers: Joe Martis, Jalance O'Hunt, Lester Scott, William Maedor, Marc Jarocki, Michael Fergurson, Patrick Gillmore, Keiht Sinks, Kevin Sellers, Michael Kelly, Peter Amelio and Jose Cortes executed search warrants at 4122 and 4110 South Ellis with positive results.

A .380 caliber semi-automatic loaded handgun, a 12 gauge shot gun, cannabis (a controlled substance) and drug paraphernalia were recovered.

Because of their keen investigative skills dangerous weapons and drugs were removed from the streets of Chicago.

Job well done.  Stay safe.

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Area #5 Salute 15th District Officers

Area 5 Detective Division Salutes

15th District Police Officers: P.O. M. Guerin, P.O. A. Wyroba

On 30 May 07, a person was shot at 5466 W. Chicago. The investigation revealed the victim was shot due to an ongoing narcotics dispute. Through an informant, Officers Guerin & Wyroba were able to identify a witness to the shooting. Further, the Officers were able to locate this witness and persuade him to cooperate in identifying the offender. The offender was subsequently arrested and charged. Due to the officers working knowledge of gang and narcotic activity, a violent offender was charged with aggravated battery.

Thanks for a job well done.  Stay safe!

                      

   Alwaysremembered_400_2

John J. Prendergast---------------------1914

Patrick E. O’Malley--------------------1938

Anthony L. Creed------------------------1983

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Sergeant's Promotional Ceremony

Congratulations to the 50 newly promoted Sergeant's who will take part in a promotional ceremony at 0930 hours, 30 Aug 07 at the Skyline Theater on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand.  Good luck, stay focused and do it because you are the police.   Stay Safe!

DEATH NOTICE

Retired Police Officer Donald Lesniak, formerly assigned to the 1st District, passed away 26 August 2007. Waked at Modell Funeral Home, 5725 S. Pulaski, 29 Aug., 1500-2100 hours. St. Jude will meet at 1900 hours. Services St. Turibius Church, 5646 S. Karlov, 30 Aug., 0930 hours. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. * * * * * * * *

ARE YOU AWARE?

The Pipe and Drums of the Chicago Police Department welcomes all active Chicago Police Officers interested belonging to our band. Positions Color Guard, Bagpiper and Drummer are open. Bagpipe and drum instruction is offered within the band. The band practices at the Education and Training Division, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., every Tuesday at 1800 hours. All are welcomed. For more information contact Danny McGuire at (773) 582-4053 or John W. Ryan at (312) 617-4955. Learn more about our band at pdcpd.org.

SPECIAL EVENT

The annual candlelight vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park will be held on 18 Sep. 07 at 1930 hours. All department members and their extended family are invited to attend as we honor the 520 individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of these heroes will be read aloud during this ceremony. Complimentary parking will be available in the Waldron Deck Parking Garage and the South Parking Lot of Soldier Field. Any individuals, who would like to volunteer, or to be a part of this ceremony, should contact Commander Frank Gross of the Special Events and Liaison Section for further information. Send your inquires to Frank.Gross@chicagopolice.org

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

P.O. Zayas is Home. . . We Thank Him for His Service

I would just like to update everyone on P.O. Andres Zayas, 001. 

For those who may not know, Andres was activated and deployed to a remote location in Afghanistan. Andres returned to Chicago on 18 August 2007. He returned uninjured but tired.

I would like to thank everyone from the Department who furnished me with supplies to send to Andres. Andres’ unit was made up of members from all branches of the US military and NATO forces. The supplies we shipped over there not only helped our people but also helped armed forces members from the other NATO countries that were in the same situation as our people.

Thank you again for you help, thoughts, and prayers.

Please continue to keep our activated officers, our troops, and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, they will all be safely home soon.

Sgt. Frank Iglinski

Bureau of Patrol

SALUTE

Area Two Detective Division salutes 4TH District Police Officers: P.O. T. Almanza, P.O. J. Desmond, and CTA Special Employment Officers: P.O. P. Fox, P.O. J. Jaros, and P.O. S. Liarakos. 

On 27 May 07, an elderly man was robbed by an unknown offender. Officers Almanza and Desmond assigned to the 004th District conducted a canvass of the area and discovered a witness who provided them the name of the offender involved. Officers armed with this information contacted Area Two Detective Division and provided the subjects name. A photo array was conducted and the victim immediately identified the subject who robbed him. It was further learned that the Offender identified was involved in additional robberies.

On 5 Jul. 07 Officers Fox, Jaros, and Liarakos received information that the Offender involved in this robbery was currently at his residence. The officers armed with this information went to his residence and placed this subject into custody without incident. The Offender was subsequently charged with 2 Robberies and had an active warrant for Armed Robbery.

Due to the Officers dedication a violent criminal was removed from the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.  Stay safe.

Charter School to be named after Fallen Officer

Officer_marquez_2    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marquez (parents of fallen officer Donald Marquez) and the entire Marquez family would like to extend an invitation to the Chicago Police Department to join them in the dedication ceremony of a new charter school named in honor of Officer Donald Marquez.

Officer Marquez was killed in the line of duty in 2002.

The Officer Donald J. Marquez Charter School, located at 2916 W. 47th Street (2 blocks west of California) will be dedicated at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 30, 2007.

Please join Officer Marquez' family and friends as they celebrate his life of service and sacrifice by dedicating this facility in his honor.  This school is one of the first of its kind that will offer law enforcement related classes to its students.

All are welcome to attend.

Questions may be addressed to Officer Marquez' sister, Donna Marquez at donnamarquez8620@yahoo.com .

Monday, 27 August 2007

SPECIAL EVENT

Chicago’s Finest vs. Chicago’s Bravest Charity Baseball Game will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, 8 Sep. 07. A pre-game celebration will be held in Purple Lot beginning at 1030 hours and will include Canine, Mounted, D.A.R.E., CAPS, childrens activities & face painting. Gate F will open at 1130 hours and game time is 1300 hours.

Tickets available at Wrigley Field on game day, Gate F only, or from members of the Chicago Police & Fire Baseball teams.

For additional information go to www.chicagosfinestbaseball.com

or  www.chicagosbravestbaseball.com.

Chicago Officers to Be Recognized During 3rd Annual National CIT Conference

We would like to congratulate a Chicago Police Lieutenant and a Police Officer who will be presented with nationally-recognized awards for their exemplary work in the field of Crisis Intervention during the 3rd Annual CIT Conference.  This Conference will be held in Memphis, Tennessee August 28-30.

Receiving awards are:

Lt. Jeff Murphy--"CIT Coordinator of the Year" (Sam Cochran Award)

Officer Carrie Von Sagun(23rd District)-- "CIT Officer of the Year"

For background information on the role of CIT in modern policing and the conference itself, please read the following excerpts from the website.

"About CIT:

Communities large and small are seeking answers to managing crisis issues and crisis services. When changes are mandated, community collaborations and partnerships are the key. Advocates have long asserted that law enforcement personnel often do not receive adequate mental health training, resulting in ineffective and sometimes fatal encounters or outcomes.

In 1988, Memphis introduced the first Crisis Intervention Team as a vital component to the community's demand for safer first responder crisis services. CIT partnerships led to changes in existing systems and stimulated the development of new infrastructures for services/care. Suicide attempts and mental health crisis concerns are recognized as a priority. Crises are about people, about our community, our families, our friends, and our loved ones. CIT is built and founded on principals of dignity, understanding, kindness, hope and dedication. Suicide encounters and those crises relating to mental illnesses are about our community, our friends, loved ones, and us. It is a fundamental requirement that crisis services and care are present."

- Major Sam Cochran

Welcome!

The 3rd Annual CIT Conference in Memphis, Tennessee will build on two highly successful meetings in Columbus, Ohio and Orlando, Florida. Those in attendance praised the depth of presentations available! The program will examine the development, implementation, advancement and effectiveness of Crisis Intervention Teams and highlight innovative strategies for integrative approaches to the diversion of individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders from the criminal justice system.

Join your hosts Major Sam Cochran and Dr. Randy Dupont and previous conference moderators Michele Saunders and Lt. Mike Woody (ret.) in Memphis along with other national leaders for what promises to be another excellent meeting.

