Monday, July 28, 2008

Ride to Remember

  • They may be gone, but they'll never be forgotten. Remembering fallen police officers was the reason behind a motorcycle ride in Chicago Sunday [...]

    Gold head lights come into focus as the first of nearly 700 bikers approach Gold Star Memorial Park. It's called the "Ride to Remember."
Channel 7 also covered the event. The weather certainly couldn't have been better. Tom Skilling deserves another award in addition to the Crime Reduction one he ought to be getting.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing is both of the guys that plan & run this thing worked a full tour the day before. I thought a take home car and 6 months off were necesary to organize something like this. Maybe planning a jog is thousands of times more difficult than planning a motorcycle ride?

7/28/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad the One Hundred Club is not the recipient of the monies generated.

Fat Phil has taken enough from working coppers,he should be ashamed to take a six figure sum from dead police officer's families.

7/28/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much weight has phil put on since leaving the job?????

7/28/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice event except Phil gets his cut

7/28/2008 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ride was FANTASTIC! A big THANK YOU to truck 19 (I think) from CFD who raised their ladders over the drive and saluted all of us. That indeed brought tears to many of us. This nasty sunburn I have was all worth it.
Good job guys of Area 4.

7/28/2008 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just have a problem with this concept. Consider that "true bikers" are scum. Knowing that, I have a hard time reconciling the fact that law enforcement personnel dress themselves up and parade around as if they were "bikers". I certainly don't have plans to dress up in Nazi uniform anytime soon.
Bring on the haters and Sunday afternoon Harley enthusiasts. Bite me, you're scum too.

7/28/2008 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that Harley riders seem to be mostly fat white guys?

7/28/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was my second year on the ride and it was a great reminder of all of the good on this job that we have forgotten for the last several months. Thanks to all who put in the effort to make this event a success and run it so smoothly. An event this size takes a lot of work form a lot of people, so again thanks to all of you.

My wife and I commented as we were riding about the number of people who waved as we were going by. Whether or not they knew who we were or what this was about I don’t know, but this ride took us through 11, 10, 9, 7, 21, and 2 and in each district people were on their porches and standing by the curb waving to us. What really struck me as great was the people stopped in their cars along the way, especially on LSD, that instead of being aggravated because they were held up for a few minutes, actually got out of their cars and waved to us as we went by.

Then, as we approached 31st and the drive, CFD Ladder Truck 19 and another truck whose number I didn’t get, had pulled to the side of the ramp, raised their ladder and the firefighters stood with an American and Chicago flag and saluted us as we rode by, that was PHENOMENAL, thanks CFD!

Donna Marquez gave an excellent speech at the Memorial and reminded the press of its responsibility to report the good along with the bad, but more importantly reminded all of us that no matter how many people ask, “Why did the police have to shoot him?” the most important thing is to go home safe every day.

We also heard from former Superintendent Cline at the Memorial that 20 children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty received $1,000 to put towards back to school purchases and that the tuition for these 20 plus more was going to be covered 100% by the Memorial Fund. This is why I will continue to participate in this event every year it is offered.

Congratulations to all on a great event!

7/28/2008 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if Jody wants to be the leader he should follow the rules also. The harley he was riding had Pennsylvania plates on it. According to Illinois law you must change over within six months of residency. It would be nice if some KMA officer would slap a ticket on that cro magnum Fucks motorcycle. He wants to enforce the rules yet he doesn't feel it's necessary to abide by them. I bet he still has a Pennsylvania license in his wallet.

7/28/2008 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every po that has anything to do with that memorial has gotten a merit promotion to sgtor better. Please this has to compared to the hire truck program. Give me some cash and i WILL GIVE YOU A JOB. Please will the feds investigate this. I believe you can look at phil to start the investigation because he did most of the merit picks. Really just look at the merit picks from the last 5 years or so. What a Scam... STOP GIVING TO THIS. Give to the one hundred club or the families of the PO's only.

7/28/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT - Great turnout this morning for the Area 4 Ride To Remember. Over 700 bikes! I was told the procession of motorcycles was 2 1/2miles long! Thanks to the civilians and police other departments who rode.

There were a few of pissed off people (several gave us the finger, but they know where they can go) but overall a great response from the citizens of Chicago. What I saw today was the reason I became the police.

I smiled everytime someone waved or honked at us, especially the little kids. There are a lot of people out there who still like us!

