Wednesday, December 28, 2005

RIP - Fred the Baker

Michael Vale (aka Fred the Baker) has passed away.

For all you young whippersnappers, Fred was a hero to coppers everywhere. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night could keep Michael/Fred from his appointed rounds. We have just one question for everyone:

Who's going to make the donuts now?

Per the Superintendent, all flags at Department facilities will be flown at half staff for next 7 days. All exempts may wear the optional black armbands. Memorials of half empty Dunkin' Donut boxes, coffee cups and candles may be placed on the sidewalks in front of all 25 district stations and HQ. In the event of inclement weather, the display may be moved indoors temporarily.

69 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I spill my coffee this is for my dead Fred Rest In Peace

12/28/2005 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO YOU RETIRED GUYS.Let it go, you just don't got it anymore. Your not the police anymore. Guns for self-protection? Why are you going to walk around in 011,015,025,etc. If so, you should be disarmed.

12/28/2005 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mr. Anonymous (1:05)

Who the fuck are you to judge anyone? Are you the police? I would think not. Since you haven't walked a mile in our shoes, you don't know what you're talking about.

Oh, and by the way, the law is in place, the mechanisms for certification are also in place, so deal with it.

One more thing go fuck yourself!

12/28/2005 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mr Anonymous,

If they were good enough to protect your liberal whining ass while they served then they still deserve the respect that is due them. Once the Police Always the Police. You jut dont get it and never will.

12/28/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we should do away with concealed carry. The old west days are over. Have cops keep their weapons at the station. We always hear about the drunkard off-duty cops in bars acting like fools. They get drunk start talking war stories and next guns are waving in the air. Always the drunk cop family domestic where guns are present that makes a threat.

12/28/2005 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a plumber always a plumber?

12/28/2005 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY C'MON GUYS..Stay on subject.This thread is for Fred! I'm going out right now to get a cup of dunkin donuts coffee to drink with my krispy kreme donut in honor of Fred!!

12/28/2005 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we should do away with concealed carry. The old west days are over. Have cops keep their weapons at the station. We always hear about the drunkard off-duty cops in bars acting like fools. They get drunk start talking war stories and next guns are waving in the air. Always the drunk cop family domestic where guns are present that makes a threat.

12/28/2005 01:22:34 PM

Your an idiot, I was going to write a response, but why bother.

12/28/2005 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't recall ever hearing one of those stories. This goof is living in fantasy land

12/28/2005 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cats out of the bag. Now we have every jerkoff on the web, political experts, social observers. Please please ignore these jags, maybe they will go away

12/28/2005 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous THE BLUE POET said...

Im a fat, baldheaded, un educated retired cop, I carry a gun because I am a pussy, but I get laid all the time, I love and respect my fellow officers, I do what they say when I fuck up off duty (and I do fuckup. But at least Im not a liberal, scum yuppie. 90 percent of this country is on our side...........so blow me fool, sorry, as I said im uneducated

12/28/2005 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely done, uneducated retiree!

12/28/2005 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to spill a little of my moccachino skim-latte (on my Biscotti of course- too expensive to waste)for dear old Fred. Hopefully he's in heaven giving the business to Clara "where's the beef" Peller as we speak or maybe even getting double teamed by her and the "clap on-clap off" lady. God speed Fred!

12/28/2005 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

To 1:22 28 Dec 05

Cite examples to bolster your argument. You say we hear about the drunken off duty coppers in bars waving guns......where do we hear that? Most of the stories I hear involve gang bangers waving guns and firing, missing their targets, and hitting an innocent bystander. Once in a while, they do actually hit their target, but more often than not, several people are surrounding someone when they get shot. Although I do not agree with some of the language here at times, I completely agree with the theme of a number of the officers here, that you are not the police. Have you ever been followed home by someone you put away in jail for 3-4 years? It happened to me twice in the mid 90's, and if it wasn't for my gun, I truly believe that I would have been killed on both of those occasions. This is the best example of why officers need concealed carry after retirement. Some of us love the city and plan to stay here forever. If we move, the bad guys can find out where we moved through numerous public sources (I refuse to disclose those sources here and give a felon a head start on his search). I certainly do not wish you any ill will, but try to have a more balanced viewpoint. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before you prejudge them.

