Sunday, September 28, 2008

Officer Shot in 004

Officer shot in 004. It doesn't look good. Thoughts, prayers please. Updates as available.

As usual, posts second-guessing etc. will NOT be published.

UPDATE: Officer on life support, vigil at hospital.

UPDATE II: 1400 hours - The struggle continues. Family is there. Two hundred cops at last report in and around the hospital.

UPDATE III: 2000 hours - Lots of conflicting information. Family might be making a very hard decision right now and we hope no one that we love is ever called upon to make this decision. Keep everyone in your prayers.

UPDATE IV: 2200 hours - Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr., 39 passed away this evening at 1802 hours. He leaves behind a wife and daughter. We aren't sure of his actual assignment, but was reportedly part of the 6200 teams (Vice?)

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264 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with this officer and their family.

9/28/2008 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

I just woke up a few minutes ago to go to work. The first thing I heard was WBBM radio announcing the shooting. It sounded bad on the radio. I know guys who work midnights in 004. My prayers to the wounded officer.

9/28/2008 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you have a full recovery my brother. Hang in there, don't stop fighting.

9/28/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers!

9/28/2008 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Oh, No!! I hope the Officer makes it. My prayers are with you.

9/28/2008 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am saying a prayer for him and his family.

9/28/2008 07:36:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the officer. PLEASE get well.

9/28/2008 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was om scene on clyde... didnt look good. listening to zone 8 broke my heart. thoughts and prayers to the PO his family and his partner/fellow officers.

9/28/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed Brother.

From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother. W.S.

9/28/2008 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be alright!!!!!!! Please Dear GOD!!!

9/28/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard about it during checkoff this morning. Hang in there brother, don't let the beast win. God Bless every real working P.O.

9/28/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was an outside narcotics unit doing surveillance on offender.. Officer down, partner in critical condition. Offender shot multiple times. Prayers and thoughts to the officer's family..

9/28/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous RookieJG said...

God watch over the officer and his family.

9/28/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family brother.

9/28/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sad, it appears the officer was shot in the head and stomach. All we can do is pray. He is at Christ now. It seems all the bad guys have guns and arent affraid to use them. We need to really start taking advantage of the range and all classes provided to us it just might save us a whole lot of grief. stay safe.

9/28/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless this officers family, fellow officers, and the rest of us

9/28/2008 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how to say this without sounding like an asshole, but this is something of importance.

Weather you're on a beat car or in a unit, please make sure you know the quickest route the whatever hospital an injred P.O. is going to. Again I'm not being critical here, but that ambulance sounded like it did a complete circle around the hospital before it pulled in.

The CFD isn't like the CPD. They have guys assigned houses on the south or north side, but reside on the opposite side of the city. Where we will be assigned reasonably close to where we reside. Not always the case though SO they may not be aware of the best way to Christ, Stroger or Illinois Masonic.

Perhaps this is something that should be addressed at the district level with printed out directions or maps.

Otherwise it sounded like things were in controll the whole time. SO my hats off to those ALL OF THOSE involved. Pull through office!

9/28/2008 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with him

9/28/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

My thoughts and prayers, stay strong office.

9/28/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts to the officer and his family, may god watch over them and help them in this their time of need.

9/28/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help the CPD. God bless the officer, his family, and all the members of the CPD.

9/28/2008 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless his family my prayers are with him. We do so much to protect this city with so little appreciation and he has given the ultimate sacrifice so all I can say as a co-worker and resident of the city is Thank you all for your protection and putting your life of the line to protect the community.

9/28/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prayers out to the officer for his recovery

9/28/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the officer for being brave enough to tackle the unknown on the other side of the door, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and team.

9/28/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Thoughts and prays to all.May the Lord keep you in his hands.

9/28/2008 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf ! god speed

9/28/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my Good Lord,take care of the officer and his family.
Let's keep the officer in our prayers and PLEASE back each other up and stay safe.

9/28/2008 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all is well!!!!!!

9/28/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayer goes to the Officer. It's Very Unfortunate. I can't help to believe that all of the violence against officers is a result of bad administration. When Department Supervisors / Exempts / Supt...etc cater the public / thugs and continue to make work more difficult for the Officers'.... it's a free ticket for assaulting Officers. The fight know is to stay alive on this job. Peace Brothers.......

9/28/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the officer. I hope he lives and fights on. God speed

9/28/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Brother!!!

9/28/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the officer. my prayers are with him and his family...I heard from a fireman on the scene that it did not look good..Very sad

9/28/2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulling for you, man. Fight.

9/28/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wakeup Chicago!!!

The events of the last 24 hours, should cleary substantiate my position, that things are not well in Chicago. Chicago is turning into Detroit, it is becoming a very dangerous place.

There were two separate police shootings last night. One resulted in the officer surviving after an offender attempted to kill him and one resulted in an officer hanging on for his life. Please keep him in your prayers.