(Source: www.cit.memphis.edu , CIT informational website)

ARE YOU AWARE?

Effective immediately, the Chicago Police Department will be directly depositing all military supplemental / combat zone paychecks. Live checks will no longer be issued. Towards this end, members are directed to complete the Direct Deposit Payroll Program enrollment form prior to their military activation. Members must obtain a copy the Direct Deposit form through the CPD intranet under CPD Bureau Sites and select the Finance Divisions webpage.

The completed form is to be submitted to the Employee Resource Services Division (in addition to other required forms), attention Solon Tsaoussis, Administrative Services Officer 1. All officers who are military reservists should request a copy of the Military Deployment handbook created by the Departments Compass Committee, if they have not already done so by contacting the Personnel Division Administration Section, P.O. Dawn C. Bowe-Coltri at (312) 745-5300.

The guide booklet is also available through the CPD intranet under CPD Bureau Site, select the Personnel Divisions web-page. SPECIAL NOTICE Members are reminded that, to be eligible for tuition reimbursement, the school attended must be accredited through the North Central Accrediting Association. In addition, members must be enrolled in a degree program. Questions may be directed to Pax 0350 or Bell 5-5328.

STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING

The opportunity to learn stress management techniques and applications still available. This training is valuable but scarce. If interested call Pat Suchocki at F.O.P. (312) 733-7776 for applications. Available dates are: 20, 21 Sep. 29, 30 Nov. Training will be held at Chicago Lake Shore Hospital, 4840 N. Marine Dr., 5th floor conference room.

SALUTE

Area Three Detective Division salutes Latent Unit, and Forensic Services Police Officers: P.O. C. Simon, P.O. F. Scott, P.O. M. Malone, P.O. B. Kovacs, P.O. W. Harris, and E.T. H. Keeler. During the months of January and February, a rash of burglaries to downtown office suites occurred in which several laptop computers were taken. A suspect was later apprehended for lurking around an office building lobby, and was suspected that he may be the burglary offender. The officers responded with a rapid and diligent examination of recovered latent prints, and were able to determine that the suspect was indeed the offender of the burglaries in question.

Due to their swift performance, the offender was charged with several burglaries.

Thanks for a job well done.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT

The Bureau of Patrol has opened the following Overtime Programs for Officers and Sergeants to apply to work during the month of September. CHA Overtime Program-Open to full duty Officers and Sergeants. Personnel will be assigned to foot posts and vehicle patrols in CHA properties located in the 18th District. Student First Safety Project-Open to full duty officers and Sergeants. Personnel assigned to patrol areas surrounding 20 identified Chicago Public Schools throughout the west end of the city. Dan Ryan South & North-Open to full duty Sergeants only. Sergeants will supervise Traffic Management Aides employed by OEMC along the Dan Ryan traffic re-routes. Personnel wishing to participate in any of the listed programs must sign up via the CLEAR system under the Officer Deployment Program. Guidelines for the programs may be found on the Bureau of Patrol web page.

Any questions regarding the programs may be directed to the Bureau of Patrol at (312) 745-6210 or Pax 0306.

SALUTE

Area 4 Detective Division salutes 13th District Police Officers: P.O. H. Via, and P.O. J. Adreani.

On 28 Jun. 07, the officers responded to an OEMC radio call of a suspicious persons. The officers located the subjects and during a field interview and investigation, it was learned the subjects had just burglarized a nearby Church. The property was recovered and possession restored to the church representatives. Due to their quick response and dedication, two burglary offenders were arrested and charged accordingly.

Thanks for a job well done.

ARE YOU AWARE?

A victim of domestic violence can now come to one building, 555 W. Harrison, to obtain criminal charges, a civil or criminal order of protection, advocacy services and services for their children. It is important to remember the same rules apply as to who qualifies for any order of protection (civil or criminal) and other services at that building. You must have a domestic relationship. That means you must have a relationship through blood or marriage, have a child in common, have or have had a dating relationship, shared a common dwelling or have a caregiver/care receiver relationship. Victims should never be referred to Domestic Violence Court for an order of protection against a neighbor, co-worker of landlord tenant situation. The victim will be denied one based on not having a qualifying Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA) relationship.

SPECIAL EVENT

(CORRECTION)

The annual candlelight vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park will be held on 18 Sep. 07 at 1930 hours. All department members and their extended family are invited to attend as we honor the 520 individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of these heroes will be read aloud during this ceremony. Complimentary parking will be available in the Waldron Deck Parking Garage and the South Parking Lot of Soldier Field. Any individuals, who would like to volunteer, or to be a part of this ceremony, should contact Commander Frank Gross of the Special Events and Liaison Section for further information. Send your inquires to Frank.Gross@chicagopolice.org

CHAPLAINS CORNER

The Police Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 26 Aug. 07, at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., 1100 hours. Refreshments will be served after Mass. For further information contact Father Nangle at (312) 738-7588.

DEATH NOTICES

Retired Sergeant Thomas Rich, formerly assigned to Airport Law Enforcement Unit-North, passed away 23 August 2007. Waked at Colonial Funeral Home, 6250 N. Milwaukee, 26 Aug., 1500-2100 hours. St. Jude will meet at 1900 hours. Services St. Juliana Church, 7400 W. Touhy, 27 Aug., 1100 hours. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.

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Thomas J. Adams Jr.--------------------1973

Martin P. Clarke---------------------------1984

Saturday, 25 August 2007

ARE YOU AWARE?

Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement class for the fall 2007 session will be offered on Saturdays, 22 Sep. thru 8 Dec. 07, 0830-1200 hours, at Daley College, Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. No prior Spanish knowledge is necessary and you will earn 3 credit hours.

For further info visit http://daley.ccc.edu/wsti/cpd.shtml or contact Todd Lakin at (773) 838-7707 or tlakin@ccc.edu.

THANK YOU!

On behalf of the 18th District, HATS OFF to the men and women assigned to work the 2007 Air and Water Show. Your efforts and professionalism are commendable, making this annual event a great success.

Thank you for a job well done! Stay safe.

Commander Steve Georgas, 18th District

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Thomas J. Egan------------------------1921

Cornelius Broderick---------------------1924

David C. Evans--------------------------1997

Friday, 24 August 2007

Barbara Todd

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

Chicago. IL 60637

March 5, 2007

To: Commander John Franklin

3rd District, Chicago Police Department

7040 S. Cottage Grove

Dear Commander Franklin:

I want to let you know how officers in your district helped me during a period of serious problems I faced in mid-February. On February 6, my apartment, which includes a business office, was burglarized. My computer and other equipment was stolen. The thieves broke locks on my backyard gate and on the security door leading to my apartment to enter. Officer Anderson and his trainee responded to the call, took the necessary information and "offered good suggestions for my security, that I needed to take. I followed through and installed a security system and new locks immediately. A week later I talked to Officer Gadson,the senior's officer in the CAPS unit, who said he would initiate Special Attention patrols in my block.

On the evening of February 16th I returned home to discover the apartment had been forcibly entered again., this time over a back fence and through a bedroom window. Nothing was taken but closets had been opened and boxes stored under beds had been pulled out. We believe the intruder attempted to open a door that had been wired for security, was startled by the alarm that sounded and left the premises through the basement--leaving them wide open, which is what I saw when I left my garage and entered my backyard enroute to my first floor apartment. A very alert female Hispanic officer discovered the window entry. I failed to get her name but it is on, the police report.  I am thankful for her calm and thorough inspection of the apartment, despite the on-going turmoil.

After the police left, I realized I was vulnerable. It was Friday night. Monday would be a holiday. The Special Attention patrols had not begun. I was alone and terrified that intruders would return to harm me, and steal more of my property. After several calls through 311 for police help that night, I finally reached Sgt. Parks of your district.  He made a home call, inspected the property and assured me that I would be safe. He initiated special attention patrols immediately, coordinated his weekend effort with Officer Gadson's work the following, Tuesday, and combined my police reports so they could be handled by one detective.

His concern, consideration and prompt action brought me the peace of mind that I needed to get through the next few days. I will always be grateful to him for his personal assistance to me that night. I followed through on his suggestions for other safety measures to take, including adding window sensors to my security system and working with my tenants to be watchful and report any suspicious people or vehicles immediately.

