Saturday, August 27, 2005

The best boss I ever knew

We've seen a couple comments floating around in the other posts about bosses who were just absolute princes to work for. We won't bore you, or identify ourselves, by naming names of some of the bosses we worked for, although we might toss a few in the comments section anonymously, but who are some of the best of the best you've worked for? Remember the statute of limitations if you decide to relate war stories, although stories about bosses who have passed on to their heavenly reward are fair game.

NOTE: This thread is for GOOD bosses. We'll cover the dogs later.

425 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly thinking there are none. Actually Lt. Higgins is a great guy. He used to work midnights in 009. Since everyone liked him, they dumped him. Other then that, he was the last good boss.

8/27/2005 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander "Dean the Dream" ANDREWS. If it was not for him, the clearup rate in Area5 would be nothing. He's the reason. Great boss.

8/27/2005 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are on the rock!

8/27/2005 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far and away Cpt. Dahlberg from 011. One afternoon at roll call in 012 then Lt "Smilin' Jack Murphy says, "I'm starting furlough tomorrow so don't shoot anyone." A few years later Dahlberg is at roll call in 011. He says,"I'm going on furlough tomorrow, so if you're going to shoot someone, do it tonight."

Enough said

8/27/2005 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Fruity Pebbles said...

Capn' Bob Quaid - 3rd watch - 023
(just retired- Congrats!) THE most easy going, personable guy with a great sense of humor and no "White/Blue wall"... we desperately need more like him (just ask those working under his replacement- UHHGGG!!!)

8/27/2005 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regrads to Andrews you must not have read the subject of the thread.

8/27/2005 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about bosses of the future? I think sweetbabyray, after he leaves his desk at 35th st., may be a great boss. Of course, he hasn't been on the street in a few years. I think Adolph will be a good boss of the future also.

P/S What happened to retired Sgt. N? Has he been chased away too?

8/27/2005 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweetbabyray probably would get CR #'s like crazy. I think he's a company man.

8/27/2005 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late Captain Joe Mullen, at his retirement party, in his speech he said the Dept. has made a mockery of the rank of Captain, as they had just made all the "meritorious" captains. Even though he could be moody, he would never hurt a WORKING p.o., and the dogs were treated as such. You got a cr# for brutality, he simply said don't lie, if you were justified in using force, so be it. He actually backed his watch. You sure do not see that anymore. I sure wish he were alive to see King Richie gettin his due, hopefully soon, as Captain Joe was an old Byrne guy.

8/27/2005 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think sweetbabyray is a company guy too. He'd just get adolph for his driver anyway. And then get an anonymous CR# on his "pal" leftisthebest for being a communist.

8/27/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. If I'm not mistaken, Lt. Higgo learned some of his leadership skills from Capt. Joe Mullen. You are right, Higgo is the last of the good guys, they even managed to drive him out. But at least we still have his wife, on our side.

8/27/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ABSOLUTE best bosses I ever worked for was Mike McCotter. 2nd choice (tie) would be his sidekick Bill Derrig who is tied with Lt. Stan Pasko who retired last year. These three guys are from the old school where once upon a time coppers took care of coppers, not like it is today (for the most part).

8/27/2005 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Neil Francis, instead of being bitter, when he got dumped from the north side to 007, he just made sure he took good care of his watch. One of the greatest sense of humors on the job. And at least he admitted he had clout, but would not hurt a po.

8/27/2005 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was mentioned by someone in another post but Ron Kelly was a prince always took care of the men I worked midnights in 010 and the best part was you new you had a good boss the last 2 hours of your shift

8/27/2005 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

As far as the garden-variety, worthless, suckhole pussy "exempts" go, those of us who had the honor of working under the command of the late George Sims in the old 11th District, 4001 W. Fillmore St. were truly blessed with a decent and honorable leader, admired and respected by ALL. He led by example and may well have broke the mold when it comes to being "a stand-up guy". A couple of Sims' best quotes:
"...in Fillmo', there are no white officers; no Negro officers--we're all BLUE!"; "We work hard and we PLAY hard!". A true gentleman and a lot of fun.

While the Fillmore of the late '60's may have had the dubious distinction of being the most volatile, violent crime-infested district ever and "THE dumping ground" of the CPD, it was Sims' leadership and the street-wise coppers around me that made it an unforgettable, sometimes bittersweet experience.

As many of the citizens we served (and locked up) said "Fillmo'? They be the REAL PO-leese!"

May God bless George Sims!

8/27/2005 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

I said this before on another post, but since someone mentioned him here, Joe Mullen, simply the best. Vince Candella, who evryone shuold say a prayer for, was right there too.

There are good bosses on this job, I'm sure there are even more (just thought of another Billy Kushner). We need to keep their memories alive as example of how things should be. As examples for us, if and or when we ever make rank.

8/27/2005 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

Most of my career was spent in "the D". My all-time favorite (exempt) DETECTIVE commander was a fellow named Jim Maurer (Area 4).

8/27/2005 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. E. Fred Bosse

Always was a good friend and boss.

Too bad Matt "Never did any police work but played hockey" Tobias had to fuck him royal.

But small penis guys who become bosses have nothing better to do.


Thank You
HBT Sniper

8/27/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

While I don't know many of these guys, I do know that Fred Bosse and Ronnie Kelly were always class acts.

Thank God, there are more. Particularly when you get to non-exempt bosses.

8/27/2005 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget about Capt. Terry McHugh from 018. One of the best!

