Monday, June 18, 2007

RIP Al

Sun Times, Tribune, Channel 2, Channel 5 and Channel 7 coverage.

Initial reports are talking about a fall off of his deck. Some here at SCC knew Al in passing and he was often in the thick of things. You will be missed.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous In The Know said...

I met him once in court, very nice guy.

I pray for his mom who he lived with.

Rest In Peace

6/18/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Al, a great guy, met Al during Evidence Technician Training a little more than one year ago.

6/18/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i worked with al , great guy, will miss him.

6/18/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP! Al you will be sorely missed may you have eternal peace! God bless his surviving relatives! GODSPEED!!

6/18/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUr prayers are with him.
Has anyone heard anything on PO Vasquez's death. Please remember him too.

6/18/2007 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AL was a great guy and a wonderful p.o., we will miss him as our family friend. Now, you don't need the raccoon(inside story) AL, because now you- rest in peace with your Dad.

Love,
your friends in Pilsen

6/18/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace brother!

6/18/2007 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's really sad.

RIP

6/18/2007 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame. May he rest in peace.

6/18/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P AL a great guy and Police Officer.

6/18/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous YAK said...

My thoughts and prayers to AL'S family.Just a great human being period.R.I.P TRUE BLUE AL EVERLASTING PEACE GOD BLESS YOU.

6/18/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the 010th District:

Well will miss you very much from all of us who knew you well!

6/18/2007 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al, rest in peace our good friend! U made us laugh everyday Big Sexy!!! You will truly be missed. We love you! ET South

6/18/2007 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother. God bless your family

6/18/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r.i.p. little al

6/18/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al,
You were a great copper and even better friedn. The fishing trips won't ever be the same. Who is gonna call the rest of us sissies now
your friend Dennis

6/18/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Met Al when I first hit the dist. One of the few guys that extended his hand for a greeting to "the new guy". r.i.p feel terrible for what happened

6/18/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Al, my prayers and condolences to your family and to those who knew you best. Take care and watch over us now.

6/18/2007 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP AL. Worked with Al when I was a PPO and he always took the time out to answer my questions and to give words of advice. Thanks for all the help. Your friends in the Marquette will miss you. God speed.

6/18/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up with al after he moved to 79th and trip. Good guy, I always enjoyed running in to him on the street. Tragic

6/18/2007 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

RIP to him & to the retired CPD cop hit/killed in Harvey.

~ In memory of CPD, Maywood and our Metra officers & their unsolved murders ~

6/18/2007 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A former Marine and Gulf War veteran.

Semper Fi

6/18/2007 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP "Brother"
It's refreshing to see that in this time of tragedy and sadness everyone [so far] is on the same page, offering their sympathy for a lost brother.
At times like this, the family deserves nothing less.
Thank You to all that posted and my condolences to all that knew/met him. We have a void in our lives because of his loss.
Remember Our Thin Blue Line!
Ol vet

6/18/2007 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The loss of my friend...

Here is to the long nights that started out sober and ended up at J.T.’s
Here is to the nights and memories that I will replay in my head for the rest of my life.
Here is to the cigars smoked, clubs and bars closed.
Here is to the jokes shared and the laughs that made my stomach ache.
Here is to the nice cars, fine ladies, free drinks and strip clubs visited.
Here is to you my brother, to the noble life you lived. Because you are a class act, always smiling and blinging with jewelery. Thank you for all the knowledge you gave me, drinks you bought me, holidays, family occasions and special times shared. Thank you for introducing me to Movado watches. I will miss you my brother may GOD bless you and your family. You will be forever remembered by our family and I look forward to parting with you again my friend.

Cheers, Al Joseph Hernandez

I Love You and will miss you dearly,
Nate

6/18/2007 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Al, you will be missed by all who knew you and cared for you as a person, and as a policeman this department has lost one of the very finest. May God be with you and yours.

Your Brother in Blue

6/19/2007 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from one st bede alumni to another. we graduated together from grade school and shared many laughs. we continued to be friends after bedes and shared many good times at st laurence. after graduation from high school we lost track of each other and didnt meet again until you came to 009/010. you were a class act and a good friend. i will miss you alot and one day again we will meet at those gates upstairs.just make sure the mr t. jewerly is not visible.you were one of the nicest most helpful po's to come on this job. many of us on the job who graduated with you in 1984 from bedes (merus/keane/clark/hoffenkamp/mcnalley/sherwood/kucharshi) all agree that the reunions wont be the same.may god rest your soul brother!!! your tour here is finished and job well done.

6/19/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous ROMAN said...

ALS WAKE IS AT MT AUBORN
4101 S. OAK PARK AVE STICKNEY IL
20 JUN 2007 2P-8PM

AL'S MOTHER NEEDS FINANCIAL HELP TO COVER COST.

THE FAMILY THANKS YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 010 DIST FOR THEIR PROFESSIONALISM.

6/19/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AL

Spent the better part of last night remembering all that you have said and done to make everyone laugh. Nothing could change all the emotions that we are feeling now. We know that you will never pull up to our curb again in the patrol car, jump out and instantly start making jokes. Whoever wrote a comment earlier and said the sissies remark- knew you ol' so well, that was probably your most-used word. We will miss the visits, fly-by's, etc. It hurts so much to know that I won't ever see those gapped teeth again. I expected to see you grow into a pimped- out old man. You are extremely missed.

Love,
your Friends in Pilsen

6/19/2007 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al was outstanding. One of the few guys I could trust and count on 24/7,no matter what. He was one of my partners in Housing West and remained a good friend ever since. He taught me and others the art of stomping as opposed to kicking!Semper Fidelis. Walt

6/19/2007 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al, we will all be raising our jager bombs with ice and our miller lites to u! U were a true friend as well as a true copper. To your pimped out rides to your kind words. U have made an impression on everyone who has met u. To those who have had the chance to know u, what a honor. U will truly be missed but not forgotten. Until we meet again. Missing u already.

6/19/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace brother.. you and your memory will never be forgotten... your legacy will live on forever.

6/19/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I think how you entered into our lives and became more than a friend but family you have left us too soon.The endless times that we shared laughs and to the many nights that you made sure we made it home safe I will always be grateful for such a good friend. Now we are only left to say "THOSE WERE THE TIMES" Your family is in our prayers.We will miss you always you are a part of our family and we have suffered a GREAT LOSS.

Rest In Peace Love,
Shonda

6/20/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't believe it pal, you are really gone, but you will never be forgotten! Some of the above posts really made me smile. You had a fine send off today. Your brothers from the 010th saw to that. I liked the part in the eulogy about the fog machine and the disco ball. How true! I know for a fact, that you would have been laughing at all of those poor suckers stuck in traffic during your procession. . . all due to you! Ha! I also know that you had something to do with all of those Cicadas getting stirred up at the cemetery. Back in the day, you used to talk about how "H-U-G-E" you were, when you were lifting weights. You told me however, that I had to call you "Mister Huge". I guess I saw, over the course of the last few days, just how huge you really were. Lots of good people are going to miss you brother. I know I do. So long, "Mr. HUGE"

D-Mc

6/21/2007 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with Al when he first came on the job in 011.Had one of the best F.T.O.'S (POCO) in the city,he was a good police offcer never asked for any special treatment and was very dedicated.He will be missed."REST IN PEACE" AL.Sincerely MAX from 011.

6/25/2007 12:02:00 AM  

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