Wednesday, September 24, 2008

If True, This is Very Sad

We used to be led by "bosses." People who'd actually make an effort to appear interested. Now?
  • The Commander of TRU has not been seen in the unit since the passing of Officer Eddie Massas. No roll call briefing about the incident, no condolences, not even in the building to be seen for the past 48 hours. How does a Cmdr. of Police not show up at roll call after one of the men in his unit dies of a tragic accident?!? Peer support has been there both days. Both Lt.'s have addressed roll call but no sign of the Cmdr. anywhere. It is a sad, sad time in this department. They, read Exempts, have no regard for those of us still out there working the streets. Not one exempt member came by the unit to address the officers, not one. Not even our own Commander. Unbelievable!!! I obviously did not post this among the rest of the regards for Officer Massas because I did not want to put this among the condolences that are placed there, but I think this needs to get out to the rank and file. Yeah, they have our backs alright. The only ones that have our backs are the guys sitting next to us in roll call.
This was posted in the comments at 0638 hours. We'd hope this was remedied by today at some point.

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99 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and for us guys in TRU lets keep up the mandatory one head a day that this nit wit cmmdr has demanded. Yeah.... Right!!!
Fuck you, you dog ass!!
Typical class act!!!

9/24/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your final comment was right on, officer. Just like in the Army, you don't fight for freedom or patriotism or any abstract concepts...you fight for the guys on your right and your left, and they fight for you. It's one of those movie cliches that just happen to be true.

Watch each other's backs.

9/24/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF,

What is wrong with this department???

9/24/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is tru's commander, can't keep up w/the musical chairs.

9/24/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mind making arrests, that's why I became a police officer, but when I am "counseled" for not making my "head a day" quota, and this clout, nepotism, commander can't even show up to be there for his men/women of TRU to address them regarding the tragic death of one of their own. I have to say, what a guy!!! You know what Sir, let me go and get you some more heads so you get that Deputy spot that you are striving for.... What a fucking puke!!! You should of took that 75% permanent disability back in the day... LOSER!!!

9/24/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just what do you expect......??

9/24/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he wasnt at roll call the day after the incident, i can tell you that much. peer support was in full effect. they've been great. this just tells us that we only have each others backs. this pompous asshole is only out for himself. this whole 'numbers' game is so that he can get hisself another promotion. i had the oppurtunity to talk to him and he is the most arrogant jagoff boss i ever met.

9/24/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if there is a hint of inpropriety those elite exempt members will seek their distant. Worthless and weak the bunch.

9/24/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voulgaris, O'Donnell and Keating would've never disrespected their own like that. NEVER!

9/24/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a jagoff. This guys a poser. No character. No respect. No remorse or compassion for the people he's charged to lead and look after. The officers from TRU are just a vehicle for him to get to the position of rank that he wants to accomplish and nothing more. F- him. What a lowlife.

9/24/2008 12:48:00 AM  
Blogger cpd4176 said...

That is ridiculous. They are not there to provide leadership because they are cleaning off their noses from the shit caked on there from being so far up some other white shirts ass.

9/24/2008 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger cpd4176 said...

That is disappointing...

9/24/2008 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD Bless You officer massas. and may GOD Bless the ones you left behind.

9/24/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope still haven't seen him. But they sent a civilian from EAP.

9/24/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter if the Commander ever shows up? This happened Saturday night, a decent human being would have been in the officer that night or at the next roll call. He was nowhere to be found. Great for morale.

9/24/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Eddie! The exempt structure does not give a shit about us! And the statement the guy next to you cares is 100% correct! We as Blue shirts are the real police who back each other up and care the white shirted exempts nothing but a huge wasted salary!

9/24/2008 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here. The LTs and Sgts have addressed us but if you need a goldstar to make you feel better you have problems. no I'm not a kiss ass or boss just keeping it reals.

9/24/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is unacceptable. I knew Massas a little bit back in our weightroom days at UIC.... He was a great guy, I'm sure he has some friends at work that could use some support from the boss....

9/24/2008 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope, not remedied today.