After three weeks, I am sleeping nights and am back to work. It is certainly assuring to know the 3rd District police are out there looking out for us.  This has come about because of the really special efforts of Sgt. Parks, Officer Gadson and the neighborhood patrols.  Please commend them for me.

Thank you for the leadership you provide your officers to serve and protect.

Yours truly,

Barbara Todd

DEATH NOTICES

Retired Police Officer Milton Valde, formerly assigned to the 1st District, passed away 21 August 2007. Services Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd., Streamwood, IL., 24 Aug., 0900 hours. Interment private.

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Joseph P. Tiernan--------------1917

SALUTE

Area 4 Detective Division Salutes 13th District Police Officers: Sgt. S. Chung, P.O. M. Padro-Smith, P.O. J. Labbe, and P.O. A. Viteri.

On 5 Jul. 07, two victims were robbed on the street at gunpoint. The offender was armed with a sawed off rifle and fled to a nearby residence. The responding officers immediately established a perimeter around the building. As a result, the offender was located inside and positively identified. Due to the officers tactical response and dedication to duty, the offender was apprehended and ultimately charged with two counts of Armed Robbery.

Thanks for a job well done.  Stay safe.

SPECIAL EVENT

Interactive Health Solutions will be performing health screenings on 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 August, at the FOP Lodge Hall, 1412 W. Washington Blvd., with appointments starting at 0700 hours. This is an excellent opportunity for all FOP members and their families (age 18 & older) to receive medical examinations at very reduced prices.

Review the August FOP newsletter or call Interactive Health Solutions direct at 1- 800-840-6100 to answer your questions and/or make your appointment.

MEETING NOTICE

The CPD Bowling league will be holding a mandatory meeting to discuss the upcoming fall season that begins 6 Oct. 07 at AMF Forest Lanes, 7600 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL., on Saturday, 22 Sep., at 1100 hours. A minimum of 1 per team must attend. Team Rosters will be finalized. A roster can be faxed to you to bring to the meeting. Any active/retired CPD, civilian CPD employees, and adult immediate family members of the above are eligible.

For further information contact Det. David Matual (312) 907-3870 or Det. Martin Garcia (773) 573-6913 or at Area 1 SUV, 747-8385.

Thursday, 23 August 2007

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William E. Hennessey--------------1920

James A. Mulcahy-----------------1920

John J. Freichel-------------1936

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

SOS Opportunity

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Special Operations Section is seeking motivated, hard working Sergeants and police Officers interested in applying to the unit. In addition to targeted patrol of the DOC areas, the Special Operations Section provides critical Department support services, such as the SWAT Team, Dignitary Protection, and the Animal Crimes Unit. A minimum of 3 years experience is necessary. Applications may be found on the Special Operations Section website on the Intra net.

For information please call, (312) 746-7150

Thank You

THANK YOU!

On behalf of District Commanders Lynette Helm (2nd District) and Howard Lodding (21st District), I want to thank all the Department members and all other City agencies detailed to the 78th Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic on Saturday, 11 August 2007. Your professionalism and demeanor dealing with the largest parade of its kind in the nation under adverse weather conditions is truly commendable.

Thank you for a job well done!

Daniel F. Dugan Deputy Chief Area One Patrol

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Determination and Tenacity Pay Off

When it comes to solving mysteries, Area #2 RBT Detectives J. Bowes and B. Ferguson are masters at their craft. 

On the 29th of June, at 1640 hours, at 29 E. 102nd Street, a 14 year old male victim was walking down the street minding his own bustiness when he was approached by Kieth Spivey, M/17 of 119th & Calumet and a 15 year old male, who asked to use his cell phone.  The Victim refused and gets punched in the head knocking him to the ground and the offenders take his cell phone and $20.00 from his pocket.  The victim was taken to Roseland treated and released.  On the 3rd of July a supplementary report was submitted by Officer O'Neill indicating the victims mother took him to Christ Hospital, pediatric intensive care, where he is still in critical condition, has not regained consciousness and is on a ventilator.

The two above mentioned detectives were assigned this mystery, with no witnesses who would step forward and provide any information.  A robbery in the middle of the afternoon and no one sees anything.  Incredible.  This is where the determination of the detectives takes hold.  They manage to beat the bushes and start to find bits and pieces of information that provides leads and names.  The tenacity of these two detectives leads to the charging of two thugs, Spivey was charged with Robbery and Agg Batt and the juvenile with Robbery.

Thanks for a job well done.  Stay Safe!

Just like the Energizer Bunny, the real police just keep on doing the right thing

You haven't heard or read this story in the media, but this is what the police do on a daily basis.

Beat 606A, Officers G. Habiak, A. Vivanco and R. Johnson, hears gun shots at approximately 1520 W. 88th Street, on 19 Aug 07 at 1925 hours,  and see an offender wearing a white T-shirt, black Jeans enter vehicle carrying a blue steel handgun.  They pursue the vehicle and see the victim on the ground in the alley between laflin and justine.  Other units arrive and 606a takes the bad guy into custody with three other offenders and two hand guns.  It is later discovered the victim, a 28 year old male  was shot in the head and is currently in critical condition at Christ Hospital.  The shooter, Edwin Neal, M/19 of 9100 block of Marshfield, a gangster disciple and two of his 16 year old fellow gangster diciples were charged with Attempt Murder and Agg Batt w/firearm.

Further investigation revealed the 9mm S&W was taken from a CPD officers home in a burglary in March of 05.  It has been previously alleged that guns that turn up at police involved shootings are actually coming from the gun turn in.  Maybe they just forgot to turn this particulat 9mm in and also the 380 that was recovered from the vehicle.

It is merely coincidentalce that these offenders were armed, wearing a T-shrits and are all gang members who just shot someone in the back of the head.  Sound familiar? 

Keep doing what is right becasue you are the police.  Great job by the 6th District officers.  Stay Safe!

It is about time to tell it like it is

Parents can help put stop to city violence

(We normally do not reprint stories from the papers, however, this deserves a post.)
August 21, 2007

It is always saddening and maddening when a young person is killed. We all ask why it happened, whose fault was it, how can we keep this from happening again.

Aaron Harrison was shot by the police. I'm usually very suspicious of the police, but in this case I believe the police were justified. I live two blocks from Wallace's Catfish Corner, where Rev. Al Sharpton led his rally last Friday night. We have a group of 30 to 35 white T-shirt-wearing teens. They jump our fences and run through our property like they live there, they shoot dice in the back of CHA property, play chicken with the cars, intimidate delivery people, throw rocks at passing cars. I never see one single parent do anything to control any of these kids.

We call the police and the kids scatter, then come right back. Because of Rev. Sharpton's rally and the media attention, these teens are now emboldened. They think too much heat is on the police. So they are stepping up their campaign of intimidating the neighborhood. I watch a father walk right through them. He never says a word.

I am glad Rev. Sharpton is in Chicago. He has the capacity to do enormous good here. I just hope that while he is ramping up his campaign about the police department and Mayor Daley that he also ramps up his campaign with parents. Don't blame police for ending a situation that would never have started if parents had been parenting in the first place.

I'm sure this mother is mourning her son. But if she had been parenting her child, the odds are she wouldn't be mourning him now. Parents who don't parent are guilty of a form of child abuse.

I do know what I am talking about. I am a single mother of a son. He got away with nothing. He played high school football for a coach who kept his players in line. My son is 6-4 and still ducks if I swing. He went to high school and college (on grants, scholarships/loans) and is a productive member of society.

But in the neighborhood where we lived, if I hadn't been tough and put the fear of Mama and God into him, he could have gone down the wrong path. I was not about to let that happen. He was my responsibility.

My heart bleeds for the parents of children who were killed by the element who had no kind of home training. I look at them and say, "There but for the grace of God go I." A parent can do all of the right things and still have a child take the wrong path. But that is the exception rather than the rule.

I ask Rev. Sharpton to open up a center that will help parents who need help parenting. I ask him to get volunteers to help with these at-risk youths. I ask him to not make the problem worse by just jumping on the ''It's the fault of the police" bandwagon. I ask him to be a part of the solution, not part of the greater problem. Don't send the message to the parents that they have no culpability when their child goes down the wrong path and gets killed by police. It is the parents who are the most culpable.