Mayor Daley there are not enough police officers on the streets, please hire more before we have to bury more police officers and children. Mayor Daley, you can not wash this blood off of your hands by denying reality and flying to Russia.

9/28/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with this officer!

9/28/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless thsi officer, first i heard of it. Guys be safe, and realize the time we are in is bad. Not that there ever was a great time for police, but with the laws and lack of support for law enforcement the thugs are becoming more and more aggressive towrds us. Be careful on EVERY job, God Bless and STAY SAFE

9/28/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the officer and his partners. God Bless him and his family. Thank you to all those that are still out there doing regardless of the city's climate or the current regime, although I cannot blame those that are doing the bare minimum either. I have 15 years on and I am still having fun every day.

9/28/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was NOT an outside unit. This was our own CPD narcotics unit. Worked with his team numerous times. NOBODY can say a bad thing about this officer. A prime example of a great working and undercover officer. At the hospital now with our family (CPD) and friends. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. Hang in brother the fight has just begun. Be as strong as the man that you are. God Bless

9/28/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to cltv and watch the interview with the mutts sister-in-law. This shit-hole says "he's a home-body, a muslim and this being the month of ramadan he was probably out doing his morning prayer" I'm at a loss for words as to why that stupid ass station would even put that on tv. Now i can say i've seen it all.

9/28/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the working police. He is in our prayers. Hang in there

9/28/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He also worked at guardian security as a side job so if any of you work there you may know him too. How sad.

9/28/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad...You guys are the bravest on the earth and the real heroes. My thoughts are prayers are with the Officer's family, friends and the entire Chicago Police Department. Stick together and we can get through this...again. So sad.

A sister and friend of many on the CPD.

9/28/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for recovery and for family.

9/28/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the time to march on City Hall, how many of us will suffer similar fates if we don't???

Things are going to get much worse very soon in this country.

I am praying for this officer, his family and friends, May the Lord provide for them and protect them.

9/28/2008 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous common sense said...

My prayers are with the officer and his family.

9/28/2008 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger ispeeved said...

Thoughts and prayers to our injured CPD brothers and the entire CPD Family on this tragic day.

9/28/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for the officer and his family. God please give us a miracle and spare his family and his fellow officers from another heartbreak.

9/28/2008 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First a shooting in 008 and now this!God Bless us all

9/28/2008 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pray for our Brother CPD Officer and his loved ones.

9/28/2008 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers to the injured Officer. My God caress your heart and watch over you.

Be vigilant out there and look out for each other.

Godspeed

9/28/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD LORD PLEASE HELP THE 10-1 OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY. ALL THE GUN LAWS IN THE WORLD DIDN'T STOP THIS OFFICER FROM HARMS WAY. IF THEY WANT TO GET A GUN-THEY WILL. PRAY WE GET MORE OFFICERS TO BACK UP EVERYONE IN EVERY DISTRICT AND UNIT.

9/28/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go to the officer. We believe in you. We know you can make it.

9/28/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger PUNKY said...

GOOD LORD PLEASE HELP OUR BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY. JUST GOES TO SHOW ALL OF US, THAT NO MATTER HOW MANY GUN LAWS AND GUN TURN INS: U WAN 2 GET A GUN-UR GONNA GET A GUN...HELP ALL OF US

9/28/2008 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through our Lord Jesus Christ I beg that St Michael be at this officer's side. Amen...

9/28/2008 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damnit!!! This city is going to shit quickly! The amount of police related shooting is crazy righ now, the risks we are involved in is on the rise! We need more cops!

God Bless the officer!!

9/28/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to the ambulance ride as squads blocked the streets to christ was the most painful thing i've ever heard. God bless the officer and his family

9/28/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers to the officer and his family. May God watch over you my brother and help you fight. When will it end. It is time for us to take back the streets.

9/28/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS DO WE HAVE TO LOOSE BEFORE DALEY AND THE POLS WAKE UP AND SUPPORT US!!!! Im SICK AND TIRED OF THIS. GOD BLESS THIS OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY

9/28/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

As I sit here in China after the birth of my first daughter, my heart breaks for the officers and their families.

My thoughts and prayers reach across the world to do whatever good they may.

9/28/2008 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God watch over this fine officer, his family and all members of the Chicago Police Department.

9/28/2008 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother, may God strengthen and surround you and your family at this time of need. To all officers stay safe and take nothing as routine or for ganted.... God Bless us all...

9/28/2008 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed, brother

9/28/2008 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, Bless our brother and please heal him.

9/28/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be OK brother! My prayers are with you and your family!!!

9/28/2008 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nver second guess or monday morning quarterback someone kicking in a door armed with a warrant, not knowing the danger s tha lurk on the other side. God Bless and Keep this officer in your arms Lord, watch over us all. Give us teh strength to defeat the evil that we face Daley.