8/27/2005 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANYONE REMEMBER "CRAZY" BOBBY BURNS REAL STAND-UP GUY. USED TO GIVE UNOFFICIAL 8 HOURS FOR GUN OR HOT CAR PINCH. WOULD CHEW YOUR ASS BUT THE NEXT DAY ALL WAS FORGIVEN. WOULD HAVE YOUR BACK WHEN THINGS WERE BAD.OLD TIME CAPT. VERY FEW CAPTS HAVE BALLS TODAY OR LEADERSHIP ABILITY

8/27/2005 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmdr. Mike Cronin.

8/27/2005 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrig was only great as the sidekick. On his own he was a pussy.

8/27/2005 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone remember Jerry Creed, he has to be one of THE best ever!

8/27/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His name was Wacko Burns, not crazy and he was only ok, but a good boss to you, only if you were a white irish male. I believe to be in the "best boss" category, it should be someone who is fair to ALL the working police.

8/27/2005 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Eddie Kijowski (RIP), the best tact lt in the city and would "throw down" with anyone.

8/27/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean that Burns didn't like the black irish males?

8/27/2005 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cronin?? the guy who got a bump from Patrolman to Exempt??? That's one hell of a "meritorious" promotion.

8/27/2005 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be so sarcastic, what do you think your daddy was doin' in 007 on midnights. Makin' pinches, or makin'.....

8/27/2005 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the best sergeants that I have ever worked for was Mike Cogley in 010. Man was certifiably nuts, but was a copper's copper.

8/27/2005 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous for now said...

Certifiably damn good bosses are few and far between, but the 010th district was blessed with quite a few.

Ronnie Kelly - late for roll call, you own him a dollar, then he'd throw a party at home run inn with the years proceeds. 20 years as an LT because he stood by his guys and took the hit with them. We never forgot it.

Sgt. Mike Cogley - told everyone he was living on borrowed time anyway with the metal plate in his head. Used to go into shithole buildings by himself and worked every Bulls riot with no helmet. A working boss.

Sgt. Gary Morris - certifiably insane, got psyched off the job in the end. almost 25 years as a sgt and ended up with something like 19 shootings with half a dozen kills, (almost as many as Snethen)including the one in front of police headquarters where the asshole got a POs gun and Gary walked up behind him and just killed him dead. A police officer's Sergeant.

8/27/2005 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger SweetBabyRay said...

There are some great bosses at 35th St. But I feel if I mention their names, you guys may not like them. And as far as being a company man, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." When I become a boss, Lefty & Adolph better hope they're retired cause I'll hunt their communist neo-nazi asses down and send them back to Russia & Germany respectively.

8/27/2005 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. John Nolan was a great old time boss. He ended up in 004 but took care of his people. Allways wore a flannel shirt, cowboy boots and jeans in his office.

8/27/2005 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Malloy when he was a commander he knew everyones name and knew everything about them, treated the dogs as dogs and the workers with respect. No phone calls ever helped anyone who did'nt deserve it, from him. The most "fair" and respectable boss I ever worked for.

8/27/2005 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Capt. John Martin. He got dumped as a commander (I think). What a prince. After we brought an arrestee came back from the hospital ('cause that's where they went first if they injured a P.O.), before we could hit the lockup, Capt. Martin had a "conversation" with the guy. I was new on the job and that was something to see. Also the late Lt. Richie Apple.

8/27/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous K. DOC said...

WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT GREAT BOSS'S THESE GUYS ARE UNFORGETABLE. JOE LOGUE, JIM KNIGHTLY, ART BISHOFF (God rest his magnificient soul) and,NATE ROSS. ALL OF THESE GREATS ARE FROM THE OLD SCHOOL AND TOOK CARE OF THE WORKING POLICE OFFICERS.

8/27/2005 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous AREA TWO V/C said...

FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY GOD SPEED THE RECOVERY OF COMMANDER JOSEPH MURPHY.JOE, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU RUNNING OR WALKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AGAIN. JOE HAD WHAT WAS CALLED (MURPHY DAYS), FOR THOSE GUYS IN AREA TWO THAT WORKED HARD AND CLEARED CASES. ENOUGH SAID! MURPHY'S NAME WILL FOREVER BE SYNONYMOUS WITH AREA TWO.

8/27/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger 610 Guy said...

Most of you must have never, or do not now work in the Detective Division. Anyone ever hear of Lt. John Farrell? Of all the decent bosses that are higher in rank than him now, he schooled all of them. None better anywhere in the department.

8/27/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are fucked up! Have you forgotten the great ones-

Capt. Joe SOFERE
Sgt. D. Koplitz
Lt. O'neil (025)

8/27/2005 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another vote for Cmdr. Andrews & Maria Maher

8/27/2005 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. Terry McMahon 4th dist 3rd watch.....enough said

8/27/2005 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt Bobby Burns treated all the dogs like dogs and the workers like princes, whether you were black, white, or whatever. the only problem was 006 was loaded with dogs who ahppened to be black in the early 90's. The white officers who were dogs he buried also. He just wanted you to try, and like the previous poster said, you had to take the yelling from him when you screwed up, but then all was forgiven. The only way he screwed people over was when they started talking back to him. Hey, if you talk back to a bosses face, you get what you deserve. You have to respect the rank, even if you don't like the person. Talk all you want about him/her out of range, but in range, no way.

8/27/2005 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would nominate Lt. Pete Degnan, now of the Sherrif's Dept., Capt. Dominic Rizzi, Ret., the late Eddie King, deceased; Capt Frank Sautkus, Ret., Capt. Bill Town 021. I think the common denominator with all of them is that you could trust them; they couldn't always do what you wanted but they always told you why and always took time to understand your point of view. Too bad Degnan's career was blackened by Burge. Eddie King was a prince like none other may he rest in peace.

8/27/2005 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

john farrel saved my ass when he was a lt at area 4 a great cop and a better boss

8/27/2005 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Cynthia White - ain't she great!!!!!!!! NOT!