Margaret Hall lives in East Garfield Park.

July 29, 2007

To: Chicago Police Department

3510 S. Michigan Chicago, IL 60613

Attn: Personnel

I am writing this letter to thank you and your staff, especially Police Officer, Kim Schroeder Star # 12489 and Police Officer, Dawn Pet Star # 7484, for your quick response in apprehending a suspect in the recent break-ins of our automobiles, in the Harlem/Higgins vicinity. Not only was a suspect apprehended, but you also recovered most of my stolen valuables.

Officer Schroeder's and Pet's professionalism and assistance went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting me during this unfortunate incident. These officers' dedication and commitment to saving and protecting are a credit to their profession and serve as an example of what excellent police work is all about.

Thank You again for a great job!

Ovidio Salgado

Cc: 16th District , 5151 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60630

Police Officer Kim Schroeder

Police Officer Dawn Pet

Area 4 Detective Salute

SALUTE

Area 4 Detective Division Salutes Forensics Services Section Police Officers: Forensic Investigator J. Miller, Forensic Investigator N. DeCook

Area 4 Detectives were investigating a homicide that occurred in the 10th District. The investigation led to a rented SUV that was believed to have been use by one of the offenders. Solid evidence was needed to place the offender at the scene of the homicide as he was stating he had not been there and was not involved in the shooting. Forensic Investigators Miller & DeCook responded to the Crime Lab and proceeded to process the vehicle for evidence. Their efforts produced an expended cartridge casing from the rear cup holder that was suitable for comparison. The casing was compared to the other casings recovered from the crime scene during the homicide. Armed with this evidence, detectives were able to break the offenders alibi and subsequently charge him with murder. Due to their professionalism and diligence, a dangerous felon has been removed from the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.

Stay Safe!

DEATH NOTICES

Retired Police Officer Joseph Kolesiak, formerly assigned to the 1st District, passed away 18 August 2007. Services St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5330 S. Nashville, 21 Aug., 1030 hours. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Rabbi William Novick, assigned to the Chaplains Unit, passed away 19 August 2007.

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Jose M. Torres-----------------------1979       

Michael A.Ceriale----------------1998

TARA Buy Back

SPECIAL NOTICE

Effective as of 27 August 2007, the TARA Buy-Back Program will be suspended until further notice. If you have been assigned a TARA date after 27 August 07, you will be excused. If you have requested a Tara date for the month of September, your request will be changed to an unsuccessful bid. Please check the CLEAR system for your current status.

THIS NOTIFICATION DOES NOT AFFECT THE TARA ACADEMY.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

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Eric D. Lee................  2001

SPECIAL EVENT

The annual candlelight vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park will be held on 18 Sep. 07 at 1900 hours. All department members and their extended family are invited to attend as we honor the 520 individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of these heroes will be read aloud during this ceremony. Any individuals who would like to volunteer, or be a part of this ceremony should contact Commander Frank Gross of the Special Events and Liaison Section for further information. Send your inquires to Frank.Gross@chicagopolice.org.

SPECIAL EVENT

Chicago’s Finest vs. Chicago’s Bravest Charity Baseball Game will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, 8 Sep. 07. A pre-game celebration will be held in Purple Lot beginning at 1030 hours and will include Canine, Mounted, D.A.R.E., CAPS, childrens activities & face painting. Gate F will open at 1130 hours and game time is 1300 hours. Tickets available at Wrigley Field on game day, Gate F only, or from members of the Chicago Police & Fire Baseball teams. For additional information go to www.chicagosfinestbaseball.com or www.chicagosbravestbaseball.com.

ARE YOU AWARE?

Dr. Manus Kraff of the Kraff Eye Institute will perform laser vision correction surgery at no charge for veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11. Proof of service (DD-214) must be presented at the time of consultation. Veterans must be Illinois residents. This procedure is also offered to any military family member at a 50% discount. Their office is located at 3115 N. Harlem Ave. in Chicago. Please contact Mary Jo Field at (773) 777-4444 for questions or to schedule a free consultation.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

SALUTE

Area 5 Detective Division Salutes 16th District Police Officers: Sgt. A. Wallace, P.O. L. Skelly, P.O. M. Lybrook, P.O. M. McNaughton, P.O. R. Bacius, P.O. R. Arnolts, P.O. M. Zelewski, P.O. R. Jakubowski, P.O. C. Soria, Jr.

The officers had knowledge of a robbery pattern occurring in the 16th & 17th Districts. On 23 Jun. 07, Officers Skelly and Lybrook while working a burglary mission monitored a flash message sent by Sgt. Wallace of robbery offenders and the offenders vehicle description. Officers Skelly & Lybrook, along with assisting officers observed the vehicle and curbed the said vehicle. During the stop, the officers observed the occupants to match the description of the robbery offenders.

The officers located two victims where they conducted a show up in the field, and two of the occupants were positively identified by the victims as the offenders who had beat and robbed them. During the custodial search of the offenders and their vehicle, the officers recovered proceeds taken in the robberies.

Due to the officers quick response and attention to duty, the offenders were charged with four Robberies.

Thanks for a job well done.  Stay safe.

Superintendent of Police

Chicago Police Department

Dear Sir:

I am very pleased to share this with you--On Tuesday, July 24th, at about 4:30 am, I discovered that my car was apparently stolen form in front of my home.  I called 911 and was switched to at pleasant and very helpful Officer Cornelius (unfortunately I  did not get his badge number, etc.).  Officer Cornelius guided be through the necessary steps that I should take in this situation.  He obviously did his job well because at about 10:30 pm (the same day) I received a call from an officer indicating that they had located by car and would deliver it to my home.  I and my family were so grateful to Officers Pablo Castro and Danny Mirando of the 007th District (Beat 732). 

We commend these three officers for their professional, dedicated service.  Just something you should know.

Sincerely,

Lydia E. Bullock

Chicago

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Christian Jacobs------1914

Friday, 17 August 2007

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ROLLING MEADOWS POLICE DEPARTMENT

ROLLING MEADOWS, ILLINOIS

August 13, 2007

Mr. Dana V. Starks, Interim Superintendent

Chicago Police Department 3510

Dear Superintendent Starks:

I wish to express my gratitude to you on behalf of the officers of the Rolling Meadows Police Department for assistance rendered to them by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

On August 6, 2007, while conducting a homicide investigation which led to the area of 7519 S. Vemon in Chicago, Rolling Meadows detectives received assistance from Gang Intelligence Unit 193 of the Chicago Police Department. This assistance included weekend intelligence gathering prior to the August 6 operation, notification and "de-confliction" with 006 District Command staff, surveillance coordination, surveillance assistance and arrest support.

As a result, Rolling Meadows detectives were able to locate and arrest Taylor, Patrick D. without incident. Following his August 6, 2007 arrest, Mr. Taylor was charged in Cook County with First Degree Murder for the Rolling Meadows murder which occurred on August 19,2006. Together, our officers removed a very violent and active criminal from the streets of Chicago and Cook County. This operation is the most recent example of the fine history of cooperation that exists between the men and women of our organizations.

Please extend my personal thanks and professional acknowledgment to the following individuals for their service rendered to the Rolling Meadows Police Department:

John J Risley, Deputy Superintendent

Mike Cronin, Deputy Chief, Retired

Commander Nicholas J. Roti (193)

Sergeant John Kohles (193) and the following

Gang Intelligence Specialists from Unit 193: P. O. 's Sean Tully, Dale Potter, James Ciannella, Russ White and Dan Dimatteo.

Feel free to contact my office should you or your staff require our assistance in this or future matters.

Sincerely,

Steven Williams Chief of Police

Rolling Meadows Police Department

SPECIAL NOTICE

Effective as of 27 August 2007, the TARA Buy-Back Program will be suspended until further notice. If you have been assigned a TARA date after 27 August 07, you will be excused. If you have requested a Tara date for the month of September, your request will be changed to an unsuccessful bid. Please check the CLEAR system for your current status.