A special thanks to the CFD Engine (or Truck) that was pulled over on LDS just north of 31st Street, who's members saluted us.

Kudos to all the CPD who did a great job of blocking off traffic for us - 001, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 021 20, 009, 008, 021, Traffic, TMA. Did I forget anyone?

Applause to the Detectives in A/4 who put this thing together. And a big thanks to Donna Marquez for her wonderful speech at the memorial. She should be mayor and Superintendant!

7/27/2008 06:29:00 PM

I wanted to move my original post here since it was buried in the "Rifles on the Street" topic.

As someone noted in another post, there's still a silent majority who respect us. I had a great time and got a great tan in the process, although I look like a racoon now.

I don't pretend to know what's going on in the finacial end of the Memorial Fund, but I still feel that this is a good cause.

7/28/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Truth Squad said...

to 1:14am

If you got a beef with Cline, why don't you confront him instead of constantly lying about him getting a 6 figure salary. The Memorial Foundation files with the Illinois Attorney General and no one there makes six figures.
Are you the guy he fired for planting dope on the wife of your friend during a divorce. That would explain your lies.

7/28/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no Beer afterwards at the celebration?

7/28/2008 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how cum J-Fed does NOT have Illinois plate or a 2008/2009 Chicago medallion (city sticker) for his motorcycle?

7/28/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing is both of the guys that plan & run this thing worked a full tour the day before. I thought a take home car and 6 months off were necesary to organize something like this. Maybe planning a jog is thousands of times more difficult than planning a motorcycle ride?

And both were meritorious Sgts..So what's your point?

7/28/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot: on friday,coming from burnam harbor, i see a large group of bicycle riders. they were setting up for a bbq next the entrance of gold star park. music blaring, bikes up against the memorial walls. two bike cops then pull up. in no uncertain terms they tell them to pack their sh#t up and leave. later i find out it was the critical mass riders.same ones that blocked traffic when i was heading to the harbor. you guys get slammed by everyone and then this group disrespects your memorial. i see now why you guys need this place to rant. i know you dont hear it enough, but thanks for being there.

7/28/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the ride every year, but this year is much better! Thanks to the CFD and Peoples were out there supported us !

7/28/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...A big THANK YOU to truck 19 (I think) from CFD who raised their ladders over the drive and saluted all of us. That indeed brought tears to many of us..."

Yes it was CFD #19. Thanks, boys.

http://copcardotcom.fotki.com/miscellaneous_
photo/car_shows/car-shows-2008/july27chicagopdsare-26.html

More photos from yesterday's Ride to Remember are at:
http://copcardotcom.fotki.com/miscellaneous_
photo/car_shows/car-shows-2008/page3.html

7/28/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time there is an event benefiting the CPD Memorial Foundation the same douche posts his 'Fat Phil' comments over and over. Dude, we get it. You don't like the man. Now get a fucking life!

7/28/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does J-FED have out of state plates and no city wheel tax sticker on his Harley. Where is Big Bird when you need him. He was overheard saying that he has a house out of state. Does this mean I can now register all my vehicles to my place in AZ and not buy anymore wheel tax stickers? IAD can you confirm this. Alot of people were taking pictures with their cell phones. Someone please post.

7/28/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But why was j-feds bike registered in PA? With no city sticker? HELLLOOOOO big bird

7/28/2008 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they make any money or was this event just to measure how big the beer bellies got and do they touch their gas tanks yet.

Any one ride with Weis and discuss the essence of oil and body rubbing styles at the gym.

A couple looked like they just left the gay parade.

7/28/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

NO matter what ride you are doing for fallen officers, fallen firemen etc... It is a good ride. Drop the politics and the nepotism for one day and "remember" who the ride is really for... Your fallen brother and sisters, who served. That is the true spirit of what this is all about.

To the people who think the bikers are just weekend harley riders. A biker is a biker is a biker. No stereotype there. If you own a bike you are a biker or as my husband says, "i am a motorcyclist". After 700,000 miles on a bike and 9 different countries, and a Partner in one of the largest firms in the world, never judge a book by its cover. No matter if you are as you say "the scum of the earth" or a cop, fireman, CEO of a Company. Enjoy the ride and what joy that ride brings you.

Ride on brothers and sisters and always do good for your fellow officers.

7/28/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/28/2008 07:42:00 AM

I learned a long time ago never argue with an idiot. People watching may get the players confused.