8/27/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotta go with Cronin, you will be hard pressed to find a more ignorant bastard on this job.

8/27/2005 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one more from the old 010 district Sgt. "buzzy" eichler a great guy bad ass tact sgt. War hero and he stood by his team when that pussy prieto dumped them over O.T.

8/27/2005 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cogley was awseome whenever some piece of shit said they wanted a supervisor I tried to tell them no you dont if they insisted I would call bt 1020 and cogley would explain the situation to the shitbag like only he could. he might of been legit crazy but he was the police

8/27/2005 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

old cigar bill murhpy was great just got caught at the wrong card game old school A/2

8/27/2005 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After you mentioned Kelly, Captain Randall Zawis came to mind. He used to collect 2 dollars if you were late and then spent the money on a party for his friends. Piece of ....

8/27/2005 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous for now said...

I had forgotten about Buzzy Eichler! He was upstairs the whole time I was at 010. Bronze star war hero and (this is the funniest part) he lied to get in the Marine Corps. Aged himself a year so he could enlist. Keep up the lie for the police department and actually retired at age 64 a couple years after they reinstated the mandatory 63 age. What a character!

Lt. John Farrell is perhaps the finest detective lieutenant this job has ever produced. I have yet to meet anyone who has a bad word to say about him. If they ever actually promoted people on ability, he would be chief of dicks AND superintendent at the same time.

8/27/2005 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys are talking about a lot of people who I've dealt with or whose relatives are or were friends of mine.

Who was 4500 B-Boy? That guy was always out on the streets in the Horner homes back when they needed someone on the streets in the Horner Homes. Was that Logue?

Sautkus had a great reputation from the workers.

For senior exempts, I always thought it

I remember Cogley, and yup he was the real deal.

For senior exempts, I always thought you could tell who they trusted to get the job right by seeing who they put in charge of important events or places. In the late 90's, McNulty in 001 and Maurer.

I remember when they put the 19th ward guy in charge of Area 4. One day they were running a large street operation in area 4, basically 011, with about 400 officers. Who do they put in charge? Maurer. Hey, he was in charge of an entirely different area at the time, but when you wanted it done right...

I know there's a political component to it, but if you want to see who they actually trust to get things done at the DC level, look to who's in charge of 001, 009 and 018. Not everybody who's held those spots had the best reputations with the troops, but they were all people who could be trusted not to be fiddling while Rome burned.

And I always liked Cuello as a sergeant, but don't know how she's doing now. Apologies if this jinxes her and brings out all kinds of attacks!

8/27/2005 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

As a dick, a gentlemen and I can well imagine as a boss, an excellent choice for Chief of Detectives. John Farrell has got to be on everybody's short list. A very bright, well-respected and talented fellow.

However, Farrell has major "career" problems. He's got balls and he was never a suckhole--poor "exempt" material.

8/27/2005 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say Dana Starks!

He is the best.

He is the sexiest!

He got one big black manmeat!

He can get freaky for hours!

He loves to eat it if its
black, juicy, hairy and tasty!


He is a TRUE MAN!

8/27/2005 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard John Burge was a good guy. They said he cleared alot of homicides

8/27/2005 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great site! Fucking funny!!!

8/27/2005 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Ole Filmore Ranger said...

Dana cool...saw him on TV the other day, smooth as silk pie.

8/27/2005 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Patrolman" Joe McCarthy and E.Fred Bosse

8/27/2005 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sherwood Williams

8/27/2005 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the motion for Bif. Not much in the personality department but he is the boss. Very little bullshit. We dont need pals or good guys we need more s.o.b.s who dont give a shit what the troops think of them. Im glad he decided to stick around. Oh, by the way, I dont even like him but I still think he is a good boss.

8/28/2005 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuello has the only ass I want to kiss, if that counts for anything.

8/28/2005 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Dave O'Callahan could be a pain in the ass but you could always count on him to do the right thing regardless of the circumstances

8/28/2005 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as Exempts go Mcnullty has to be one of the best, I've seen him come out on Police shootings and he's all about making things right for the p/o

8/28/2005 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great bosses in 011...Broderick,Pilipuf(spellcheck), Dalhberg was great. Farell(DET) top notch.....

8/28/2005 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Lt. John Finnegan from 02t? Did you guys forget about him? A cops cop

8/28/2005 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant 025

8/28/2005 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far and away John Farrell Not only does he take care of his people like no one I've seen, he he schools his sergeants. I can't tell you how many shitbag political sgt's we got fed that he straightened out. He makes assholes competent, if not good, and good sgt's great. It's all part of the way he takes care of cops. You can't spend ten minutes around the man without being in awe of him. And he has no ego.

8/28/2005 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger 610 Guy said...

4500 B-Boy was actually Lt. Joe Berry, who retired and is now back as a Lt in the deuce. Joe is a great cop and a very fair boss, you could always tell when Joe was coming around the corner he had more lights on that black unmarked bubble chevy than any other car in the department. Stand up.....

8/28/2005 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh, that's right. I met him once or twice, but its been awhile.

It always made me smile to find a senior boss riding around on a Friday or Saturday night in the summer. Like, OK maybe this guy has a clue what's happening out here, and its not just going to be a bunch of statistics to him on monday morning.

I can only remember a few doing it. Who does that now?

8/28/2005 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP President Mark Donahue is the best boss. The guys at FOP ghost payroll and get Captain's pay without a word being said. No wonder why they just gave Donahue a new car. I'd give him a new car also, if I was making $110,000 a year and did not have to show up for work.

8/28/2005 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Terry McMahon 4th district treats everyone as great and takes care of his watch...McNulty showed up on a shooting I was at and I was a believer in him afterwards. He treated the guys involved like they were supposed to be treated and he definately lightened the mood and the atmosphere.