THIS NOTIFICATION DOES NOT AFFECT THE TARA ACADEMY.

SALUTE

Area 4 Detective Division Salutes 10th District Police Officers: P.O. H. Salgado, and P.O. D. Otero. 

On 15 Jun. 07, Officers Salgado & Otero were on patrol when they observed three subjects pulling a city garbage can down the street. The officers approached the subjects in order to conduct a field interview. The officers then observed the garbage can to contain numerous clothing items with the sales tags still intact. The officers detained the subjects and conducted a search of the nearest retail store and observed that forced entry had been made above the rear door of the business.

The officers contacted the owner of the business who came to the location, where he identified the items as being from his store. Due to the officers keen observation and dedication to duty, three felons were removed from the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.

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George H. Trumbull---------1914

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Area #1 Salutes 8th District Officers

SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division Salutes 8th District Police Officers: P.O. R. Marshall, P.O. P. Felker, P.O. R. Houlihan, P.O. J. Svienty, P.O. G. Latsos, P.O. J. Frank, P.O. S. Doody, P.O. C. Gomez.

The officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress and observed the offender exiting the residence carrying the proceeds and burglary tools. The officers placed the offender under arrest and located witnesses. Through skillful interviewing the officers identified numerous residences that had been burglarized by the offender. The offender was subsequently charged with four counts of residential burglary. Numerous other burglaries were cleared.

Thanks for a job well done.

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Special Operations Section Critical Incident Response Team is seeking Police Officers with a background certification in Hazardous Material Operations/Hazardous Material Technician. Applications may be downloaded from the Special Operations Section website on the Intranet. Navigate Bureau Sites, Bureau of Strategic Deployment, Special Functions Group, Special Operations Section. Submit completed applications and resume Unit 153. For further information, contact the Special Operations Section 312) 746-7150 or Pax 4341.

ARE YOU AWARE?

Members are reminded that, to be eligible for tuition reimbursement, school attended must be accredited through the North Central Accrediting Association. In addition, members must enrolled in a degree program. Questions may be directed to Pax 0350 Bell 5-5328. Area 1 Detective Division.

FREE SCREENING

Have you lost interest in things that you used to care about? Are you less confident about your abilities? Do you feel hopeless, tired or sad? Do friends or family criticize your drinking? Has quitting or cutting back been unsuccessful? Is family or work suffering? Free telephone self-test Immediate feedback and referral For you and your family 24 hours a day, from any location For a free confidential depression and alcohol screening in English or Spanish, please call 1-800-900-7401 or you may access this screening at www.mentalhealthscreening.org/ screening. Keyword: Chicago.

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Edward G. Shea---------1910

John Rowe--------1914

James A. Alfano Jr.-------1970

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Area #1 Salute to 9th District Officers

SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division salutes 9th District Police Officers: P.O. E. Murphy & P.O. T. Tantillo.

On 18 Jun. 07, the above officers, while on routine patrol, conducted a traffic stop in the area of 53rd & Princeton. During the stop the officers recovered loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle which was secreted by the driver. The subject was placed under arrest and relocated to the 9th District. During their investigation, the above officers discovered that the offender had a lengthy criminal history and he was a convicted felon. Felony review was notified and charges were approved for Armed Habitual Criminal which is a Class X Felony. Due to their dedication to duty and keen observation skills a firearm was recovered and very dangerous offender was taken off our city streets and placed into our criminal justice system.

Thanks for a job well done. Stay Safe!

DEATH NOTICE

Retired Police Officer Ronald Caprio, formerly assigned to the 16th District, passed away 12 August 2007. All services have been held.

Employment opportunity

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT

The Bureau of Patrol has opened the following Overtime Programs for Officers and Sergeants to apply to work during the month of September.

CHA Overtime Program-Open to full duty Officers and Sergeants. Personnel will be assigned to foot posts and vehicle patrols in CHA properties located in the 18th District.

Student First Safety Project-Open to full duty officers and Sergeants. Personnel assigned to patrol areas surrounding 20 identified Chicago Public Schools throughout the west end of the city.

Dan Ryan South & North-Open to full duty Sergeants only. Sergeants will supervise Traffic Management Aides employed by OEMC along the Dan Ryan traffic re-routes.

Personnel wishing to participate in any of the listed programs must sign up via the CLEAR system under the Officer Deployment Program. Guidelines for the programs may be found on the Bureau of Patrol web page. Any questions regarding the programs may be directed to the Bureau of Patrol at (312) 745-6210 or Pax 0306.

You can run but you can't hide

On 24 July 07, Officer W. Brown of the 1st District was conducting a premise check of the Chicago Police Memorial and discovered green spray painted graffiti on the wall at the South end of the Memorial.  The graffiti appeared as "name" and "post cab".  The one sure thing about these idiots that destroy or damage property of others is they are consistent in their stupidity.  They continue to seek the need to be identified by their "Tag" name.  They have no respect for any property, let alone something that is sacred and dedicated to the memory of fallen police officers. 

To simply say that there are many very dedicated, hard working professional police officers in this city would truly be a gross understatement.  On 14 Aug 07, some of these very same dedicated officers from the 24th District Gang Team, M. Flis, R. Gonzalez, observe a m/4 known as Anthony Ortega and they know he is wanted on an active investigative alert with probable cause to arrest.  He was taken into custody.  Area #3 Detectives J. Modelski and C. Reyes obtained evidence indicated Robert Ray was involved in the graffiti incident, and after being mirandized he admitted to being on the scene at the time of the incident when Ortega spray painted the wall at Gold Star Memorial Park.

The two clowns are scheduled to appear at 26th and California on 15 Aug 07 charged with felony damage to property.  Ortega is from 2654 W. Touhy and Ray is from7109 W. Foster.   

Good police work will always trump stupidity. Stay Safe' 

Here are the mugshots:

Anthony Ortega "name"                                                                                Robert Ray "post"

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Police vs Fire in Baseball

SPECIAL EVENT

Chicago’s Finest vs. Chicago’s Bravest Charity Baseball Game will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, 8 Sep. 07. A pre-game celebration will be held in Purple Lot beginning at 1030 hours and will include Canine, Mounted, D.A.R.E., CAPS, children's activities & face painting. Gate F will open at 1130 hours and game time is 1300 hours. Tickets available at Wrigley Field on game day, Gate F only, or from members of the Chicago Police & Fire Baseball teams. 

For additional information go to www.chicagosfinestbaseball.com or www.chicagosbravestbaseball.com.

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William J. Murphy...........  1955

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Pistol Skills Courses

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Education & Training Division will host Semi-Automatic Pistol Skills Courses on the dates listed below. Each course is a 3-hour session and limited to 12 officers. Registration required. Officers must bring 300 rounds of ammunition to participate. The Basic & Advanced Course must have been taken to take part in the Defensive Course (scenarios). Jack Manfre, retired CPD, will be the instructor.

For further info call the CPD Range, at (312) 746-4728.

22 September 07            Basic Course-0830          Advance Course-1230

13 October 07                Basic Course-0830          Advance Course-1230

17 November 07             Basic Course-0830           Dim Light Low Light-1230

8 December 07               Basic Course-0830           Advance Course-1230

Area #1 Salute to 21st District Officers

SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division Salutes 21st District Police Officers: P.O. G. Strelczyk and P.O. D. Lee

A residential burglary occurred in the 21st District during which the victim walked in and observed the offenders.  Armed with this information the officers identified one of the offenders of the burglary.  The officers then located the offender and placed him under arrest.  Further investigation revealed the offender committed numerous burglaries within the 21st District and was charged accordingly. 

Thanks for a job well done.

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Joseph Hasting--------1933

Dewey L. Littleton-----1947

Monday, 13 August 2007

ARE YOU AWARE?

The Carnable Cup is actually a charitable event benefitting the “Mission Beyond the Memorial” to help Chicago Police Families. The event will be held on Friday, 17 August 2007 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, 12294 Archer Ave., Lemont, IL. Police Officers and anyone in their foursome will receive a 20% discount if they golf on the Ravines/ Blue Course. Retired Superintendent Phil Cline and Roe Conn will present the Carnable Cup trophy and the Superintendents Award. For additional information or to register, call Michael Halsey or Tom Farrell at (708) 388-7900. Also check it out on the WLS website.