12/28/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely said Sharky, but I still think he's an idiot.

12/28/2005 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger BATHROOM WALL ? said...

Mein Apologies to the "WHYTE STRIPES" who "reached out and touched me" (OOF!) and said my "J'Accuse!" replies to perceived skullduggery are AT LEAST HALF a BEAT OFF off the mark (once again, how appropriate!)

NUFF SAID- MY BAD MIKEY! Just thought you were taking the piss out outta me like after the election when we chatted the other day... MY SINCERE APOLOGIES... You're off my Paranoid Trickie Dick S.C.C. Enemies List (this Blindfolded-Cyber-Jedi-Lightsabre training thing is so hard... (OOF!)) I'll see if I can get Dearest S.C.C. to "Grafitti-Blast" my hastily scrawled markings...

Back to the "regular suspects..." (sigh...) (LOTTO-BALLS...! Rickie... Chrystoff... Eichmann... Lieu... and all those BEST "Worst" Bosses...;-> Say it ain't so Joe...! (watching Gibson's "Conspiracy Theory" right now... sometimes it don't mean you're crazy if somebody is out ta getcha, right?) Regardless, poison-pen kisses to my true agent provocatuer... meat me tonight in the library with the candestick... and some lube!;-P ) C'Mon over for some Hot Cocoa, WHYTE STRIPES... on da house!

12/28/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous SHAPED LIKE A DONUT said...

Dear Fred the Baker,
I started out with the chocolate, and then moved to the Boston Creme, and then I found my true love, the Fritter, oh let me not forget some of your seasonal offerings like the pumkin donut. All through these extensive menu choices you were there for me. I will miss you and love you; and considering my current diet, I'll be joining you real soon.
All of my love,
Shaped like a donut man.

12/28/2005 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous PO fudgepacker, 023 said...

Any unit in the thirty sector with an extra pair of latex gloves, squad?

Will the Boystown District be well represented in the Gay Games at Soldier Field next July.

The LAPD is cuming.

12/28/2005 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just can't quit you Fred.

May our coffee never be as cold as Fred is now.

12/28/2005 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hEY WASN'T THERE ONE DRUNK COPPER FROM 014 THAT EMPTIED A MAG INTO THE AIR NEXT TO TEASERS ONE NIGHT?

12/28/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGMUND FREUD SAYS MAN WHO PLAY WITH GUNS HAVE SMALL DICKS

12/28/2005 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a small gun . . .

12/28/2005 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can argue all you want but it is LAW, retired P.O.'s can and will carry. Next topic please.....

12/28/2005 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO SAYS NO TO RETIRED CARRY! ALSO FOR YOUR INFORMATION THERE IS AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN STILL IN EFFECT IN COOK COUNTY! BECAUSE THE COUNTY SAYS SO! NO MORE AR-15 OR AK-47 OR HIGH CAP MAGS....PERIOD!

12/28/2005 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY SHOULD SEARCH ALL YOU GUNSLINGER COPS HOMES AND TAKE THOSE ASSAULT WEAPONS. YOU DON'T NEED THOSE FOR YOUR WORK. HENCE, NOT WORK RELATED NOT NEEDED!

12/28/2005 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you Mental Midgets
(King Daley) Federal Law supercedes any city, county or state laws. For example segregation was still legal in many states and outlawed by federal laws in the 60s......hmmmm who won that legal argument? Arkansa, Alabama or the United States?

12/28/2005 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go hug a tree u pole smoking liberal

12/28/2005 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES, YOR RETIRED GUYS MIGHT NEED THAT PISTOL ONE LAST TIME. GO BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT....

12/28/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a pity your cop donut god died!

12/28/2005 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said, it's the law. Retired coppers can carry a concealed weapon. End of topic.

12/28/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you Mental Midgets
(King Daley) Federal Law supercedes any city, county or state laws. For example segregation was still legal in many states and outlawed by federal laws in the 60s......hmmmm who won that legal argument? Arkansa, Alabama or the United States?

12/28/2005 10:03:05 PM

Your a GOOF! Its called home rule-& if the federal law superceded the city's laws- Citizens could legally own handguns -like the federal law(Constituion) states- but it don't work that way in this city, or cook county....