8/28/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Ole Filmore Ranger said...

How about Commander Jankowski of the old 014th district...
Lt. Smith and Terry Hilliard.
Almost forgot Fred Rice..straight shooter.

8/28/2005 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detective Division (Alphabetical Order)

Lt. Lou Cantone
Sgt. Walter Cotter
Julien Gallet
Lt. John Garber
Earl Johnson
James Maurer
Sgt. John Ward

8/28/2005 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like "Patrolman Joe" McCarthy and Walter Vallee, Paul Jankowski was a POLICE OFFICER, invariably responding to "in-progress" calls.

Only problem was that Jankowski was NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer.

One time, as a deputy chief, he and a patrol officer apprehended the gunman on a "robbery-in-progress" in a store. Jankowski actually wanted to lag the beat officer for having his hat off during their arrest. A watch commander talked him out of it.

8/28/2005 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You cannot forget great ADS' who show up for police involved shootings like Lee Eppelin and Everett Johnson. Very stand up guys who took care of the coppers.

8/28/2005 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only problem with McNulty is that he's stiff most of the time. If you think that he's taking care of the P.O.'s on a shooting because he doesn't make a big deal out of bullshit, its because he's too stiff to recognize the fact that you F((ked up! If his nose gets any redder, we'll be able to use him at Xmas to lead the reindeer.

8/28/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will we have the thread for the WORST brass?

8/28/2005 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JACK CLISHAM A PRINCE

8/28/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Ole Filmore Ranger said...

Enough , Can we NOW start a new blog for- "Worst Boss on the Job"?

8/28/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Present and PAST WORST!

8/28/2005 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make John Farrell or Lee Epplen Chief of Detectives. Unlike the current chief, both are admired and well-respected veterans of the Detective Division.

8/28/2005 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybee Farrell is but Epplen isn't I can asure you of that.

8/28/2005 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. John Farrell is by far the best boss on this job. The man has turned down being promoted to commander on at least three occassions. Additionally Molly his former partner was chief of dic's. and were does the man go Area 1.

8/28/2005 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Farrell shows up to police shootings and handles them on days he is on furlough or days off. Never a bad shooting when the mans there.

8/28/2005 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAR-RELL! FAR-RELL! FAR-RELL!

8/28/2005 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Farrell is dreamy! Seriously, he's a great Lt. and during the time I worked for him, before he was banished to A/1, I learned a lot. I asked him a while ago when he was going to get promoted. He doesn't want to. He has too much fun being down in the trenches.

Besides, as a previous poster said, he stands up for the underdog, and as we all know, the exempts don't like that.

8/28/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farrell is also the only boss that I known of who as a Lt. in Area 4 dressed up as a pizza delivery guy and shot and killed the armed robber who was victimized pizza guys. This happened about 5 years ago. He also saved Delopez and company on the choking incident on the westside.

8/28/2005 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher is the laughingstock of a once proud Detective Division. If she has any shame, she would request reassignment.

As chief, her miserable lack of credentials is a demoralizing kick in the teeth to outstanding detective veterans.

8/28/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would of thought a former bank teller who couldn't see over the counter without standing on a box. Would be Named Chief of detectives Maher

8/28/2005 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding DeLopez, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Mohammed combined could not have saved him if it were not for his father and the organizations affiliated with his father.

If it were anyone other than the son-of-a-boss involved, they'd likely have been prosecuted. And their jobs would have been toast.

Not taking anything away from Farrell, but in Chicago coppers do get hung out to dry. Sometimes they deserve it, sometimes they don't, but given the publicity received in the west side incident, and the bad facts coming out of the ME's office, there is only one way to explain the (lack of a relatively significant) result.

How many officers can we name whose careers and freedom did not survive accusations or facts like those thrown out against D Jr?

And along those lines, please be careful guys, Kass called it right in his Sunday column when he alluded to the smokescreens being created by the mayor on the backs of city workers. The 47 firings last week were certainly no coincidence, and they are definitely looking for more bodies to throw on that fire.

8/28/2005 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous lady detective said...

Gender and physical stature should have no bearing on qualifications for Chief of Detectives.

Simply stated, Maher is grossly unqualified for this position.

8/28/2005 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a quick question. Has she hurt anyone? has she some out with any crazy policies? No I haven't seen anything. So in all of your humble opinions she is hatred because she is a female or Hispanic? What gives?

8/29/2005 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is obvious that the posters on this blog are misogynists to the max. Also, as the first post on this one states "there are no good bosses" so they are also totally anti supervision... anti woman, anti any minority etc. They can't even keep a POSITIVE string going without begging to be allowed to trash people and give a negative outlook on any topic......

8/29/2005 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you know it? Here comes the "LATINA" beefers.

A common houseplant has the same qualifications for Chief of Detectives as Maher--a slap in the face to the D.

Maher couldn't make a pimple on Farrell's ass. Either state her qualifications or STFU.

8/29/2005 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher left our unit when she was a sgt. (about 6 years ago). She was a very nice person. I didn't work for her, but she was an off-the-radar kind of sgt. Most youth sgt's are that way. The problem is that she isn't qualified to be chief of detectives. That is an across the board problem. Starks went from being a lt. in 011 to 1st Dep. in 2 years. That guy doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. None of these senior managers (their definitely not leaders) had to live with this accountability shit they are stuffing down everyone's throat. I left Area 5 because I couldn't deal with Cline when he was the boss. He micro-managed everything. The guy was fucking impossible to deal with. When he was chief of dicks I worked on two different cases where he was on the nextel with our lt. and both of them were talking in front of me & my partner about what we should do with the investigation. Fuck him, if he's so smart why doesn't come to the area and handle the case himself. We shit-canned both those investigations. A copper named Cameron got shot in 011 in 2003. Cline and his minions knew that IAD and the FBI had an investigation going on this guy involving narcotics shake downs. They were video taping and listening on his phones. The guys he was shaking down were the ones who shot at him. We knew none of this and we all went out and did what you are supposed to do when someone shoots at the police. No one ever told us we could be caught on tape. That fucker left us out there because of his precious dope case. I fucking puked the day he became superintendent. I knew how miserable all our lives were about to become. None of these fuckers are qualified to run the dept.