7/28/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also heard from former Superintendent Cline at the Memorial that 20 children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty received $1,000 to put towards back to school purchases and that the tuition for these 20 plus more was going to be covered 100% by the Memorial Fund. This is why I will continue to participate in this event every year it is offered.



Enough already! Until Phil Cline volunteers, I will not give a penny, this fund will give out maybe 10 cents on the dollar the rest goes into Cline and companies pockets. He has collected Millions. You people are sickening.

7/28/2008 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you got a beef with Cline, why don't you confront him instead of constantly lying about him getting a 6 figure salary. The Memorial Foundation files with the Illinois Attorney General and no one there makes six figures.

Total lie, SCC try and get info on this bogus fund. I called and they refused at that point I stopped giving yet I feel like a fool for giving to the slush fund in the first place, Indeed investigate this fund. Shame on you people

7/28/2008 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time there is an event benefiting the CPD Memorial Foundation the same douche posts his 'Fat Phil' comments over and over. Dude, we get it. You don't like the man. Now get a fucking life!


Sorry Phil JR. Understand something we have found out about Phil Cline Millions of dollars on the backs of dead officers. GREAT

7/28/2008 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious, did J-Fed ride alone, was his wife with him, how about the kitties??

7/28/2008 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not the " fat phil" guy but I do agree with him. Think of all the working police who work two jobs, overtime and whatever to support their family and kids. They then believe that the Police Memorial is a legitimate area to make a donation.
Then the chief sponsor , who has a pension of at least 130,000 , is now being paid to lobby for more money. When is enough , enough?

7/28/2008 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just have a problem with this concept. Consider that "true bikers" are scum. Knowing that, I have a hard time reconciling the fact that law enforcement personnel dress themselves up and parade around as if they were "bikers". I certainly don't have plans to dress up in Nazi uniform anytime soon.
Bring on the haters and Sunday afternoon Harley enthusiasts. Bite me, you're scum too.

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scc Ive got to give it to you you are fair and balanced you even let little pussies wearing their polo shirts and docker jeans talk shit
This scum bag would love to kick your suburban ass maybe some day god willing

7/28/2008 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I wish I could have gone but had to work!! But I'll try to collect photos from the ride and create a nice memorial video...

Much love to our fallen, their families and fellow officers who have lost a loved one.

7/28/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From 2 or 3 yrs ago.
Listen, I will make you a sgt. ok?

Now,
Hey sarge. How about sponsoring and planning a motorcycle ride to assist the Chicago Police Memorial Fund.

Answer: No problem Phil

7/28/2008 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making money off of working police officers and denying it to deceased police officers' families is shameful,it is the lowest of the lowest. A six figure salary to boot,please!

Fat Phil gets fatter on our money,NO FUCKING WAY...

I will contribute to the 100 Club anyday or directly to the deceased officer's family.

7/28/2008 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also heard from former Superintendent Cline at the Memorial that 20 children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty received $1,000 to put towards back to school purchases and that the tuition for these 20 plus more was going to be covered 100% by the Memorial Fund. This is why I will continue to participate in this event every year it is offered.

Congratulations to all on a great event!

7/28/2008 08:33:00 AM

Funny how the Chicago Police Memorial Fund is going to pay for the tuition of 20 children of deceased officers when they are already being paid for via the Hundred Club of Cook County. This my friend is why I will not contribute one red cent to Fat Phil's slush fund and six figure salary.

From the One Hundred Club of Cook County:

Do we cover all family members?
Our benefits go to surviving spouses, dependents and even surviving parents if they were actually dependent on the deceased for their support. Our educational assistance is available to surviving spouses, children and even those children from former marriages.

http://www.100clubchicago.org/faq.asp

A truly worthy organization,the Hundred CLub of Cook County.

7/28/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Chicago Police Memorial Fund help Billy Cozzi out? Fat Phil should dip into some of his slush fund to help the guy he hungout to dry.

Billy Cozzi wouldn't be where he is today if Fat Phil didn't appeal his Police Board decision.

7/28/2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw Cooter pull up on his Big Wheel.

7/28/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does J-FED have out of state plates and no city wheel tax sticker on his Harley. Where is Big Bird when you need him. He was overheard saying that he has a house out of state. Does this mean I can now register all my vehicles to my place in AZ and not buy anymore wheel tax stickers? IAD can you confirm this. Alot of people were taking pictures with their cell phones. Someone please post.
________________________________
If it's regularly used on the streets of Chicago, it has to have a city sticker. Jody's WAY past the state requirement to title his vehicles here, unless he claims to live elsewhere, and if he claims to live elsewhere, that's a whole new issue.