9/24/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commander works straight days in a unit that works straight late afternoons. He could care less about the problems of his men. Just stay out of his way, that's all he wants. Great job J-Fed dumping Eli for this pompous ass, arrogant, do nothing. We will try to die more conveniently for you in the future.

9/24/2008 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He reads the blog. You can bet he will address us tomorrow in an attempt to redeem himself. Not going to work. It doesn't carry the
same weight when you do it only because you were called out.

When he does talk to us, its only with his chest inflated as big as his ego.

So unscrew that hat off you head and hang up your heavily starched shirt, we're not fooled.

You may demand respect, but you certainly don't command it.

9/24/2008 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Frank Lenti said...

Who amongst you is surprised by this?

Lil' TW not showing up....?



And your shocked by that??


He has a history of doing shit like this.

Ask about when he was in charge of the preventative programs (or whatever it was called back then)wjy he did not even get out of the car and honor the perez family during benjamen's funeral. Stayed in the car chomping on his cigar, because he knew Hog Nut Beavers and Old man Stroger, and his Daddy, got him a spot - nuff said.

Guy has no class. The shame of Mount Carmel - and there is a long lost of shameful grads, TW, your the tops

9/24/2008 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but you guys will still go out and generate all kinds of activity for him anyway.

9/24/2008 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked in quite a few districts where officers have died off duty. No one really addressed it but we all talked to each other. Why do you think that the Commander should do something? I am very sorry for your loss but people die every single day. In my district quite a few have died from cancer in the past 3 months. Do you think the Commander needs to make a speech every time that happens? I am curious to find out why? What would you expect him to say? Why isn't it enough that the LT's addressed you guys? Why does this comment get it's own post?

9/24/2008 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF true? Cope out SCC !!!

maybe he has a family loss himself and thats why he hasnt even been in the building...

GROW UP PEOPLE

9/24/2008 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think we've been lead by bosses since Jim Riordan was murdered.

9/24/2008 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN U PICK UR LEADERS BY CLOUT!

9/24/2008 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another merit puke that couldn't lead his way through a wet paper bag.

9/24/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commander works straight days in a unit that works straight late afternoons. He could care less about the problems of his men. Just stay out of his way, that's all he wants. Great job J-Fed dumping Eli for this pompous ass, arrogant, do nothing. We will try to die more conveniently for you in the future.

9/24/2008 02:19:00 AM

Eli worked straight days too, unless there was a DOC meeting. He definitely would have been there though.

9/24/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

I WOULDNT EXPECT 2 MUCH FROM THIS "JOB" ANYMORE.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BROTHERHOOD AND THE LIKE JOIN A BIKE GANG.

THIS CAREER PATH HAS REALLY HIT THE SHITTER.

GETZ URSELF A DEGREE AND PLAN TO RETIRE.

9/24/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bid out of TRU... 1 head a day is BS I did.

9/24/2008 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD has no leadership at any level.

9/24/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the 80's, in the Gang Units, if someone died even off-duty, bosses from all three Gang Units showed up to express sympathy and give money that would be brought to the familys home by many, many officers in a long line of squad cars. They usually were also in uniform to show their respect. I think this happened in a lot of places.

9/24/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know the bosses ,Gold star ones dont give a hoot about us, right? Why do you break your balls getting contact cards and heads for these pimps? i mean seriously the way you TRu guys run around districts literally 80 miles an hour to get a head, why? These bosses dont care they use you as a stepping stone. They cant dump the whole unit if you were ONE. Do it for Eddie, do it for yourselves.

9/24/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the officers in TRU need the Commander to address the troops to in order to carry out their jobs, I just think there's a thing called "protocol", or simply just "Class". Obviously, TW is lacking this quality that good supervisors should possess. Looks like he's due for another bump up the career ladder.

9/24/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TW is the most pompus asswipe on this department. He has jammed many good and decorated officers in districts he has worked in. He even told one P.O. that he was jamming him so he(TW)could get promoted to commander. I guess it worked!!

9/24/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think this department cares about you?

What made you believe that this department, its bosses, this city, its citizens, or its mayor ever cared about you?

Why are you surprised? or disappointed? or shocked?