12/28/2005 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L E T M E T Y P E R E A L S L O W F O R U.......

RETIRED COPPERS CAN AND WILL AND ARE CARRYING WEAPONS. THE CITY DOES NOT ALLOW ONE TO REGISTER A HANDGUN IN THE CITY. ANY ONE CAN BY A HANDGUN A KEEP IT IN THEIR HOME IN THE CITY, YOUJUST CAN'T REGISTER IT.

NOW, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND I WILL REPAET IT TOO YOU, YOU MENTAL GIANT. RETIRED COPPERS CAN CARRY HANDGUNS ANY WHERE IN THE COUNTRY.

12/28/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like post 10:33 did not pass the enterance exam.

12/28/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey post 10:33,

GO FUCK YOURSELF !!!!!!

12/28/2005 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To get back on the subject of this thread, I loved the Fred the Baker commercials. My favorite donut though isn't made anymore. The Dunkin' Donut. The plain donut with the handle. The cheap bastards at Dunkin' Donut stopped making them because they realized they were giving away more donut for the same money.

And before any of the peanut gallery decide to make a donut crack, remember, there aren't enough police in the world, let alone the U.S. to support Dunkin' Donuts. Almost EVERYONE eats donuts. So shove the stupid cop and donut joke up your ass before you spit it out.

12/28/2005 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE JELLY DONUTS, OR AS I CALL THEM FEMALE DONUTS. YOU TAKE A BITE AND ITS OOZING SWEET, STICKY RED JELLY THAT RUNS OUT EVERY WHERE. YUMMY.

12/28/2005 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S AND IT DON'T SMELL LIKE FISH.

12/28/2005 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mental Midget (10:33, et al)

The City of Chicago requires all firearms privately owned (meaning issud firearms from another governemtn agency, I.E. Illinois State Police, don't count) to be registered. There is not a handgun ban in Chicago, the City just won't register handguns anymore....unless you're a peace officer or the duty weapon of a security guard.

There is nothing in the City law that prohibits a citizen from buying a handgun in this state, the only problem is the registration law. If caught with a handgun, or any firearm for that matter, that's not registered, you lose it, but you're not in violation of State law.

The City has decided not to certify retired coppers because of liability fears that went unanswered. This has been overcome and the City has been taken out of the equation.

You don't like retired coppers carrying firearms? Well, too bad! The law is in place, the mechanisms to certify retired coppers is also in place, and retired coppers will be carrying. You can cry til the cows come home, but tough shit, it's the way it is. You can whine all you want, but you aren't getting your way on this one.

So try to have a Happy New Year, and oh yeah, go fuck yourself!

12/28/2005 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IGNORE the asshole(s) that is(are) making asinine statements about concealed carry for active and retired police officers.

It's only one or more of Daley's sycophants trying to bait you, guys.

Don't give anyone the satisfaction of an intelligent response to what amounts to nothing more than disingenuous drivel. Fuck 'em!

12/28/2005 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Fuckyouipackheat said...

What cop is going to pinch a retired cop with a gun? It ain't gonna happen for the same reason cops including retired all have clean driving records. Most of us drive like morons...

12/28/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are a bunch of fucking MORONS- Learn how to spell, learn spellcheck, learn how do be the police & not bitch about this GREAT job. If ya hate it-quit.Work in a factory for 8 hours a day. BITCHES-ONE AND ALL!!

12/28/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been looking at this blog for severaal weeks, and have come to the conclusion that many of the contributors are either:

-jealous of those who get promoted because they may have clout. Probably true, but not because they are related to someone, but rather that are working police officers who come to the attention of supervisors, who help them get good jobs (if you can't get off of your beat car, you consider any other unit to be "clout city").

-Some of you are incapable of puting three words together without profanity. We all have used it, but why disgrace yourselves in a blog that is monitored by the media and by a part of the civilian population?

