Haymarket Statue Rededication Ceremony at Police Headquarters
(Photo Courtesy of CPD Graphics Dept)
(re-post from 29 May)
The Haymarket Memorial Statue honors the Chicago Police members who lost their lives and were seriously injured on that fateful day, 121 years ago, May 4th, 1886. Eight officers were fatally wounded and scores of others were injured, marking the most devastating day in the history of the Chicago Police Department. On June 1st, 2007 at 1400 hours, all department members and their extended families are invited to police headquarters for the re-dedication and unveiling of the refurbished Haymarket Memorial which will be proudly placed atop a newly commissioned pedestal.
The event will celebrate the relocation of the statue from the atrium of the Education and Training Academy to its new home on the west side of the the Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan.
On May 30th, 1889, the Haymarket Statue was unveiled by Frank Degan, the son of Officer Mathias Degan, the first Officer to lose his life during the conflict. At this ceremony, we are proud to announce that the great granddaughter of Officer Mathias Degan, Geraldine Docekal, and her sons Edward and Dale Docekal, will unveil the refurbished statue and pedestal.
We hope you can join us for this historic event.