7/28/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed rode 2-up with his wife. His wing man was the Skull. Leo the Great was close BEHIND.

7/28/2008 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"that the tuition for these 20 plus more was going to be covered 100% by the Memorial Fund."

Their tuitions are already covered by the 100 Club & if they choose will also cover their College tuitions as well.
The 100 Club furnishes this information in their Annual Report that is sent to Club members.

I SMELL A RAT
The Memorial Fund stunk from the get-go. Don't buy into their LIES...

7/28/2008 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone check this out... I thought that if a motor vehicle is principally garaged in Chicago... then the city REQUIRES a Chicago vehicle sticker,,, regardless of where the vehicle is actually registered... suburbs, downstate or out-of-state. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

Forget it... I looked it up myself.

3-56-020 License Required

It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle owner residing within the city to use... any motor vehicle... upon the public ways of the city or upon any city owned property, unless such vehicle is licensed as provided in this chapter.

The owner of a motor vehicle or any other vehilce who resides in the city but maintains a situs or base of such vehicle outside the city shall be entitled to a credit against the appropriate license fee provided for herein in the amount of any wheel tax license fee paid for such vehicle to the municipality where such vehicle is based; provided, however, that in no event shall the license fee be reduced to an amount less than the wheel tax license fee for passenger automobiles.


Sounds like someone may need to pony up for a Chicago Vehicle license for their HOG.

7/28/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/28/2008 09:43:00 AM

To You, You asshole;, who ever you are, "Go Fuck Yourself"
Signed, A Retiree who witnessed 78 Murders of police officers when I was still sworn. A retired officer from 013, 016, , NAIG, Gangs West, 017, Summer Mobile force for years and 151. You figure it out if you got enough time on the job. A retiree 6/2005, Enough clues, "Detective"

7/29/2008 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did J-Fed have his eye candy, five year wonder from his "think tank group" on the back of his bike? Anyone see her? Is she hot?

7/29/2008 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see the look on J-fed's face when his underlings tell him "um, sir, it's come to our attention that your plate registration has become an issue with 'the troops'."

nobody will actually have the balls to ticket the guy, and he might not even switch his plates over. . . but the look on his fucking face would make me laugh for days.

7/29/2008 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...scc Ive got to give it to you you are fair and balanced you even let little pussies wearing their polo shirts and docker jeans talk shit....

7/28/2008 07:11:00 PM"


Free Speech.


It's the American Way.


How does the saying go, "...and remove all doubt."?

7/29/2008 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 7/28/2008 10:43:00 PM and anyone else saying this fund is wrong, whatever your problem with former Supt. Cline is you have to deal with yourself. What he said and I posted is that, “20 children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty” received assistance.

You posted “Funny how the Chicago Police Memorial Fund is going to pay for the tuition of 20 children of deceased officers when they are already being paid for via the Hundred Club of Cook County.”

The Memorial Fund is not limited only to family members of officers killed in the line of duty but also those injured to a point where they can no longer provide the income from side jobs, etc… to their families.

The Hundred Club is an outstanding organization that provides for the families of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and if you feel better donating to them instead of the Memorial Fund, spectacular, give generously.

My guess though is that you find a way to justify not giving to them, or any other charities as well.

7/29/2008 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did J-Fed have his eye candy, five year wonder from his "think tank group" on the back of his bike? Anyone see her? Is she hot?

7/29/2008 03:04:00 AM



I have seen her before - never in court mind you, but at HQ, class at the Academy, etc.

She is a looker, for a cop, nothing more than that.

You would not leave your girl/wife for her, unless you were a CPD white shirt who could not do better, which you could do anywhere.

Bottom line, for a cop she is ok, again, nothing more than that. You would not notice her if she was a bartender - but maybe she will be an exempt someday????

7/29/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 11:08PM

The 100 Club and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation are both wonderful organizations. The 100 Club pays college tuition for children of officers killed in the line of duty.
The Memorial Foundation pays grammar school and high school tuition for children of officers killed in line of duty and grammar school, high school and college for children of officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The two organizations compliment each other.
Gold Star

7/29/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

Please don't use the words Leo the Great and behind in the same sentence. It gets me all worked up.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

7/29/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hundred Club pays COLLEGE not HS. You have to get through HS FIRST. As most PO's send their children to private schools, their remaining spouse should be able to afford the same quality education. The Hundred Cl;ub will not pay the $8,000.00 tuition for each HS student. The CPD Memorial Foundation will. Also Cline a multi millioner? Get real duffas.