-I personaly don't want to carry a weapon, but what is your hangup about retirees being armed? Maybe some of them think that they are not safe in their neighborhoods, wherever that may be, because the perceive many of the people on the job as lazy, don't give a damn individuals who are just in it for the $$$$$. You aere not going to win the praise o of the public when it takes 20-30 minutes to show up to an assignment. It may all be B>S> to you, but someday in the very near future, family members of yours may have the occasion to call 911 for assisintuito de humilhar quem saiu do compasso, ou só fazer barulho por fazer mesmo. Me senti o próprio sueco pensando "tsc tsc tsc"...

Mas what the fuck, Recife continua do caralho. O marzão tá até mais convidativo, a praia tá ótima - se bem que ando guardando minhas horas de sol para um certo paraíso chamado Maragogi, no ano-novo. Acho lindo o balançar dos coqueiros e os casarões antigos da cidade. O bairro da Casa Forte ainda consegue me fazer sentir em casa mesmo depois de tanto tempo fora, acolhido que nem deitar no

12/28/2005 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

We'll take care of it for you Fred. We miss you, We love you.
We'll spill a cup for you.
We know you were done wrong. We know the krispies have been playing your territory. We'll make sure the "D" properly reclassifies the death investigation to murder after the new year.

12/28/2005 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Timer said...

I've been looking at this blog for severaal weeks, and have come to the conclusion that many of the contributors are:

-jealous of those who get promoted because they may have clout. Probably true, but not because they are related to someone, but rather that are working police officers who come to the attention of supervisors, who help them get good jobs (if you can't get off of your beat car, you consider any other unit to be "clout city").

-Some of you are incapable of puting three words together without profanity. We all have used it, but why disgrace yourselves in a blog that is monitored by the media and by a part of the civilian population?

-I personaly don't want to carry a weapon, but what is your hangup about retirees being armed? Maybe some of them think that they are not safe in their neighborhoods, wherever that may be, because the perceive many of the people on the job as lazy, don't give a damn individuals who are just in it for the $$$$$. You aere not going to win the praise o of the public when it takes 20-30 minutes to show up to an assignment. It may all be B>S> to you, but someday in the very near future, family members of yours may have the occasion to call 911 for assistance. I hope that they get better treatment than many of you show people of the city.

-Many of you are bitter about bosses, Department policies, and your assignments. The job was a profession to me, and I am proud to have been a member of the Department. If you people can't look upon your positiion with pride and enthusiasm, you are in the wrong job. Go somewhere else and earn more that the money you get here!

-There are over 400 stars in the lobby at Police Headquarters belonging to peoplewho sacrificed themselves for the people of this City. Some were my friends.Don't disgrace them by posting items on this blog that give the impression to the media and non-police readers that the Department is composed of back-biters, racists, illiterates and idiots (easily determined by many of the comments read here).

Take pride in what you do, or move on!

12/28/2005 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:28 pm

Speak for yourself, bro.

In my experience, the overwhelming majority of off-duty police officers are superb drivers who meticulously comply with traffic laws.

Out of respect for Mayor Richard M. Daley, most retired officers
would never even consider carrying a concealed firearm.

Effective at 0001 hrs., the promotion and assignment policies of the Chicago Police Department will be legitimate.

11:47 pm: Fuck you!

12/28/2005 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 11:47

I know how to spell, thank you. I do tend to type fast and thus fail to spellcheck what I've written. To that I apologize to no one. If you cannot understand what I'm typing because of a minor typographical error, tough shit! I'm sure the rest of the people reading my writings, as well as the writings of others, understand what is being said.

I like my job and have no real complaints. I was late coming on, so I knwo (<----HOLY SHIT, a TYPO) what I left behind.

To the rest of the spellcheck police, go fuck yourselves. And everyone, even those I tell to go fuck themselves, have a Happy New Year!

12/29/2005 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alderman Tillman waved her gun around a city hall elevator once
what about her?

12/29/2005 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been the police for almost 30 years and still don't undertand this fascination with guns. Haven't carried off-duty more than a dozen times - like knowing that I can but don't bother and don't know why anybody else does. Seen more coppers off-duty and on get killed with their owns guns that I tend to believe they would have survived if they hadn't provided their attacker with a weapon. A gun is a very poor defensive weapon in a surprise attack. Think about it . . .

12/29/2005 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live and work on the south side. I always carry off duty. Why dont you shut up and check out the thugs that walk through Chatham and Roseland. You must live in one of those gate community on the outskirts of the city.