SPECIAL EVENT

The Chicago Police Department, Chicago Park District and the Mayors Office will be hosting Hooked on Fishing for many of the city’s youth at parks throughout the city. Hooked on Fishing is an opportunity for many of the city’s youth to experience fishing. The subsequent dates are as follows: 13 Aug. Montrose Harbor Any officers who desire to volunteer to assist in this effort please contact the CAPS Implementation Office at 312 747-9984.

Attention "Dragon Skin" Body Armor users

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced today that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) voluntary compliance testing program for bullet-resistant body armor. Effective immediately, this body armor model will be removed from the NIJ list of bullet-resistant body armor models that satisfy its requirements. Pinnacle Armor, Inc. is the maker of "dragon skin" body armor.

NIJ, OJP's research, development, and evaluation component, has reviewed evidence provided by the body armor manufacturer and has determined that the evidence is insufficient to demonstrate that the body armor model will maintain its ballistic performance over its six-year declared warranty period. Notwithstanding NIJ's determination, the Department encourages public safety officers to wear their Pinnacle Body Armor, Inc. body armor, model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01 until replacement because research has shown that officers are more likely to suffer a fatal injury when not wearing body armor. In addition, the Department strongly recommends that public safety agencies and officers who purchase new bullet-resistant body armor verify, prior to purchase, that the body armor model appears on NIJ's list of models that comply with its most current requirements, the 2005 Interim Requirements for Bullet-Resistant Body Armor. A list of these models is available at justnet.org http://www.justnet.org/

The Department also encourages public safety officers to follow body armor manufacturer wear and care instructions, and not to store armor in the trunk of their vehicle or other environments in which armor might be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Information about the DOJ Body Armor Safety Initiative can be found at vests.ojp.gov.

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Martin J. Corcoran.......................... 1917

Area 2 Salute to 6th District Officers

SALUTE

Area 2 Detective Division Salutes 6th District Police Officers: P.O. C. Santiago, P.O. J. Matino

On 20 Jun. 07, the officers responded to a Battery in Progress at 76th & Eberhart. The officers preliminary investigation revealed that the victim of a battery was actually an offender in an Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, which occurred that night at the same address. Due to the officers diligence and dedication to duty, the offender was arrested and subsequently charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

Thanks for a job well done.

Calling all Hockey Players

SPORTS EVENT

The FOP Stars Hockey Club will have open skates for any Department members interested in skating with the club in the 2007/2008 season. The open skate will be held at Johnny’s Icehouse, at 1350 W. Madison on the following dates:23 Aug., 2300-0030 hours: 27 Aug., 2250-0010 hours, 29 Aug., 0910-1020 hours. For more information contact Jim Bailey, at (773) 919-4865 or on the website at www.chicagopolicehockey.org.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

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Timothy Devine-------------------------1902

Charles F. Pennell--------------------1902

Saturday, 11 August 2007

SPECIAL NOTICE

All Chicago Police Department members volunteering to march in the Bud Billiken Parade with N.O.B.L.E. will meet at 36th & King Drive on Saturday, 11 Aug. 07, at 0930 hours.

CHAPLAINS CORNER

The Police Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 12 Aug. 07, at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., 1100 hours. Refreshments will be served after Mass. For further information contact Father Nangle at 312) 738-7588.

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James G. Karl---------------1943

Friday, 10 August 2007

CPD Officers Work Hard to Improve School Safety

CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL for the Performing and Technical Arts

Jerryelyn L. Jones, Principal

Ana M. Espinoza , Cynthia R. Kosik, Jerel A. Morris, Phillip C. Perry

Assistant Principals

To: Superintendent Philip J. Cline, Chicago Police Department

From: Cynthia Kosik, Assistant Principal

Date: June 12, 2007

RE: Job Performances of Off-Duty Chicago Police Officers at Curie High School

I want to recognize the superior job performances of fifteen off-duty Chicago Police Officers who have worked at Curie High School during the 2006 - 2007 school year. The Officers are listed in their order of seniority at Curie with their CPO District/Unit #: Lawrence Wallace (002); Gregory Gray (002); Nicole Mayoski (012); Robert Mangan (007); Terry Baylis (001); Saul Gallardo (008); Eduardo Paez (253); Christoria King (001); Angelo TagleI' (059);); John Dovgin (001); Jafar Rahimi (009); Juanita Gomez,(018); Michael Belmontez (253); Adrian Polonio(002); Sergio Martinez (253).

In my capacity as the Assistant Principal in charge of security and discipline, I work with these Officers daily. I observe their professional demeanor and their attention to duty. Their presence has a tremendous impact upon the safe climate of our school. Our students have quickly learned that we employ Chicago Police Officers and know that their' activities are monitored by them. Every school has problems and we are no exception. However, at Curie High School, we have these fifteen individuals who bring the training and skills of the Chicago Police Department into our building every day and they deal effectively with all situations. They put in extra hours whenever we need them and do their work without complaint or controversy.

I can't speak highly enough of their job performance. Our students, our staff and our visitors are safer because of their presence. It would be impossible to list all the duties of the Off-duty Officers at Curie High School. Although they are "part-time" employees, their commitment is that of individuals who have a stake in the school community. For example, we have Officers who are alumni, Curie parents, Curie coaches or who live or work in this neighborhood. Many of the Officers have reached out to a number of students and serve as role models and mentors. They know the names of our students, speak with them and offer words of advice. In conclusion, it is my privilege to work with these Officers and I commend them for another year of hard work to benefit the students of Curie High School.

My appreciation also goes to Andres Durbak, Director, CPS Bureau of Safety and Security, and the Chicago Police Department for their joint efforts to staff off-duty Officers into our schools.

cc: Arne Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools Andres Durbak, Director, Bureau of Safety and Security, Chicago Public Schools

Thursday, 09 August 2007

SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division Salutes Police Officers: P.O. F. Jotautas, P.O. P. Turbak, P.O. D. Klein, P.O. D. Pagan, P.O. E. Carreno, and P.O. B. Nunes.

On 1 Jun. 07 while on routine patrol, Officers Jotautas & Turbak were flagged down by a victim of an Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking at a local gas station.

The officers gave a flash message of the vehicle and offenders description. The vehicle was observed and with the assistance of the above officers, the offender who was armed with a handgun was apprehended. The weapon was recovered.

The victim identified the offender as one of three offenders who had robbed him and took his vehicle. The officers located the gas station surveillance video which was crucial in this case and to the prosecution of the offender. The offender was subsequently charged with one count of Armed Robbery.

Due to the officers dedication to duty and rapid actions in this incident, an Armed Robbery offender was taken off the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.

Additional information on the death of Sergeant Farley Miles:

Waked at Sheldon Heights C.O.G.I.C. 11355 S. Halsted, 10 August, 1000-1100 hours.  St. Jude will meet at 1045 hours. Funeral services from 1100-1200b hours.

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Adam W. Fryer.............. 1889

John J. O'Donnell........... 1942

Wednesday, 08 August 2007

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Patrick J. Ryan................................ 1933

Michael P. Gordon............................ 2004

THANK YOU!

To:  All Chicago Police Department, OEMC, and University of Chicago Police Department personnel assigned to the 3rd Annual Ride to Remember on 29 July 2007

Your professionalism in handling the large amount of traffic is truly appreciated. Your efforts resulted in a safe event which contributed to it being a huge success.

Thank you.

Commander Nicholas J. Roti Gang Intelligence Section

Commander Steve Peterson Area 4 Detective Division

Ride to Remember Committee Members.

SALUTE

Area 2 Detective Division Salutes 4th District Police Officers: Sgt. S. Rotkvich, P.O. J. Botich, P.O. J. Luna and P.O. E. Maras. 

On 5 Jun. 07, these officers responded to a location where an Armed Robbery had just occurred. The officers viewed the video recording of the incident and began an exhaustive search for the offender. They observed a male black who resembled the offender, who was drinking on the public way. The offender was placed in custody, and brought into Area 2 for further questioning.

Subsequent investigation revealed the subject to be the offender and was subsequently charged with 3 counts of Armed Robbery. Due to their immediate response to the robbery and aggressive search for the offender, a dangerous felon was taken off the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.