8/29/2005 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been told that when she was a det. in narcotics she was excellent at buying dope. She also had nice tits when she was young. Don't see how any of that qulaifies her to be chief. Its funny how fatso was a det. in narcotics and now the titty monster was a det. in narcotics. Are there any det.s even left in narcotics? I wonder what bonds those fuckers together.

8/29/2005 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be the Chief's oral skills?

8/29/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Lt Steve Glombicki---he is a stand up guy and knows the job. He was the best Tact Lt we ever had.

8/29/2005 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glombicki was a tact segeant in 021, it was sad when he left. I would work for him anytime and anywhere.

8/29/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRONIN---wasn't done any favors making commander----no people skills---always right----pain in the ass

8/29/2005 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been on the job 29 years. I have seen a lot of good bosses and a lot of bad bosses. My kid should be coming on the job in the next class. I hope he can work for Glombicki. The guy demands a lot from you, but he will take care of you and you will learn a lot from just being around him.

8/29/2005 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous SweetBabyRay JR. said...

Maher is not qualified to be the CHief of Dets...What about commanders of the AREAs. Is Dean Andrews qualified to be the Commander of the Area5 det. Div? What are his qualifications? Oral?...Please let us know

8/29/2005 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Glombicki is the biggest bullshit artist in the world....he is the area 2 gun team Lt. still standing after his team was dumped by Dana. The guy is either stiff or out chasing crack ho's on south chicago ave. I bet the post that stated he was the best tact lt we ever had was from none other than his bitch boy Wally

8/29/2005 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cronin was a giant pain in the ass arrogant fuck when he was a gang specialist. His little crew thought he was god when he opened his mouth. I couldn't have been happier when he left A/4.

8/29/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRONIN us the man period!!!

8/29/2005 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knighly Logue @ Company:

I dont know how much time you have on the job but with thirty I think I can make a call here about this evil cabal.

Capt Knghtly was no friend of the working police. Logue, Knightly and Follard should have been indicted for the major accident scandal, except the corrupt cops did the honorable thing and kept their mouth shut.

Knightly openly bragged about not having to do a battery to a p/o package for over a year. If you were gay and good lucking Big Jim would coddle you in his office and at his Sisters lake cottage. Remeber the Rump Rangers the gay officers amoung us no disrespect intended, to each there own.

Knightly should be fired for allowing Joe Airheart to lay there on the floor with a bullet wound to the head. No CPD officer should lay there dying. We always attack and move forward for one of our own. Not Merit Capt. Knightly.

Logue was a thief, back in are Task Force days, now he is stealing from the Sheriffs Office.
Nothing but a patronage hack from the 19th ward.

Nate Ross was invloved in the old westside narcotic scandal years back when he was a Sgt.

Art. Bischoff was off the job after the convention for beating the protesters. He was a gentleman and had brass balls. He was bitter after the first Daley hung him out to dry.

Dont forget the Late Joe Healy and
Joe Grubusic. Great men.

8/29/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy White is the best, most honest corruption fighter the g never indicted.

8/29/2005 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maria maher should be and will be the next superintendent

8/29/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Ernie Brown 003 is a policemens policemen

8/29/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cronin is a great boss to work for and he definitely knows what he is talking about

8/29/2005 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best is Lt. Rich Scott 022 tact, if you ever want him just go to the tavern.

8/29/2005 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes sir Cronin is the best just ask him. He better hurry up and write the history of the 011th district or it will be lost forever.

8/29/2005 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Brown's partner, "Stepper" Green. Oh whatta guy!!!

8/29/2005 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please expand on the post that included Folliard (misspelled in the post)?

He is someone I know, respect and like. I've never met a single person who disliked him. Not one. I'd rather that any issue about him be fully aired to determine its validity.

8/29/2005 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike Hoare said...

I never had a bad dealing with Tom, I thought he was a decent guy.

8/29/2005 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Cronin's little bitches are posting.

8/29/2005 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline should create a new Bureau of Judicial Services. Promote Maher to Deputy Supt., B-J Services. Then make Farrell Chief of Dicks.

8/29/2005 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph Chizewski is the greatest you could ever work for. He should have been chief of dicks.

8/29/2005 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Stanley , she is the ultimate anyone can ask for in this dept.

8/29/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cronins little bitches?? The man is a cop what is your resume

8/29/2005 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't give a shit how good of a "cop" you are...no one deserves a bump from patrolman to exempt. that's big-time patronage!!!

8/30/2005 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous det. rush, 620 said...

Capt. Tom Sappanos, 018, for Chief of Detectives.

8/30/2005 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six Pack Folliard.... Was a big J.O. As long as he had his cooler and beer in his Dept car... he would be kinda ok...

When he was a Sgt in Gang Crimes West and then SOS... He was just yout typical asshole.

Glad he left.... he is better off working for UPS as security guard.

At least he can drink his beer as he works and nobody bothers him.

8/30/2005 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets get to the real question. What female boss has the best ass and tits?

Which one likes to be freaky and gives it up the best?

8/30/2005 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous rubber gun said...

I know a lot of you will find this hard to believe but I've been on the job for 32 years and have never heard of any these bosses, much less worked for them. Are you guys making these names up???