You are a fool talking shit.

12/29/2005 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is "what are you doing in Roseland or Chathem" off-duty???

P.S., I also live and work on the Southside.

12/29/2005 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live there, you fool.

My mother lives in Chatham.

12/29/2005 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Not_a_bosses_kid said...

Look closely at the photo of Fred-the- baker..there is a blurry image of someone standing in the background out-of-focus. Is it Hitney? I think it is..Did I win the grand prize in the "Where's Hitney" promotion?

12/29/2005 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one have never shot up a bar with my donut while off-duty. Regardless of what Little Richie says,I will carry a donut on me after I retire (apple fritter, although the only ones you can register in this city are the double chocolate cake)...I do like the idea of qualifying with my donuts at the suburban Dunk'n Donuts, though...

R.I.P. Fred

The Guy From the Next Block..

12/29/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the "thugs" are that bad, its time you spend some money on decent real estate and move Mommie out of Chatham. You can then mooch off her someplace where you won't feel so threatened. Dah!!!!!!1

12/29/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip in peace fred, "time to make the donuts"
"time to go to court on no sleep"

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

So let me get this straight 55 comments on Fred the Dunkin guy dying, 35 on Police Shortages Nationwide

12/29/2005 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:24 pm

You are not a police officer. You just open your mouth and peoples know you are stupid and ignorant coward. Now you insult me, my character and judgment, my mother, my community and my neighbors. Now I know that you are also a dumb racist. You are a sad, miserable coward with a sick mind. What does DAH mean, you fool? You are an evil trublemaker that trys to get a reaction out of folks with your mean shit. You aint going to get it from me. May God give you what you deserve.

12/29/2005 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'D RATHER BE JUDGED BY 12 THEN CARRIED BY 6.

12/29/2005 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'GRADY LIKES THE DONUTS.

12/29/2005 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody can be a victim anywhere! Emphasis on ANYWHERE!! Just because you live in a 'good' neighborhood, 'good' suburb, out in the country or in the middle of nowhere, doesn't mean you can't be a victim. If you think you're safe, you're delusional.

Now I'm not saying that everyone should be in a panic, just be aware of what is going on around you, and don't think you can't become a crime victim, whether police or civilian.

Stay away from the windows this New Year's.

Happy New Year

12/29/2005 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:45

I agree with you wholeheartedly, my brother.

The 3:24 poster is a piece of shit that just wants to stir up trouble. This poster is not a copper. Ignore and have a Happy New Year, sir.

12/29/2005 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't call your neighbors "thugs" nor was I the one who implied that I was afraid to walk around in my own neighborhood, with or without a gun. But don't let me insult you. Before you call anyone else a piece of shit, you should look in the mirror. Only cowards respond like you have. Momma's boy. . .

12/30/2005 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For your information; The city requires registration of duty weapons on a yearly basis after you retire. There is talk about not allowing registration of handguns anymore, thus disarming retired guys all together. Only if you wish to stay in Chicago.

12/30/2005 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:38 & 9:27

(yawn)

12/30/2005 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, any one can be a victim anywhere/anytime but 9 of 10 times the offender is "you know who"(in Chicago anyway).

12/30/2005 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't that the truth? Those fuckin' Scandanavians!

12/30/2005 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... It's about the CHOICE! If I want to carry off duty, or if I dont... When I retire, I'm carring! (and I dare you to come lock me up! but be quick cause I'm not gonna be here long) If you choose otherwise, thats your CHOICE! The beauty of it is "THE ABILITY OF CHOICE" last I looked, this is still America. Why the fuck you thing the wall fell? One of the reasons are maby some of them "commies" were sick of having thier choices made for them?

And to the asshat that keeps on with his "off duty cops...need your guns...small dick...you are all a bunch of pussies..." Name the time & place! you better bring your gun, and make shure its well lubed! It might hurt less when I shove it up your ass so far you can realy shoot your mouth off!

12/30/2005 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen 11:04 !
thank you !

12/31/2005 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY, WHY, WHY COULDN'T IT BE THE RAT!!! DIE RADKE! DIE!!!!

1/02/2006 02:19:00 AM  

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