7/29/2008 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous mike K said...

to the moron saying bill cozzi would nt be where he is today if it were nt for phat phil. are you nuts, cozzi put himself there by beating not badly but by beating a handcuffed jo in a wheel chair. cozzi let the shitbag get the best of him and proceeded to beat the handcuffed prisoner in front of cameras.
shame on you, shame on cozzi, this has nothing to do with Phil Cline so lay off him you moron

7/29/2008 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of the media who read this blog regularly have the balls to report to the public that J-Fed has not complied with proper licensing of his bike. This is another perfect example of why J-Fed will never be one of us.

7/29/2008 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 year wonder "think tank"??? No wonder this job is going down fast. Please this cannot be true.

7/29/2008 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My guess though is that you find a way to justify not giving to them, or any other charities as well.

7/29/2008 06:33:00 AM"

Your guess like your rationale to a slushfund is wrong. Have been a 100 Club member since the allowed P.O.s to participate, only contribution to the Slush fund came when strongarmed by my supervisors as they wrote down who contributed or not. Voluntary? Not hardly, I can guarantee there's alot more than 20 catastrophically injured officers needing assistance.(Can you say pick & choose?)Besides the funding was for the Memorial,Period. The "Mission beyond the Memorial" bullcrap exposed it for what it really is, a Scam fund w/ZERO Accountability.That's what is outrageous& reprehensible.

7/29/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess though is that you find a way to justify not giving to them, or any other charities as well.


Your right Phil Cline is not a charity. unless he needs more then the 130,000 pension check. Along with 5 others being paid for their volunteer work. Too sad

7/29/2008 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 100 Club and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation are both wonderful organizations. The 100 Club pays college tuition for children of officers killed in the line of duty.
The Memorial Foundation pays grammar school and high school tuition for children of officers killed in line of duty and grammar school, high school and college for ildren of officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The two organizations compliment each other.
Gold Star




Sorry Gold star, yet your wrong the big difference is the Memorial fund was created for Phil Cline and his friends to receive pay, the Hundred Club is all volunteer. BIG DIFFERENCE

7/29/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Jack Boock (Retired) said...

I don't know why I should spend any of my time defending the Ride to Remember. I am one of the planners of the ride. It was started to and still does raise money for the Chicago Police Memorial which honors our fallen brothers and sisters. Last year $20,000 was raised for the Memorial fund. For anyone to accuse any of us of planning this ride so we can be promoted is wrong. I was on the job for 29yrs and must say I am embarrassed by they way a few so called police officers have to attack something that is done only for good. Also you will see I am not afraid to let anyone know my name. Again to the nay sayers GROW UP and act like the police.

7/29/2008 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no wheel tax... It is called a city sticker.

As far as I know you can own property anywhere and register a vehicle there as long as the City gets its share (buy a city sticker/wheel tax.

Own a place in Wisconsin... register your car there and drive it to work. Make sure you have a city sticker or tag for motorcycles.

By the way you are some cry baby mother fuckers. All 110 of you who write shit on this blog. As for me... I am done. Good nite and be safe all...

7/30/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Police Memorial does not even refelct the true history of those Killed in the Line of Duty.

Casper Lauer was not the first Chicago Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty,Constable Quinn was.

Fat Phil even lied directly to the Mayor about this fact,along with Dana Starks and Charlie Williams.

That is a disgrace in and of itslef.

7/30/2008 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cozzi was thrown under the bus by Fat Phil Cline,if Fat Boy left him alone he would be back writing 100+, 501's a year.

The least the Chicago Police Memorial Fund can do is pay his legal bills.

7/30/2008 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you are really ignorant and all around bad people. Some of you are genuinely good people. To the good people, thank you for what your doing. To those of you who slander, good luck living with yourselves.

7/30/2008 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Fat Phil's Chicago Police Memorial Golf Outing on Aug.4,08. Gotta drag in more money for himself and the select few. I can't believe that Roe Conn is now part of this deception too.