For the rest of you who may be under the same dillusion, understand this...when it comes to this department, you are a rug.

Most people ignore a rug and walk right over it. A rug that is off to the side, out of constant foot traffic can last 20 years. A rug that is right in the middle of everything all the time will wear out long before 20 years and will be summarily tossed in the trash.

Some people like a special rug and put it in a special place for people to see. But no matter how much any particular person likes the rug, he will toss it in the trash the minute it gets stained after he spilled something on it.

Then, he'll just go out and get another rug.

9/24/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This obviously was written by an officer in TRU. Shame on you! Why must you make an issue out of this? You should focus more of your time and energy to say kind words about PO Massas or even extend your services to his family and loved ones. His death is already a tragic event, let's try not to find more negative issues relating to his passing.
--P.O. in TRU

9/24/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep making those arrests and getting those heads though.........its getting you somewhere and its appreciated

9/24/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here. The LTs and Sgts have addressed us but if you need a goldstar to make you feel better you have problems. no I'm not a kiss ass or boss just keeping it reals.

YOU JUST DONT GET IT, DO YOU?

9/24/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVEN IF HE SHOWS UP NOW, THE DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE

9/24/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"IF true? Cope out SCC !!!

maybe he has a family loss himself and thats why he hasnt even been in the building...

GROW UP PEOPLE

9/24/2008 05:53:00 AM"

If he did, the TRU officers would have known about it immediately. The StrongArm would have come down hard&heavy for the Flower Fund.
TIME FOR YOU TO PULL THE HEAD OUT OF THE HINDQUARTERS & STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR EXEMPTS PUNK!!

9/24/2008 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I love you all, our Thin Blue family, and hope you know you have love and support, and we are here for you...

be safe

9/24/2008 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if it were true that the Commander had a death in the family also, there is not one good reason that he could not relay that message to the troops.

One thing is for sure, he should be praying for a different spot after this "no-show" stint. We in TRU will not be lifting a finger to enable his obvious agenda: moving up the ranks.

Go find another bunch of chumps to ride the backs of, TW!

9/24/2008 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if there was a loss in his family, BELIEVE ME, we would know about it...as far as him addressing us, we could all give a shit...but its a respect thing....he's our fucking boss and should have a little respect...maybe just a little...

9/24/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is tru's commander, can't keep up w/the musical chairs.

9/24/2008 12:15:00 AM

Terrence Williams son of ret.gold star Sherwood Williams....go figure

9/24/2008 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog.
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someone anonymously talking shit ON HERE!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! But anyway I don't think the guy needed to say anything the death wasn't a line of duty and people obviously pass away everyday unfortunately.

9/24/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHOS'S THE CMDR OF TUR NOW? IS IT THE HATER WITH THE LT. SIDEKICK WHO THINK THEY ARE THE SHIT? DO TELL..

9/24/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what is wrong with all the bosses they are promoting today, they only care about themselves and when they are gonna get their next promotion! You should never forget where you came from and the people who got you there!

9/24/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this suprise you?

Williams in an exempt position is part of what's wrong with this department.

Let's see.

Williams
Shields
Sodini
Doty
Crump-Hales
Roy
Cuello
Jackson

For the love of God.

9/24/2008 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here. The LTs and Sgts have addressed us but if you need a goldstar to make you feel better you have problems. no I'm not a kiss ass or boss just keeping it reals.

You're a complete tool...that's what this blog is for, you white shirt kiss @ss. What do you think would have happened to this P.O. if he would said it to his face. What a dumba$$. My heart goes out to you guys/girls in T.R.U.

9/24/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked in quite a few districts where officers have died off duty. No one really addressed it but we all talked to each other. Why do you think that the Commander should do something? I am very sorry for your loss but people die every single day. In my district quite a few have died from cancer in the past 3 months. Do you think the Commander needs to make a speech every time that happens? I am curious to find out why? What would you expect him to say? Why isn't it enough that the LT's addressed you guys? Why does this comment get it's own post?

Yes, I do think they should do it for every officer. For as much $hit as we put up with I think we deserve some final respect, at least nice words in our honor. You must be a company man.