8/30/2005 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huberman tops the Switch Hitters list. Big homo freak is his secret. One of Commander Acosta's butt ranger friends.

Also heard that Huberman and Matt Tobias like to play "hockey sticks" fights together.....
To see who can can get hit in the mouth with the puck first.


I guess if your not black or female or gay.... You'll always be in uniform kid!!

8/30/2005 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason you never heard of these guys is simple.

32 years on the job... makes you old enough to know...

The memory is the first to go!

Then the erection.....

What stage are you at?

8/30/2005 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody say Chief of DICKS?

Wow I can handle that!

I love dicks!


Ronald Huberman
Chief of Stiffys...
I mean Staff

8/30/2005 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late John Thomas was always about the policeman.

8/30/2005 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this was supposed to be about the best bosses. Let's leave the bitchin for another screen and give some credit where credit is due. We all have bith stories but lets get the names out of some of the good guys especially if they are still around.

8/30/2005 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I know its been mentioned before but Lt. John Farrell is one of the best by far. He is one of the last remaining dinosaurs on this job. Old school, knowledgeable and balls of steel. He's done it all.

8/30/2005 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I know its be

8/30/2005 03:31:00 AM  
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8/30/2005 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster about Captain Dahlberg, he has no respect for supervisors! He allowed a white P.O to verbally disrepect a black Sgt and when the Sgt was called into the Capt's office-the Sgt was given a CR# for "No ID"-funny being that a) who is ever called out for "no ID"? and b) the Sgt's CR for insubordination was "unfounded"-even with at least 7 witnessess-including the Desk Sgt. At least he looked out for his crew-what a boss! P.S.-that CR against the Sgt was SUSTAINED.

8/30/2005 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Dahlberg in that post wasn't a compliment?

8/30/2005 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked with and for Dennis Keane. I agree that he's a great boss. But if you ask him who's the best boss, he'd say John Farrell.

8/30/2005 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the post about Dahlberg. Could you explain it so those of us with average intelligence could understand it.

8/30/2005 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've never met a single person who disliked him" Well if he isn't Farrell, you will meet plenty of people on this board who don't like anyone!

8/30/2005 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Effective 0001 hrs., 1 Sep 05, the Bureau of Judicial Services (BJs) is created and the following are hereby promoted:

Maria Maher, 601 to Dep. Supt., BJs

John Farrell, 610 to Chief, 601

RMD/pjc

8/30/2005 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you that Farrell is one of the best. I can see where you don't like the Chief. But why would you attack her with sexual phrases and then include Farrells name. Don't think that this isn't read in other places. Use some good judgement.

8/30/2005 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to anonymous at 1:54p.m, when I read the comments praising Logue and Knightley, I almost puked. You told the truth, Knightley also liked to take his pets to Florida and the Cubs games. Logue never helped anyone but Logue.

8/30/2005 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

While I agree with the 9:46 AM poster that while the First Amendment is sacred, any irresponsible ad hominem attacks are reprehensible. We can NOT let this blog site degenerate into a cyberspace version of the walls of shithouse stalls.

I am not acquainted with Chief Maher. She may well be the "nicest" person in the CPD--but a QUALIFIED Chief of Detectives, she is NOT...unless someone--ANYONE-- can post a resume that could surpass the excellence of over a hundred other candidates, most notably Lt. John Farrell, a consensus choice for this position.

I have no illusions of an overnight transformation of this dysfunctional, clout-ravished PD into a meritocracy. Notwithstanding, the outrageous arrogance of the appointment of Maher (albeit, a "nice person") to CHIEF is a transparent insult to the City as well as the fine men and women of the D.

While many, perhaps most, will agree, no ACTIVE member in his/her
right mind would make this TRUTHFUL post. Ultimately, retaliation would be certain.

8/30/2005 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sgt. Jeff Truhlar. Glad you finally found the web site. Eveyone knows you are a BITCH. Capt. Dahlberg took the side of the patrolman, because he was right. Is it OK that you hold slips of YOUR 30 sector guys? I THINK NOT!!! Once again creating the "HAVES" and "HAVE NOTS." Truhlar is the WORST BOSS in the CPD.

8/30/2005 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound a bit J-E-A-L-O-U-S...

8/30/2005 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to 011 bathroom stalls in locker room there you will find out who are the worst bosses.....And who is Cujo and why are they asking if he is black? Who is abate?

8/30/2005 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw that black meritorious sgt he probably deserved it. Capt Dalhberg was best(even though his son is a pole smoking dweeb)

8/30/2005 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey when can we post the most scared backstabbing bosses?

8/30/2005 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Lt. Scott from 022 tac alone, at least with him there are two taverns he frequents, that will stay open all night for the police and other trusted citizens.

TRs and Lanigans. Thanks to Ritchie the guys on the afternoon late cars can drink to five or six in the morning and avoid Brewbakers. When the tac guys have to work a full shift on the weekends at least we can drink our balls off with Ritchie and his bartending, firefighting buddies.

Also Scotty lets the poker machines pay off, what a great man,
screw this department.

As long as you drink Ritchie is a good boss. I wish I had his endurance.

8/30/2005 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran MC Carty was the greatest boss I ever worked for before the department made me dry out.

Fran took a unmarkewd tac car to his summer home, my wife wanted to divorce me, but I had to follow my leader.

Fran had the best bookie and was great for shaking down the taverns. We would eat and drink all night and not spend any money.

Fran was great at siphoning CPD gas, batteries and spares.

Fran was the best except when he would hit on other p.o.s wifes then he got disgusting.

Once he quit drinking for lent and was a miserable bastard. Thank God he saw the light, and went back to the sauce. He took care of us and made going to the job a pleasure.

