Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Seven More Stars Retired

Channel 2 and Channel 7 cover the ceremony.

We're assuming that these were "Performance of Duty" deaths as opposed to "Line of Duty" deaths? Someone can correct us if we're mistaken.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The seven deaths included two killed in traffic crashes; another was a motorcycle officer killed in a crash, one officer died of burns suffered when he attempted to pull someone from a truck fire and an officer who suffered a fatal heart attack while arresting an offender.

A few of the deaths were from the 1940's; one from the 1930's, and the leatest was from 1985. It is still nice we honored these heros.

11/15/2006 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter how they died, it's just nice that the officers were remembered.

Would someone show RISLEY how to f@$#ing salute. And, where did he get all those ribbons, from Mauer???

11/15/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how both Chnl 2 & 7 don't even list all SEVEN names. Jeeez. It's like they really don't care......

11/15/2006 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a very moving ceremony. One question: Why were two exempts there in dress uniforms without their required winter bands on their hats? And both were kinda high ups, a Deputy Chief, the other a Chief. Shame, guys.

11/15/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just some clarification on this issue.
Former Supt. Hillard was saddled with the decision on how to decide on, While on Duty and In the Performance of Duty deaths/recognition.
Do we treat an auto accident, [chase or otherwise] drowning while training, shoot-out, sniper, heart attack while chasing a bad guy or heart attack while sitting in a restaurant on duty with the same degree of honor or distinction? { Full Honors Funeral and stars retired in the star case at 35th St. with a ceremony etc}
Now STOP right here.. "I" am not minimizing the loss of ANY of our Brothers/Sisters on the job, regardless of how they lost their lives. May they ALL rest in peace as they remain in my daily thoughts and prayers.
I'm merely mentioning a sample of recent cause of death(s) for illustration..
Hillard took, in my view, a middle of the road approach. After meetings with his staff he decided to make a 'distinction' between the two by definition. He (they) decided that each death would be investigated and decided on its own merits and a classification assigned.
While I'm not sure of the "Official" General Order classification title(s) it was basically decided as follows . Keep in mind this is merely a summary of the Order for information purposes only to add some back round to this particular blog site topic and in no way to be considered verbatim or an opinion either way on decisions or those that made them.
The ‘obvious' were those that involved death through violence by gunfire, the number #2 cause of death nationwide in law-enforcement. (Take a guess what the #1 cause of death is**)
The names of Camp, Marquez and Ceriale quickly come to mind to mention just a few.
The controversy came into play when it was not as clear cut but still involved a ‘death' while ‘on-duty.'Without mentioning names or particular incidents, lets just say for the sake of discussion , ‘all other types of deaths while on duty.'
Hillard decided that "Performance of Duty" deaths (those ‘obvious' along with those investigated and decided to fall into this category) would receive the ‘full-honors' funeral along with inclusion into the Honored Star Case at headquarters.
The others, while no less tragic, were placed into a category that still afforded them a ‘full-honors' funeral, however they would not be eligible for the star case inclusion.
Supt. Cline, when asked to revisit the topic by the families that felt that their particular loss was either misjudged or just not treated fairly, revised the decision of Hillard. Basically, Cline followed the classification used by the federal government in classifying ‘line of duty' deaths which made a lot more prior deaths now eligible.
That briefly, is the back round into why/how the former stars of those that made that "Ultimate Sacrifice" on the job are just now being recognized.

** The #1 cause of death, nation wide, for over the last two decades ‘still' remains traffic accidents. STAY SAFE out there my brothers, continue to back-up one another and remember "That Thin Blue Line!"

11/15/2006 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

SCC, it's LODD as old cases were reviewed by the Supt...

11/15/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the names of the 7 fallen heroes to be rightfully remembered for all time are.....?????

Please fill in the blanks. The names of those 7, who gave their lives in the service of the City of Chicago, are not available on the two noted news links.

11/15/2006 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long overdue. My God bless all of you and us.

11/15/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't speak for the others, but Robert L Johnston, my maternal grandfather, was kicked in the shin while making a pinch in 1925; as a result of an infection he lost the leg, and succumbed to complications 11 months later.

11/15/2006 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Patrolman Roy Costello (motorcycle pursuit ), Sergeant Alane Stoffregen (scuba dive accident), Sergeant Hector Silva (cerebral hemorrhage after training), Officer Benjamin Perez (hit by a train), Sergeant Phillip O'Reilly (auto accident) and the rest...

I think occurred in the 1800's and I don't have their names/other info. Sorry.

11/16/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say that rather than worrying about the two exempts that didn't have thier winterbands on thier hats, I say we should be asking the question of why are we even continuing this ridiculous annual excercise of removing and placing of the hatband dependent on the season. Either leave the damn thing on or off. Whats the difference? Who cares if it's off or on? Does anybody think that the general public realizes thats it's on or off? Does it keep you warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer? Can ANYBODY tell us why we are stuck on continuing this excercise in stupidity? This is just another example of the Chicago Police Department being mired in the past.

11/16/2006 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the departed brothers and sistera along with their families. Say an extra prayer for them this holiday season.

11/16/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very true 11/16/2006 05:51:19 AM , you're right who the hell cares? but as we all know u get some jagoff inspector, boss, or sgt who catches you w/o the hatband when its supposed to be on. you know you'll get a write up or spar. certain rules dont apply to everyone

11/16/2006 11:35:00 AM  

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