9/24/2008 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF true? Cope out SCC !!!

maybe he has a family loss himself and thats why he hasnt even been in the building...

GROW UP PEOPLE

COMPANY MAN...hope this tragedy never happen to you.

9/24/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fellow T.R.U. officer, I'll tell you what that officer wrote about the commander was the truth . These white shirts don't care about us, they're only looking for their next step up. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. We work like dogs for you and this is the thanks we get.

9/24/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waaah Waaah Waaah, The Commander didn't burp me. Grow up and stop expecting to be spoon fed your whole life.

9/24/2008 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every tru officer should come in with 0 arrests for a week. when he does finally come to roll call and ask why you don't have any arrests, respond by saying #1 their is no quota right? #2 oh, you come to roll call for arrests but can't when we lose a friend and co-worker. how typical he is. tru commander just like most bosses with rank these days. they are only looking out for themselves and have the attitude of fuck the troops.

9/24/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander was at the hospital that night. Relax.

9/24/2008 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the commander showed up at roll call to discuss the loss with the troups, they would all be saying, "what the f--- is he here for, who does he think he's kidding. He doesn't really give a f----!"

Just another thing to complain about.

9/24/2008 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First and foremost sorry for the loss of Eddie I did not know him...

Now onto the supervision of this department...

I remember we had an officer in our district hit by a car a few years ago. He has still not returned to work to this day...

Well I remember letting a week or two pass by... During roll call I asked the W/C how this officer was doing..

Here we are...sitting there...another midnight roll call, all the troops look up when I asked.. The response???

The W/C says... I don't know! He quickly moved on to some bullshit about getting curfews! Hey forget it!

Lets watch out for each other...

9/24/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here. The LTs and Sgts have addressed us but if you need a goldstar to make you feel better you have problems. no I'm not a kiss ass or boss just keeping it reals.

9/24/2008 01:17:00 AM

keeping it "reals" wtf is that? Go suck some more ass jagoff!

9/24/2008 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here. The LTs and Sgts have addressed us but if you need a goldstar to make you feel better you have problems. no I'm not a kiss ass or boss just keeping it reals.

9/24/2008 01:17:00 AM

you are a kiss ass the commander is a ass hat who has shown what he thinks of those that work for him. This shity city deserves 1000 murders and thousands more robberys. Fuck the brass back each other up do you job properly and completley but nothing more.

9/24/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked in quite a few districts where officers have died off duty. No one really addressed it but we all talked to each other. Why do you think that the Commander should do something? I am very sorry for your loss but people die every single day. In my district quite a few have died from cancer in the past 3 months. Do you think the Commander needs to make a speech every time that happens? I am curious to find out why? What would you expect him to say? Why isn't it enough that the LT's addressed you guys? Why does this comment get it's own post?

HE WAS A 33 YEAR OLD GUY WHO DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, THE Commander SHOULD be there for his teammates as they greive this tragic, untimely loss. That's what a real boss would do, but I digress.

9/24/2008 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Talk about the apple falling and rolling far away from the tree. If young Mr. Williams is still at TRU his Daddy Sherwood should come down and kick his two ways to Sunday. A lot of people though Ole Sherwood was just a "step and fetch it" type boss. That's pure bull. He may not have had a Harvard Degree but he sure knew how to take care of business along 79th Street back in the day. If you ever read this Sherwood kick that little asshole son of yours around a bit and then try to learn him how to be a boss in your mold.

9/24/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless if Terry Williams addressed roll call or not, he is a useless, no nothing, bitch! Everything he has gotten on this job is due to his daddy, who was standup, nothing like him.

9/24/2008 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have worked in quite a few districts where officers have died off duty. No one really addressed it but we all talked to each other. Why do you think that the Commander should do something? I am very sorry for your loss but people die every single day. In my district quite a few have died from cancer in the past 3 months. Do you think the Commander needs to make a speech every time that happens? I am curious to find out why? What would you expect him to say? Why isn't it enough that the LT's addressed you guys? Why does this comment get it's own post?