9/28/2008 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that he had passed away a little while ago...Is it true? Anyone hear?

9/28/2008 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture?? CLTV showed the shithead's sister-in-law and how he was such a religious guy and was probably just saying his morning prayers???WTF?? What about the officer who was in the process of executing a search warrant on shit bag's house???? Tells you that the media just doesn't give a shit about the police. Not word one about the condition of the police officer. God bless him and please make a speedy recovery.

9/28/2008 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my heart is breaking---can't stop the crying. Stay strong brother, don't let these animals win.

9/28/2008 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger cpd4176 said...

Thoughts and Prayers are with all.

9/28/2008 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and Hopes that he will recover.

9/28/2008 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and Prayers are will all.

9/28/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be ok.

9/28/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic event.

9/28/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horrible.

9/28/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hoping and praying he will make it. The last thing we need is to lose someone, anyone.

9/28/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let my thoughts and prayers be heard, please.

9/28/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Why now, why ever. Please let us pull together for this brave, officer.

9/28/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you always officer!

9/28/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let this brave soul make it.

9/28/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers my loves.

9/28/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please

9/28/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery n prayers to him and his family!

9/28/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for the officer, pray for all of us.

9/28/2008 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless this officer and his family. Mayor Daley needs to re-think the olympics and hire some PO's. This is just the beginning!! My prayers go out to you.

9/28/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for the Officer and family.

9/28/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be careful out there Officers. My heart breaks for this Officer, his family, and the CPD today.

9/28/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mayor Daley for not giving a shit about man power. If the streets are so safe why do you have so much security? There is a spot reserved for you in hell, however it won't be big enough for all of your sins.

9/28/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am saying a prayer for him and his family.

9/28/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers for this officer and his family.

9/28/2008 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Just a Cop said...

I will pray for him and his family. God Bless him.

9/28/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to cltv and watch the interview with the mutts sister-in-law. This shit-hole says "he's a home-body, a muslim and this being the month of ramadan he was probably out doing his morning prayer" I'm at a loss for words as to why that stupid ass station would even put that on tv. Now i can say i've seen it all.

9/28/2008 11:16:00 AM

You left out the best part...the caption under her name was "victim's sister-in-law"

REALLY? VICTIM? Only if that was a member of the officer's family.

God bless this officer and his family. All be safe.

9/28/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again...what can you say at a time like this ? Hope and pray for the best. Having participated in serving numerous search warrants, they are one of the more dangerous activities that an officer can do. You are walking into someone else's domain and can never be completely prepared for everything that could happen. They can be fun and interesting, but, also very dangerous. If these officers did absolutely everything correctly, there is still always the unknown factor of going through a door while not knowing exactly what is on the other side. No monday morning quarterbacking here, the fact remains that we work in a very dangerous line of work, and even the best planned activity can go awry if the badguys have a deathwish and don't go with the program. We work for a mayor that doesn't care about us and still we try to go out and do the right thing. Pray for these officers' recovery and remember, even though these guys were participating in a dangerous duty, the most dangerous thing an officer does is to get in his car after rollcall and roll out into the great unknown, that being this rapidly declining city.

9/28/2008 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Again my heart goes out to the officer and his family, as well as his family in blue

9/28/2008 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please lord , let this go our way . help this officer recover. my thoughts and prayers to the officer , family friends, and his brothers and sisters in blue

9/28/2008 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous proud of our CPD son said...

Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go...

9/28/2008 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord; Please give strength to this officers' family and to all Chicago police officers who continue on to face evil in defense of the weak and those who can't defend themselves on a daily basis.

9/28/2008 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our best wishes to your brother that is down. After losing 4 brothers and sisters in less than 1 year, please know that we are behind you 100%+ We know your pain. Best wishes from all of Domelights.com........

Shade34098

9/28/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you in the Sun-Times...I hope you rot for your sick ending interview, giving credance to these savages

9/28/2008 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless him, his family and friends, and all officers.

9/28/2008 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I sit here on iod due to an injury sustained while trying to effect an arrest on an assailant, I pray for the repose of the soul of our fallen officer and also that the powers that be WAKE UP and do something about all the violence against the police. RIP and Godspeed my brother.

9/28/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spoke with someone there. Doesn't look good. In the next hour they will announce if he has any brain activity. If not it will probably be the decision of family to remove life suppot. Prayer for strength for the family.

9/28/2008 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed officer

9/28/2008 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger PUNKY said...

IT'S NOT FAIR AND THIS SUCKS. KING RITCHIE STOP PLANTIN FLOWERS.

9/28/2008 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am keeping the officer, a fellow brother in blue, his family and all his friends in my prayers. I heard the call of the 10-1 being broadcast on our city wide this morning and then moments later the dispatcher saying "Officer down." I shall never get used to hearing those words.