8/30/2005 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher, an excellent boss, worked for her when she was a new Sgt. Very loyal, would always help a P.O....

8/30/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!

8/30/2005 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow is right, so far, over 150 posts and there is only one good boss on the entire police department.....

8/30/2005 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent point!

8/30/2005 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big difference between sgt and chief. Holding your slip for 2 on the end has nothing to with formulating policy and then implementing it.

8/30/2005 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

THE VIKING was t-h-e U-L-T-I-M-A-T-E "upstairs" super-visor ever in my limited time "on da job"...

Ultimately- it all came down to the fact that he didn't treat ya like a supervisor at all- he was just like one of the guys! He and Hey-Que-47 made the impossible possible- they rendered this most foul oxymoron sensical- "I LOOKED FORWARD to WORK"! `Nuff Said!

Much more like a BIG BROTHER than a boss!!! (of course some will say that was his downfall- pfiffle-poop! Once his initial brick was removed- it was all gooood! As Rutger Hauer opined in Blade Runner as his end grew near... "NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!!!" ;-> )

We Salute ye, oh greatest Viking anywhere outside Stockholm (or Toney Andersenville at the very least!) Just one eternal question would always remain...

"WHO'S STOPPIN' ? ! ? HEY- WHERE'D EVERYBODY GO???? HEYYYYY SHAAAAAYYYYYYDDDDEEEEE!!!! YOU STOPPIN'???" ..."YEAH- I GUESS LOOOOOO..." (sigh... tired/hungover/fat & miserable... where'd the rest of these weasel teammates scatter off to so damn fast???" ;-)

None of it would have been possible without the Hey-Que-47 either... THANKS a TON for carrying my weak ass "BUDDIE"!!!! ;-) I will cherish the memories forever (or until I lose my faculties!) Now who's getting the first round- gimme a "tasty Veiss with a lemon in dere... LOOK GUYYY!!! Ya know one of these veiss's is equal to about `tree a' dose water domestic piss beers..." ;-)

(Hey- that might be a great "hommage" comments thread around here soon SCC- one something along the lines of keeping tabs on what P.O.'s have gone where- a sort of "Where are they now?" idea- but in honor of the Land of Fruits & Nuts' 2nd floor TAC/GANG "scorecard" so to speak... "I shall call it "UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS"... hosted by Sir Alastair Crook... ;-> )

8/31/2005 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC this guy is obviously out of his mind. Good thing he is on the job.

8/31/2005 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Sergeant Sean Glinski 021 Tactical, Brass Balls the man has

8/31/2005 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"None of it would have been possible without the Hey-Que-47 either... THANKS a TON for carrying my weak ass "BUDDIE"!!!! ;-) I will cherish the memories forever (or until I lose my faculties!) Now who's getting the first round- gimme a "tasty Veiss with a lemon in dere... LOOK GUYYY!!! Ya know one of these veiss's is equal to about `tree a' dose water domestic piss beers..." ;-)"

O'Grady, you have already lost your faculties. Aren't you sick of embarassing yourself on this blog yet?

8/31/2005 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Acosta, hands down! He sucked the best cock, did his best to make every think he was Italian and he hardly stole any money from the collection plate at church.

8/31/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best Bosses I've worked for and dealt with over the years:

D/S J. Molloy
ADS C. Williams
ADS P. McNULTY
Comm. D. Rayl
Capt. R. Miller-008/012
Capt. R. Contino-008/002
Lt. J. Blake-S.O.S.
Lt. F. Bosse-S.O.S/HBT
Lt. J. Farrell A/1 D.D.
Lt. D. Keane A/2 D.D.
Lt. S. Glombicki 004 tact
Lt. T. Keough (Rest in Peace)A/4

If you are the "working police" these guys would be the best to back you up and do things for you. They are fair and treat you with respect. They always knew who the dogs were and who was out there kicking ass and doing police work!!

9/01/2005 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous doctor phil's anger mgmt. said...

Lighten up already Hurricane FRANCIS!

Let it go, just let the anger go... it's poisoning you... sad...

9/01/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "workin police" slow down you are giving us "dogs" a bad name. Dont do anything for this city!!!!!

9/01/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander: Walter Murphy, One of last with BIG BALLS.

9/04/2005 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Phil had any sense he would have made Lt. John Kenny,in 010 a Captain at the first opportunity. John is knowledgeable and a stand-up+ guy. If he just weren’t a l-a-w-y-e-r.

9/06/2005 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spike Ramos, now a Sgt in 016 I think. This man knows his shit and would take a bullet for his people.

9/06/2005 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Lt John Farrell Sr in the 13th he was prince his son Lt john Farrell Jr is frrom the same mold the very best, he should be the chief of Detectives.

9/06/2005 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late Commander Tim Daley, was oneof the best.

9/07/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than just John Kenny, lots of good bosses in 010, starting with Commander Bea Cuello,a real lady, Captains Fred Konet and Ric Zavala, both soft spoken gentlemen. Lt. Ed Flynn knows more about being the police that any 10 cops. Lt. Sam Cozzo will give you the shirt off his back.

9/08/2005 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

How could I forget Sgt. Jimmy McDonnell... smart, cool, relaxed, funny, AND SAVED MY WEAK ASS FROM WALKING AWAY WHEN I WAS DOWN! (Now THAT'S a BOSS you can COUNT ON!) And I know he'll never live it down and all that noise from the peanut gallery... ;-) but he had class when some of the others (white & blue) from that time were nothing but a**es ... So if you work around him (or see him if he pulled the plug) tell him the Shadester is forever in his debt and I hope there are more of his kind left than there seem to be! THANKS Sarge! (I still can't get his last name right in my foggy brain- He and Quaid were cut from the same cloth- where can we get more of that fabric- quick!)