9/24/2008 03:56:00 AM

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your sir are a jagoff!!!! yes if an officer dies on or off duty, then the commander of that officer'
s unit/district should address his troops. the commander should want to dot it, not be pushed into doing it because of this blog. it's called good leadership and leading by example--something this police dept knows very little about.

9/24/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been said that TW's old man was a class act. Too bad it didn't rub off!!

9/24/2008 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet Eli would have been at the hospital when he found out. He is class act! I still can't believe they dumped him for this new guy. A Commander should address his men when they loose one of their own, especially somebody like Eddie who died way too young in a terrible accident.

9/24/2008 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bosses want to recieve respect, no, demand respect from the rank and file.

The vast majority of exempts do not get it - RESPECT IS EARNED. There are ways that a boss could show he does have respect for his troops and showing up at roll call after this tragedy would be such a way.

We do not need exempts to hold our hands and coddle us, but the exempts can get off of their fuckin' high horse and stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow officers even in times of unconventional tragedy. I can respect a boss who has never forgotten they once wore blue. I have a grave distaste for the ones who think they have been white shirts since they left the academy.

9/24/2008 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who ever posted this should of had the balls and called him on it to his face not on this blog. I know it's tough to lose a brother in blue but don't bring it here.

++++++++++++

Well, you see, I would have spoken to him, but he never fucking showed up!

9/24/2008 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY T.R.U. -tards wake up!This is why the rest of the DEPT thinks you're such idiots!You think the CMDR gives a shit about you...DUH.Just keep going out and getting stupid #'s for him,because YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE DON'T,and MAN YOU ARE SO TOUGH!!When you get 5 yrs on the job it will start to make sense,after 20 you will say "what was I thinking?"

9/24/2008 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good ole TW didnt even show up to the wake tonight....

9/25/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous keeping it close to real said...

Wow 71 responses to this topic and ODPO killed gets 63 responses. Some of you POs need to wake the fuck up and stop expecting things from the exempts it's just not going to happen. If the blue shirts don't band together and take care of each other no one will.
Most POs have no military training and have not dealt with the worst of the worst bosses like some vets have.
There is no camaraderie anymore just a bunch of individuals with hurt feelings when they don't get their way.

9/25/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Old Grey Guy: Boy, did you ever get it right! Ironically enough, Sherwood (TW's father) was the boss in Gangs in the 80's!and he was the kind of guy who'd throw a bitcher out of the station, buy pizza and beer for everyone, back in parking lot days, when a good warant was had, and go to your MOTHERS wake! Someone should tell his dad how his son is behaving!!!!!

9/25/2008 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Regardless if Terry Williams addressed roll call or not, he is a useless, no nothing, bitch! Everything he has gotten on this job is due to his daddy, who was standup, nothing like him.

9/24/2008 06:54:00 PM

True tru! Another worthless clout hack!

9/25/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda glad mow that I was one of the lucky 96 to get dumped, TW seemed like a thorough-going bastard, course I can't say that the trade up was all that great for commanders, I got the Burger Queen now.

9/25/2008 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY T.R.U. -tards wake up!This is why the rest of the DEPT thinks you're such idiots!You think the CMDR gives a shit about you...DUH.Just keep going out and getting stupid #'s for him,because YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE DON'T,and MAN YOU ARE SO TOUGH!!When you get 5 yrs on the job it will start to make sense,after 20 you will say "what was I thinking?"

9/24/2008 10:45:00 PM
Okay asshole. I got more than five years and your a jagoff. The fact that you think we are "tough" because we lock people up say volumes about you as a copper and person. Save your anti-TRU propaganda for the shitter walls, because your too much of a bitch to say it to someones face. You are truly a no class piece of shit.

RIP EDDIE

9/25/2008 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been in districts where a copper was killed in the line of duty and never saw the Commander come and talk to all the roll calls especially the 1st watch(midnights) for all you straight days weekend off types.

9/25/2008 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eli worked straight days too, unless there was a DOC meeting. He definitely would have been there though.

He was always there at night on the weekend......