7/30/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/30/2008 12:56:00 AM

Well, I've finally figured out who one of the 'Fat Phil' bandits is...You fucking jagoff, loser. Find a new cause asshole. While Quinn's service and sacrifice should never be forgotten I don't think he's going on the wall at GS Park. No matter how much harrassing, or how many web sites you come up with. Once again, get a life!

7/30/2008 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again to the nay sayers GROW UP and act like the police.


Sorry to disappoint you Yet I don't want to be scammed. If you don't like it to bad I'm going to speak out, because we all know how wrong this is. stealing in the name of dead officers.

7/30/2008 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you who slander, good luck living with yourselves.


You got that right dude, how the hell does Phil Cline live with himself.

7/30/2008 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again how much is Phil Cline paid from the fund, along with the cost payed to the others. Officer personal etc.

7/30/2008 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TO JACK BOOCK F-THIS PEOPLE HERE!!! GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!

7/30/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAT PHIL + POLICE BOARD APPEAL = COZZI GETTING FUCKED

7/31/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Rick Barrett said...

To the 7/30 2:15 p.m. poster:

I was not the anonymous 7/30 12:56 poster as you alleged. I am the only person who has ever put up a web site to tell the story of Constable Quinn…so you must have benn directing your hate toward me. You should know that I never post to this site anonymously. I always leave my name. You apparently do not know me. If you did, you would know that I would not call Phil Cline “Fat Phil.” Yes, I have a beef with him over Constable Quinn but I would never call him names especially about his weight… I do not make fun of others who struggle with their own demons. Get it?

In my mind, the only ‘weight” problem that Cline has is being under the weight of the truth in the Quinn case. The weight of Truth is a heavy one. He has the Burden of Truth on his shoulders. And that is what is weighing him down.

As for you…you really revealed a lot about yourself when you said, “While Quinn's service and sacrifice should never be forgotten I don't think he's going on the wall at GS Park.”

Anyone with an ounce of sense who reads that line will know immediately that you are a real phony! Isn’t the whole purpose of the Wall to “never forget?”

Heroes live forever, right? Yet, you admit Quinn’s service and sacrifice should never be forgotten while at the same time deny him a place on the Wall that he so richly earned and deserves. And WHY?

The only reason to deny Quinn has NOTHING to do with the Quinn case or its evidence…It is personal. I am an outsider and a former fed (DEA). I inadvertently stumbled upon this Quinn case and brought it to the attention of the so-called CPD historians (you?) and their former brass (you?) in 2002 It has been a nightmare since.

I have offered to lead a fund raiser for the Memorial by challenging Cline to a boxing match there…My challenge was ignored….So how about you tough guy?

As for my “getting a life.” You should know that I have enjoyed a long and meaningful life. I HAVE FOUND 14 OTHER FORGOTTEN POLICE HEROES WHILE DOING THE RESERCH ON Quinn and half of them have ALSO BEEN LEFT OFF OF THE Wall. Why? Because I submitted these heroes and the Memorial folks do not like me. period. The 14 others I found are:


1. Charles Ford, EOW: 04-JAN-1870
2. Niels L. Hansen, EOW: 18-FEB-1871
3. S. W. McArthur, EOW: 29-JUN-1877
4. Gilbert E. Reynolds, EOW: 05-DEC-1877
5. John Dempsey, EOW: 14-JUL-1894
6. William Feeley, EOW: 31-JUL-1894
7. William O’Meara, EOW: 02-JAN-1898
8. Bartholomew Cavanaugh, EOW: 15-DEC-1898
9. Fred Heilman, EOW: 31-JAN-1903
10. Austin Woolsey, EOW: 13-FEB-1906
11. James Harrington, EOW: 04-DEC-1921
12. Raymond E. Walsh, EOW: 08-MAR-1925
13. Richard Nash, EOW: 23-FEB-1927
14. Fred Sedlach, EOW: 31-AUG-1929

Seven of these heroes were rejected and the others enshrined. The only reason the seven were enshrined is because I had a "cut- out man" submit them. That is, the Memorial did not know I was behind these 7 enshrined heroes. They therefore got on the wall without having been scathed by their association with me. Pretty sad, huh?

By the way, there are hundreds of rank and file police officers in Chicago who know that Quinn should be enshrined. One of them must have been behind the “Fat Phil” comments but it sure wasn’t me….

Now, how ‘bout that fundraiser. Will you step into the ring with me?

Sign your name next time coward.

Rick Barrett

7/31/2008 09:36:00 AM  

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