9/14/2005 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea Spike Ramos a great Sgt. and also great at covering up a girls shooting in his apartment last year. Think about it he was at 35th. Street driving DeLopez and then gets dumped to 16 Dist. before he could make Lt..

9/15/2005 05:36:00 AM  
Blogger Mike Stephens said...

Best bosses I ever worked with/for were Capt. John Grentzner, Lt. Ralph Barganski, and Sgt's Vernis Jones and Mike Thomas.

9/15/2005 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vernis Jones was a GREAT boss; straight up, never played the race game. Handled a race beef of mine many many years ago, and proved that the only racists involved in the incident were the complainants!

9/15/2005 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midnight in 009 had the beat of the best in Lt. Jack Helpin. Of the troops and for the troops. Leo Crotty a keeper also!!!

9/15/2005 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shady: Yes Jim is a great guy, BUT, saving you was a mistake. He saved the good and the bad--too bad he saved you!

9/15/2005 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

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9/16/2005 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger Shadi said...

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9/16/2005 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHADY: A true epiphany! Hey where did you learn the German?

9/16/2005 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SHADY,
Please post your 500 word harangues on your own blog and link it in this comments section. You're taking up too much space here on SCC's site. Though I enjoy your lugubrious diatribes. This is not the place to esconce sonnets to your compatriots. Springes to catch Woodcocks! Do you have your own site? If so put up the URL or send it to me via email.YooZa Be-otch!

9/16/2005 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Helpin and Crotty were both great. Also, Lt. Blake and the knewly promoted Lt. Gorman were both great bosses and great policemen. First through the door and happy to take care of the cops they worked for.

9/16/2005 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry... I meant the cops that worked for them.

9/16/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

yeah, you're right- my shiz-nit is still too "war & peace" -ish lengt' wise... I'm gonna tear dat shiznit down so as to not to impede da flow of traffic... but one question- who da hell is sergint chuck eEEE? ;-O ? Is that you of the crunchy-style iBook Red???

9/16/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked in Englewood for Sgt Duffin!
Good boss! He knew how to write paper to cover anything and was a great cop on top of everything. Always the first one to kick in a door!

9/17/2005 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26 years on the job. Worked for scores of Sgts, Lts and Capts. Some were good, some were bad. Hands down, the best of them all was Lt. John Farrell

9/17/2005 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First watch in 009 about ten years ago, Lieutenant Jack Halpin, the best!

9/17/2005 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are we going to post on the worst bosses. Cant wait to talk about Lt. Dierdre Heraty

9/17/2005 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie Scott is a 19th Ward political hack! The neighborhood where most of the southside police live, is being plagued with robberies, burglaries, etc., and he sits in gin mills all night long! Muster the goddamn troops and defend the fort!

9/17/2005 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked WITH Kevin Duffin on the Area One Saturation Team. No one worked FOR him! His phiosophy, not mine! He always said, we're all the police. We all do the same job. When your partner took time-due, you rode with him that night.
We always did a lot of good police work and he always made the beefs go away. Best sgt. I've ever had.

9/18/2005 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the "Open Thread just above this one. It got hijacked the first day and ended up being a "Worst Boss" thread. There's over 120 posts there already ripping the incompetents

9/18/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1969, Capt. jack sheehy (sp?) used to tell the commdr. Lt. griffin to shut the fuck up lt. his bro was dep chf a/2
the 003 rd dist, pre mathis

9/18/2005 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Mullen was a great boss too, bottom line, back in the 60's/70's good bosses were plentiful........ now it's like finding a needle in a haystack!

9/18/2005 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Kaufmann at Unit 253 is the best Sgt to work for!

9/18/2005 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to that blogger who sees to be typing from under Capt.Dahlberg's desk, you don't know what really happened. If you think that disrespecting a supervisor is ok and the whole thing covered up by a racist Captain and an ineffective superintendent (Pre-current administration), then you need your attitude checked. P.S. Even if the Sgt. was a merit, there CERTAINLY are a lot being made now that aren't black. So WHO needs help now???

9/19/2005 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/08/2005 11:10:06 PM...

Thanks for the visual of Cozzo topless...........

9/19/2005 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farrell A/1
Blake 153
Angarone TRU
Jim Spratt 008

9/19/2005 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Westcide Dog said...

My alltime fav's in no particular order!
Capt."Patrolman" Joe McCarthy
Capt.John Dahlberg
Sgt. Mike Mulligan
Sgt. Gerry Murphy
Lt. Jack Gibbons
ADS Pat McNulty
Sgt. Pat Scanlan
Sgt. Phil Greco
Lt. Perry Nigro

9/19/2005 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how far back are we going with the best bosses? I have a few from the 70's and early 80's, but i am not sure if anyone will know them. I would hate to put the names here and have someone rip on them. there are a few that have long passed on and such.

9/20/2005 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADS Jack Walsh, Chief Zaleski, Deputy Chief Jim Reilly, Lt. E. Fred Bosse, just to name a few

9/20/2005 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Healy and Mike Alexander

9/20/2005 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger gettingshort said...

Don't forget Capt Matt Casey,ret'd as a Chief.Best boss I ever worked for in 010 and 012.In the 30 years I've been on I've never worked for a standup boss like him.Runner ups would be Lts Tom hutchinson and Ron Kelly from 010.And who could forget Sgts Chuck Hensely and Jesse Acosta who put their men 1st.Both did suspensions for going to bat for "THEIR" guys.They threw away the molds after these guys left.

9/20/2005 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt John Kenny Lt John Farrell ADS Epplen D.S. Williams

9/21/2005 01:35:00 AM  

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