9/25/2008 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY T.R.U. -tards wake up!This is why the rest of the DEPT thinks you're such idiots!You think the CMDR gives a shit about you...DUH.Just keep going out and getting stupid #'s for him,because YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE DON'T,and MAN YOU ARE SO TOUGH!!When you get 5 yrs on the job it will start to make sense,after 20 you will say "what was I thinking?"

Hey dumbfuck, the unit started in 03, ther are people there with well over five years on, as alot of people in districts found out when they bid out or were dumped, spew your bullshit somewhere else, there was a whole company from housing there with over 10 years on, quit listening to the nonsense on this blog already...

9/25/2008 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eli worked straight days too, unless there was a DOC meeting. He definitely would have been there though.

He was always there at night on the weekend......

9/25/2008 03:46:00 AM
If you say so, but I never saw him any where but the building. Usually he was leaving as we walked into to work.

9/25/2008 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadnt even heard of what happened to this officer. My prayers go out to the unit and the PO's family. Stay safe off and on duty. We are all we have together, bosses and citizens hate us.

9/25/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny thing is that in ten years when i'm gone these clouted know nothing fucks like Williams and Sodini will have risen even higher in the department.

It'll be fun to watch them look at each other not knowing what to do when the shit hits the fan.

I've encountered Sodini on a couple of incidents on this job. this guy is in WAAAAAAAAAAY over hid balding head.

9/25/2008 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason for this post was not to cause dissention and get TRU and the district guys at each others throats again. The rhetoric between units and patrol is wearing thin. Nor was it to say that we needed the Cmdr. to come in and hold our hands. Many of us have buried our friends and coworkers since we have been on the job and only a few really standup bosses have come in and showed that they were still the real police. This was originally placed in a post that was emphasizing the fact that currently, no matter what HQ says, no one but the blue shirt sitting next to us in the car has our back. To come out to roll call and address a tragedy with the members of the unit is not mandatory, it is just the right thing to do. It shows unity and that you respect the men and women working for you. That you appreciate their service and that YOU HAVE THEIR BACKS, no matter the situation. It promotes camaraderie and boosts morale. Just think, if the Cmdr. had shown up to roll call just one of the days after Eddie was killed this post would have never even been put up. A simple, "I know that this situation sucks. If you need to talk to someone about it let someone know and watch out for each other." Those few lines of words would have done for morale than anyone could imagine. You can't lead people by force for very long, eventually people get sick and tired of it and quit following, but if you lead with respect, even the toughest of leaders will have people falling all over themselves to follow. Maybe the people on this blog who say we are fools for continuing to do what is asked of us are right, unfortunately I think I am the real police and will continue to go out there and do the best that I can, not for anyone, especially not for the Cmdr. but for me and my own piece of mind. End of sermon.

9/25/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Eddie,

Would you guys want "Captain" Cindy back as Commander?

9/25/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/24/2008 10:45:00 PM
Okay asshole. I got more than five years and your a jagoff. The fact that you think we are "tough" because we lock people up say volumes about you as a copper and person. Save your anti-TRU propaganda for the shitter walls, because your too much of a bitch to say it to someones face. You are truly a no class piece of shit.

SIGNED THE GUY WITH 6yrs ON!

9/25/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Eddie,

Would you guys want "Captain" Cindy back as Commander?

9/25/2008 02:45:00 PM

NOOOOOOO!!!!!! Rather keep this goof

9/25/2008 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGNED THE GUY WITH 6yrs ON!
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Seriously funny...2 yrs, 6 yrs, you still don't know SHIT!!! 6 years makes you an expert??? Please. Sit back, shut up, and watch.

9/25/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tw Dad was a stand up guy back in the day, hell helped me kick the shit out of an offender, who fought the police, His Son is nothing like him, racist and political,could careless, chasen women and wifes of PO's, him and sheilds are two of the same, He was a scared liitle shit in 3rd district as a PPO, now look at him, what a piece of work, did nothing for the 005th District, just brought morale back down in less than a month.

9/25/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGNED THE GUY WITH 6yrs ON!
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Seriously funny...2 yrs, 6 yrs, you still don't know SHIT!!! 6 years makes you an expert??? Please. Sit back, shut up, and watch.