Tuesday, 07 August 2007

July 24, 2007

Philip J Cline

Superintendent of Police

Dear Mr. Cline,

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on one of your Officer's, Det. Roland Paulnitsky. Det. Paulnitsky and his Team successfully obtained a Confession of our Insured, Vilut Guarilas. Mr. Guarilas, " Paid his Friend $500.00" to burn his Truck, because he could not afford the Payments any longer. With this confession, The Insured was charged with Arson.

As you well know, Insurance Fraud is a 30 Billion Dollar a Year Problem in the United States. When Law Enforcement and the Insurance Industry work together on this Problem, then hopefully that Number can be reduced significantly.

Again, with Officer's Like Det. Paulnitsky and his team, we can all make a Difference with this growing problem.

Sincerely,

Michael Legenza, CIFI Investigator

Special Investigations Unit

Safeway Insurance Company

DEATH NOTICES

Retired Sergeant Farley Miles, formerly assigned to Area 1 Youth Division, father of Police Officer Che Miles, assigned to the 3rd District, passed away 2 August 2007. Waked at Cage Memorial Chapel, 7651 S. Jeffery, 9 Aug., 1200-1800 hours. St. Jude will meet at 1700 hours. Services Sheldon Heights C.O.C., 11355 S. Halsted, 10 Aug., 1000 hours. Interment Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Retired Police Officer James Smith Jr., formerly assigned to the 12th District, passed away 6 August 2007. Waked at Greater Union Baptist Church, 1956 W. Warren Blvd., 10 Aug., 1000-1100 hours. St. Jude will meet at 1030 hours. Services to follow, Interment private.

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SALUTE

Area 1 Detective Division Salutes 9th District Police Officers: P.O. Erin Murphy and P.O. T. Tantillo. 

On 8 Jun. 07, while on routine patrol the above officers observed a subject standing on the porch of an abandoned building at 54th & Shields holding a gas can. As the officers approached, the subject fled and a brief foot pursuit ensued, whereupon the subject was then apprehended. Upon investigation, the officers observed the offender had in fact set the porch on fire.

The fire was rapidly spreading to an adjacent occupied building. The Fire Department was notified and the occupied building evacuated. The subject was taken into custody and Felony charges for two counts of Aggravated Arson were approved. Due to their keen observations and immediate response to a crime in progress, the above officers prevented loss of life, further property damage and placed a dangerous offender into our criminal justice system.

Thanks for a job well done.

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Chicago Police History Committee is seeking photos of sworn officers from families with a history of service in the Chicago Police Department. All photos submitted will be considered for inclusion in a display being planned for the headquarters multipurpose room. Photos should be of sworn family members from different generations within the same maternal or paternal lineage (e.g., grandfather/grandmother, father/mother, son/daughter). Sworn family members, retired or active, may be pictured in the same photo or separate photos. Families wishing to be represented in the display must have at least one sworn member that is currently active. Any non-active members pictured in photos must have left the department in good standing. It is preferred (but not required) that members be pictured in uniform. Please include the following information with your submission: name, rank, and dates/years of service of officers pictured in photos, submitter’s contact information/phone number, and a department address where original photos can be returned via intradepartmental mail. Submit photos to: Bureau of Administrative Services, Unit 120, c/o Anthony Caruso, Administrative Manager. If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Caruso at (312) 745-560 or anthony.caruso@chicagopolice.org.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Any and all repair service requests for Xerox copiers must be made during regular service hours of 0900-1700 hours, Monday-Friday. Any service that is requested out of this time frame is a premium service call and not covered by a service contract. Any questions can be directed to Reproduction and Graphic Arts Section at (312) 745-5420 or Pax 0491.

SPORTS EVENT

The FOP Stars Hockey Club will have open skates for any Department member interested in skating with the club in the 2007/2008 season. The open skates will be held at Johnny’s Icehouse, at 1350 W. Madison on the following dates: 23 Aug., 2300-0030 hours 27 Aug., 2250-0010 hours 29 Aug., 0910-1020 hours For more information contact Jim Bailey.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Due to a change in security posturing by the TSA there will be a reduction of sworn members assigned to the O’Hare Airport Overtime Initiative effective the 1st watch, 6 August 2007. If you have requested a date in August please check the CLEAR system, Officer Deployment page to confirm that you were a successful bidder. If you report to O’Hare Airport and are no longer scheduled to work, you will not be paid. at (773) 919-4865 or on the website at www.chicagopolicehockey.org.

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Thomas J. Healy.................... 1927

Gerald L. Wright.................... 1993

Sunday, 05 August 2007

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Otha LeMons................. 1872

Saturday, 04 August 2007

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Patrick O'Meara.................. 1872

Danuiel Crowley................. 1881

Edward W. Smith............... 1907

Charles E. Eichhorst...........  1965

Richard Davenport Jr.  ........ 1986

Friday, 03 August 2007

Superintendent Cline's Final PAX 501

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When I began this journey back in 1968, I never imagined it would have taken me here. Now as I prepare to leave the Chicago Police Department, I am filled with some sadness but also a deep sense of accomplishment. I have been truly blessed to be a part of the greatest police department in the world.

I am humbled that I was given the chance to lead the department during these past four years. I have been supported by countless people and will always remember the great dedication of the men and women who have answered the call to serve and protect the citizens of this city.

What we have accomplished in these past few years is nothing short of remarkable. Working together we have reduced homicides to save 698 lives as compared to the previous four years. Due to our violence reduction initiatives, shootings are reduced to an all time low, with 9,917 fewer aggravated assaults and batteries involving firearms. Together these data signify that there have been over 122,000 fewer victims of Part I Index Crime. We have saved these potential victims and their families the heartaches crime causes.

The credit and my gratitude go to each and every member of this department. Without your hard work and commitment this success could not have occurred. You have missed countless family meals, worked through holidays and sacrificed to make this city safer. You are the reason we have succeeded. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Other departments have visited us from around the world to learn from our success. It is crystal clear who made this happen. It is you, the rank and file members of the Chicago Police Department.

When I started back as a Cadet, I was fresh, young and impressionable. I quickly learned that the bond, the glue that holds this department together, is the commitment of the people of our police department. For these past 38 years you have been my second family. We have worked together through the night, ate, celebrated, laughed a lot, and sadly buried our own. Since I started my career, I have been surrounded with some of the most talented people I have ever met. As I now leave, I am satisfied that these bright people will continue to move us forward.

Finally, I wish you all good health and much success in your careers. And as always, at the end of your tour of duty, go home safely to your family, as I now go home to mine.

Philip J. Cline

Superintendent Chicago Police Department

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Patrick M. O'Brien............. 1881

Frank J. McGurk............... 1920

Thursday, 02 August 2007

Thanks to Marine Unit . . . .

Stuart H. Galesburg

Attorney at Law 2xx N. LaSalle St.,

Chicago, Illinois 60601

July 24, 2007

Mayor Richard M. Daley

The Mayor's Office 121 N. LaSalle St.

Chicago, Illinois

Re: Incident on Lake Michigan-July 21, 2007, Saturday, @ 4:30 p.m. Location: Ingress and Egress to entrance of Monroe Harbor with' winds, NNE at 12-15 m.p.h.

Re: Chicago Police Boat M-2, and crew, with Sargent Rick Erbacci, P.O. Joe Smith, and, Lineman, P. O. Mike Belluomini.

Dear Honorable Mayor Daley: I am taking this time to write this letter, to you, and those directly and indirectly involved, as my other half, and I, as law abiding citizens, lost engine power, on my watercraft, and was unable, safely to come into the slip at Du Sable Harbor, and called your Marine Command Center, spoke with the dispatch officer, who directed Police Boat and crew to our rescue, and possible, danger of safety and life to us, and other boaters.

The police boat approached us, came to our sides, directed us into Monroe Harbor entrance, tied us aside to their starboard side, and very professionally, and patiently, placed us into our slip at Du Sable, without any harm to us, them, or anyone else, in 12-15 winds from the NNE. They then asked us to tie off, and give them all boating registration, and state of Illinois identification. They had really served and protected us, and any and all boaters around, as they took my craft in without engine power. I am tired of reading about how the Chicago Police do not do their jobs. I personally have found out, on this occasion and others, that they perform well under stress very professionally, and that you get real positive feedback on their daily operations from the public first hand, since I know you have a great deal of confidence in them.

