Friday, October 13, 2006

Off Duty Cops in Bad Accident

WGN is reporting two off duty PO's in an accident out near Iowa. One dead, one critical. We've seen their names mentioned in the previous comments section and WGN released both names, so we assume next of kin and relatives have been notified.

This thread will be open for prayers, condolences and wishes for recovery only. All others will be deleted.

UPDATE: Coverage at Channel 2, Channel 5 and Sun Times.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sympathy to their families. May God Bless them as we keep them in our prayers.

10/12/2006 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the officers and their families. May God Embrace you and lighten the sorrow of your hearts.

10/12/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got back from my property in NW Illinois; Im 1 minute from both Wisconsin and Iowa; left Monday noon, came back Wednesday noon. I hear this, and I have to thank MY God for my safe trip(s) which Ive taken for granted. My other house makes the CPD job worthwhile. Your in Gods hands on route 20 between Rockford and the Missisippi river; its mostly 1 lane per direction. Anyway my deepest sympathy towards the POs and a speedy recovery to the living!!!

10/12/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

May she rest in peace, and a speedy recovery to the other officer.

PLEASE be careful out here...

10/12/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to the families. Both officers and their families will be in my prayers. I will pray for the the officer's quick recovery. God Bless them both. I am in tears for their tremondous loss.

10/13/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so terrible. Please, everyone be careful out there.

My prayers and thoughts are extended to the families and officers.

May God bless them.

10/13/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless them and their familes during this terrible time.

10/13/2006 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the families of both these fine ladies, I wish you strength during this time of great burden.

My utmost sympathy for the O'Dea family, as no parent should have to bury their children. God Bless you're in my prayers.

To Sheri's family, I wish her a speedy recovery, and wish her all the support and strength. To have to go thru such an ordeal, and lose you best friend besides is going to take some very strong faith. You're in my prayers!!! My thoughts are with you. God Speed.

If either family needs anything, I certainly hope they remember they to ask of their POLICE family too!!

We're here for you!!!!

10/13/2006 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/13/2006 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in the academy with MBOD, One of the few women on this job I could be partners with. May she rest in peace!

10/13/2006 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in the academy with her, GOD bless her and her family and all of you out there.

10/13/2006 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the familes

10/13/2006 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to their loved ones and fellow PO's. Also a heartfelt prayer for the surviving officer's full recovery.

10/13/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

I'll join in my condolences. We can argue politics, but stuff like this really puts a different perspective on things. I'll say a prayer for both.

10/13/2006 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/13/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Mary Beth's brother Jack, who was on the job, was also killed in a traffic accident a few years back. Their father John O'Dea was a solid copper that worked on the Southside. My condolences to the family on their tragic loss.

10/13/2006 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers, Up!

10/13/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most (I guess) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the O'Dea Family during this terrible time.

Also, my best wishes and prayers to PO Catino.....Speedy recovery

10/13/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

I pray for both families. I am very sorry for your losses. God Bless You and Yours.

10/13/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Beth O'Dea is the younger sister of Jack O'Dea who died in a car crash a number of years ago. Please pray and support the family in this very sad moment. Never forget,always Family!!

10/13/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

both were and are great police officer, may Mary Beth rest in peace

10/13/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not know either of these Officers, but my prayers go out to both them and their families. To the Officers of the 024th dist., my condolences to you, and NEVER forget these Officers. Be there for the injured Officer & for Officer O'Deas family. Let them know the close "family" that makes up the C.P.D.

10/13/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

My thoughts and prayers to the PD, and friends and family of both officers. My sincere condolences.

10/13/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear my prayers go out to the family! May you rest in peace

10/15/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous J. Gray said...

Mary Beth O'Dea
Employee of the Month.
I will miss you my crazy and dear friend and 018th District partner.
The party continues in Heaven!

10/16/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Bubbles.

Your friend,
Billy B.

10/17/2006 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my oldest and dearest friend Marybeth, "BUBBLES" "MBO" O'Dea: I loved you like a sister, I feel like part of me is missing. Here's to the days of climbing that tree barefoot, swimming in the pool, taking 1st in kittenball, roadtrips to Indi then and now, pretending we were the best skateboarders in the neighboorhood, dancing many nights away (even though I had to pull you up on the dance floor), concerts, Key West, waverunners, that damn pontoon, bean bags, Purple Passion, and having a friendship that would last an eternity. You are gone but not forgotten my dear pal. Life will never be the same without you, your smile, your laughter, your beauty. I only hope I can be half the person you were. You gave me and everyone you met your friendship, your loyalty, your love and I will never, ever forget you. R.I.P Mar, I love you!

To Sherry Catino, I met you through MBO many years ago, we've been friends for awhile now, we were partners on the crazy bike patrol. One thing I learned about you from that experience is that you are strong as a bull and you have the abiltiy to overcome anything. My dear friend, my prayers are with you and I know you will get through this. GODSPEED Sher! I love ya baby!

10/17/2006 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Policeman's Last Roll Call...
The policeman stood and faced his god, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep, though I worked alot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in hell."

10/18/2006 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MBO- i am so lucky to have met you. you will be so greatly missed... by everyone you ever knew.
Nothing but much love for you always.

10/19/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to both families....and we will never forget Mar..who always made us laugh...
And Sheri you are a tough cookie hurry back girl...

10/19/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to both families...Mar we love you and your smile..
Sheri you are a tough hurry back...

10/19/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MBO, I'm going to miss you dearly buddy. You were a great friend and a great cop. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get as much use out of 19P as you did, but I'll give it a try. R.I.P. Mar. I'll never forget you.

Mr./Mrs.ODEA & Sam, you are all in my prayers.

Sheri, get well real soon you hear. I want a rematch at bags! I need my $20 back.

10/20/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Beth-
I can't believe I'll never see you again. I feel lucky to have gotten to know in the short time you were here. I think I'l go get a fish from the Aquarium store. Miss you...

10/23/2006 08:31:00 PM  

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