9/25/2008 09:52:00 PM
What am I watching, you doing SHIT!!1 Thanks for the lesson dick head. Please enlighten me with your knowledge of doing SHIT.

How much time you got on the job? Because I was wondering if you were an asshole at birth or did you become an asshole on your appointment to the CPD or did it take place at certain point in you illustrious career?

It also apparent that you can't read because I would never claim to hold your spot as "the best."

From know on I promise that Ill just sit back, watch and learn from yourself, to prepare to become an asshole to all that I encounter.

SIGNED THE GUY WITH MORE THAN 6YRS ON BUT LESS THAN 27(ROOKIE)

9/26/2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you guys want "Captain" Cindy back as Commander?

Absolutely, she had everyones back and had bigger balls than most of the men, she would scream and yell from time to time but would never fuck a working copper ever!

9/26/2008 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad I was one of the 100 that got booted from there!!!!
R.I.P Eddie you will always be remembered.

9/26/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it's all said and done...none of you will leave TRU. You think it's a spot. It's nothing but a boondoggle.

9/26/2008 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Eddie's partner Jaime and just want to say how well received the support you showed Eddie's friends and family. All the BS thats said between you all really didn't come across when the chips were down. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for bein there for his family and making it that much easier for them to accept what Eddie sacrificed so much of his time to, like all you guys do.

9/26/2008 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect from an exempt whose father was a political hack aligned with the Stroger group.

9/26/2008 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't mind making arrests, that's why I became a police officer, but when I am "counseled" for not making my "head a day" quota, and this clout, nepotism, commander can't even show up to be there for his men/women of TRU to address them regarding the tragic death of one of their own. I have to say, what a guy!!! You know what Sir, let me go and get you some more heads so you get that Deputy spot that you are striving for.... What a fucking puke!!! You should of took that 75% permanent disability back in the day... LOSER!!!

9/24/2008 12:19:00 AM

I have never heard of him being a worker, only a clouted lazy ass. And thats some of his better attributes.

9/26/2008 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I am a member of tru, I do believe the commander should have addressed the unit about the tragic death of P.o. Massas, but what can you expect from some of CPD's bosses? The same officers who claim that us blueshirts have each others back, and are all pissed off, can you honestly say that you go above and beyond to offer support for your fellow officer during tragic times? When my father passed, not one officer from TRU attended the wake or ST. Jude, not even my own SGT., The only people who did show up were, Voulgaris, O'Donnel and Keating! All Commanders of TRU. No officers, no Sgts. What happened to having each others back?

9/28/2008 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/28/2008 03:16:0

You must be well liked.

9/29/2008 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When it's all said and done...none of you will leave TRU. You think it's a spot. It's nothing but a boondoggle.

9/26/2008 06:31:00 PM
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....right??? Dumbass.

10/01/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Cristina said...

Hi. I am not a police officer, but someone who knew Eddie for many, many years on a personal level. I would just like to say that Eddie was the type of individual who had a magnetic personality. To know him, was to love him. I can understand why his co-workers are upset. Losing him was devastating to many, and maybe having his boss come and show some sympathy and concern would have allowed everyone to feel as though Eddie was more than just a number or a uniform; that he was valued. I believe they're upset because they feel (and in reading I would have to agree) that Eddie didn't mean anything to this Commander. How can the loss of such an amazing individual not deserve five minutes of silence, or discussion?

Aside from this however I would like to say that I was at Eddie's wake and funeral. The support that you men and women in blue showed to the family and friends was simply mind blowing. It brought tears to my eyes to see such love being expressed by all of you. I was simply amazed and have a new found respect for every single one of you. It was so clear for me to see why Eddie was so in love with his career choice. I saw many of you lined up from inside the funeral home and out the door. One by one you shook the hands of his family and paid your respects. I seen some of you men who looked so tough in your exterior, shed tears over his casket. Regardless of who your commander is and what he fails to do in his job, I want you to know that YOU are valuable and appreciated. I thank you for loving Eddie as you did and for making his last moments here on earth so happy for him. You were truly family to him.

I love you Eddie and I miss you already.

RIP

10/02/2008 04:20:00 PM  

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