I was born and raised most of my life in Chicago, and on Lake Michigan, at the beaches, and on the Lake, and at times it is worse than the ocean. I thought that you should know that, operating as a crew, they prevented harm, and or serious consequences for their performance of their duties for myself, and other watercraft, and the boating public.

Thank you for your attention to this letter of compliment to our Marine Chicago Police Units, and the Chicago Police, and the City of Chicago.

Respectfully yours,

Stuart H. Galesburg

SHG/wg

Alderman Edward Burke

Chicago Police Superintendent-Philip J. Cline

Lt. Chris Kennedy-Marine Unit

Sgt. Rick Erbacci

P. O. Mike Belluomini

P. O. Joe Smith

SPECIAL NOTICE

Due to a change in security posturing by the TSA there will be a reduction of sworn members assigned to the O’Hare Airport Overtime Initiative effective the 1st watch, 6 August 2007. If you have requested a date in August please check the CLEAR system, Officer Deployment page to confirm that you were a successful bidder. If you report to O’Hare Airport and are no longer scheduled to work, you will not be paid. The deployment for Midway Airport will remain unaffected until further notice.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Representatives from Calumet College of St. Josephs Public Safety Management Bachelors and Public Safety Administration Masters Programs will be at the Education & Training Division on Wednesday, 15 Aug. 07, from 1000- 1300 hours and from 1500-1700 hours. Both programs are accelerated. Eligible students can attend either an AM or PM session once a week, and complete their degree in 20 to 22 months. Registration is ongoing for the next cohort groups. For information on the Bachelors degree contact Dr. Dean Angelo at (773) 721-0202, ext. 298 or email at dangelo@ccsj.edu. For information on the Masters degree contact Mary Severa at (773) 721-0202, ext. 295 or email at msevera@ccsj.edu.

ARE YOU AWARE?

The Chicago Police Department, Chicago Park District and the Mayors Office will be hosting Hooked on Fishing for many of the city’s youth at parks throughout the city. Hooked on Fishing is an opportunity for many of the city’s youth to experience fishing. The subsequent dates are as follows: 4 Aug. Garfield Park 6 Aug. Northerly Island 9 Aug. Humboldt Park 13 Aug. Montrose Harbor Any officers who desire to volunteer to assist in this effort please contact the CAPS Implementation Office at 312 747-9984.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Captains and Lieutenants are reminded that the Executive Development Program is accepting applications until 15 August 2007. For further information please refer to Department Notice 07- 29 or contact P.O. Mike Selke at (312) 745-5300.

ARE YOU AWARE?

Manus Kraff of the Kraff Eye Institute will perform laser vision correction surgery at no charge for veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 11. Proof of service (DD-214) must be presented at the time of consultation. Veterans must be Illinois residents. This procedure is also offered to any military family member at a 50% discount. Their office is located at 3115 N. Harlem Ave. in Chicago. Please contact Mary Field at (773) 777-4444 for questions to schedule a free consultation.

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society Chicago Police Dept is looking for color guard, pipers & drummers. No experience is necessary & instruction is free. Classes are starting now so join us on Thursdays at the Education & Training Division at 1930 hrs. For more info call Det. J. Harmening at 773) 410-9779 or copsinkilts.com.

Wednesday, 01 August 2007

Making Chicago Safe

From  the Office of the Superintendent:

This publication is dedicated to the members of the finest police department in the country. Their hard work and dedication to duty has enabled Chicago to experience unprecedented crime reductions in the last four years. Chicago’s murder numbers have not been this low in over 40 years. It has been my privilege to serve as Superintendent these last four years. I thank all members of the Chicago Police Department for their service that led to this crime reduction and put us on the path to being the "Safest Big City in America." Please click on the below link to view, Making Chicago the Safest Big City in America.

Download MakingChicagoSafe.pdf

Sincerely,

Philip J. Cline, Superintendent

Officer Lee Memorial, Pt. 1

Lee_2 Officer Eric D. Lee was shot and killed as he and two other tactical officers attempted to aid a citizen. Officer Lee and his partners were on a special patrol in the Englewood neighborhood when they spotted a man being beaten in an alley. They rushed to assist the victim and announced they were police. One of the fleeing assailants unexpectedly fired, striking Officer Lee in the head. Several suspects were apprehended and held for questioning.

The shooter was charged with the murder of a police officer. On January 23, 2004, Officer Lee's killer was found guilty of first-degree murder. On September 17, 2004, he was sentenced to life in prison. On November 22, 2005, following many continuances, the Cook County Criminal Court judge balanced the scales of justice and denied Officer Lee's killer both motions for a new trial.

Officer Lee was a 9-year veteran officer, a former Marine with a magna cum laude university degree, whose personnel file spoke to his nine years of good judgment on the job. He had volunteered to be a tactical officer, an especially dangerous line of police work. He had passed up his once-every-month options to “bid out” of Englewood for easier duty in a less stressful district. Friends said he liked the people of Englewood, enjoyed the uphill struggle to make their lives safer. Eric Lee became the 4th tactical officer to be shot to death in Chicago in 2 years.

His wife, 6-year-old daughter, parents, two brothers, and a sister survive Eric Lee.

Courtesy:  Officer Down Memorial Page

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6th Annual Eric Lee Memorial Picnic

On July 24th, I had the pleasure of attending a picnic for Chicago Police Officer Eric Lee of the 7th District. 

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For the past 6 years, Officer Lee's former partner, Andre, along with officers of the 7th District have taken the time to hold this event in the park in honor and remembrance of a man who was much more than just a Chicago Cop: he was a father, a husband and a friend to many.

While I did not know Officer Lee, I can truly say that I was impressed by the number of people who showed up to support the Lee Family and his "brothers and sisters" from the 7th District.  It was amazing.  Sworn members of all ranks showed up.  Civilians.  Families. 

There was music, laughter, good food.  You could truly feel the respect that they had for this officer.

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In a time when few remember any of the good that we do. . . we took the time to appreciate the fact that, when the day is done, all we have is our family, our friends and each other.

There was no fanfare.  No high-priced tickets.  No fancy banquet hall.  Just a bunch of PO's and their families and friends.  A few grills and great food.  Just regular people who know beyond the shadow of a doubt, that they could have been the one being "remembered" on that day.  As we laughed and hugged and ate. . . I think we ALL understood that. 

And DOZENS of people showed up to remember Eric Lee and the sacrifice he made.  Knowing full well that we may one day be called to make the same sacrifice.  Dozens showed up.

Isn't that really what it's all about?  Isn't that all we ask of each other?  "Just show up when I need you!"

To all the officers involved, Stay Safe. 

Always remember.  See you next year!

We have a link to the photo album of the picnic on our sidebar.  Take a look and enjoy.  We were given about 400 pics, so we'll add more as soon as we can!

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF PO LLOYD JOHNSON (PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE!!)

1st District Officer Locates Teen, Probably Saves Him From Himself!

Due to the diligent efforts of Officer Mary Walker on Friday, 20 July 07-1300hrs., (assigned to Beat 134), a youthful out of town runaway wanted on a high end bond warrant for escape from Indiana was located and held for authorities. Her efforts may have prevented future crimes committed by this person. Additionally, persons such as this often faIl prey at the hands of others due to their vulnerability and immaturity. Officer Walker was given information from the desk after receiving a call from the runaway's mother that the youth may be at the Holiday Inn located near Canal and Harrison.

Other Officers attempted to locate this person to no avail earlier in the day. Armed with a description she successfully located this person. She was also alerted to the fact that this 17 year old was wanted on a juvenile warrant from Indiana for escape, (bond-$50,000.OO).

A hold was placed on this accused by Area 3 SVU for pickup by Indiana authorities. Efforts by this Officer demonstrate the concern that our Officers have for the well being of subjects that fall in to the category of "vulnerable persons".

CAPTAIN JOSEPH C. VACLAVIK #97

1st District, 2nd Watch