May you recover, brother. May you be in peace.

9/28/2008 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace N.T. He was just prounounced.

9/28/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers from the Calumet City Police Department.

9/28/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Philly Sgt. said...

My prayers are with this officer, his family and the CPD

9/28/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless, our prayers are with you and your family.

9/28/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic, may God bless my fellow officer, I am praying for a miracle. This is the one job where it is uncertain if you will make it home safe, how tragic!

9/28/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV also labeled the sister as "victim's sister" What a joke. The only victim here is the CPD officer doing his job. Can't wait to see how this one is spun. God bless this officer and the entire working CPD.

9/28/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but that ambulance sounded like it did a complete circle around the hospital before it pulled in.

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The regular doors to the ER are blocked off due to what looks like construction... also, I think they took SW HWY to cicero, perhaps there was a train blocking the shorter way so they just went around another block to get there. Not totally sure about the train...

9/28/2008 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard our brother in blue did not make it. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Rest in peace.

9/28/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prayers to the officer and family. hope u pull through. as i watched the news this shithead was referred to as a fucking victim what the fuck he is the offender.and his sister in law was saying some shit about this piece of shit was up praying WITH A LOADED GUN i wish i was there to slap her ass in the face.

9/28/2008 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

recovery is hoped for. Let us pray brothers and sisters. Let us pray

9/28/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God be with this officer and his family.

9/28/2008 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to newsradio 780 when they stated that the offender may have thought that he was being robbed by the officer. they then proceed to interview a local who they state was not on the scene and the local says that the offender may have thought that the p.o. was trying to rob him. How can you interview someone who is not even on the scene and then even think that he knew what went on??

9/28/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Louis said...

My thought and prayers are with Our Brother and his family.

When one cries, we all taste salt.
We are each and every one of us diminished by this great tragedy.

9/28/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying !!!!

9/28/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone at the hospital with updates? I too heard that he passed a while ago...I hope it's not true. Please be safe out there brothers and sisters. Sadly we have seen that these things can happen anytime, anywhere, to any one of us. Remember this when you leave your house everyday. Kiss your spouse, and your kids everyday and tell them you love them. I will pray and pray that this officer pulls through. Be safe out there everyone. God Bless the CPD.

9/28/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you brother.

Cicero PD

9/28/2008 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Joey Ceriale said...

The Ceriale family's thoughts and prayers go out to this brave man, his family, friends and to his brotherin within the Chicago Police Dept. Stay as strong as you can, take care of each other and may god's hand hold you through this difficult time. The Ceriale family will hold a good thought for you and stand vigil at your side. God bless you.

9/28/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture?? CLTV showed the shithead's sister-in-law and how he was such a religious guy and was probably just saying his morning prayers???WTF?? What about the officer who was in the process of executing a search warrant on shit bag's house????

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WAKE UP EVERYONE!!!!!

To hell with doing policework like this . .
The media and the public hates us.. collect your paycheck and go home to your loved ones.
PLEASE!!

9/28/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying...that's the most important thing we can do right now...I'm hard at it.

006 Tac

9/28/2008 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mayor!
This poor soul was working without a contract and risked his life. What is it worth to u!

9/28/2008 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger RoaVaPD said...

Prayers sent. Hang tough bro.

9/28/2008 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous 20 and OUT said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to this officers family and friends.

PLEASE REMEMBER.....
This can happen to anyone of us at any time. Please do your best to keep from becoming complacent. People like to use the term ROUTINE when describing what we do, but NOTHING that we do is ROUTINE at all. There is always a target on us -- they know who we are even though we may or may not know them.

9/28/2008 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was at the hospital and they announced that tests done earlier showed no brain activity. They were conducting tests at 1700 hrs but were not optimistic about any brain activity. he was going to be held on life support for organ donation. my prayers go out to his family

9/28/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesnt seem real to me, I have been on for 7 years, during that time there have been 6 police officers killed in the line of duty. I didn't know a single one of them, that doesn't mean I didnt feel for them, but this officer was a friend of mine, one of the absolutely best guys I have met on the job. He always had a smile on his face, always. I pray for a miracle.

9/28/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless brother

9/28/2008 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get sick everytime i come back here and read more posts, just wishing it wasnt true. Im proud that we all stick together but I am sick that this is happening. I understand the risks of this job, but all too often we go to work assuming we will be home in the morning or afternoon or night whatever shift u may work. NEVER assume that you will get to kiss your wife or kids another time. Take the time to say I love you to all your family. As i sit here I can only imagine this poor guys family. My better half is on the job too and the thought just sickens me. I cant imagine being in this situation and leaving my family behind and i cant imagine being that family that is left behind. Just be careful, remember every job we handle is a potential deadly situation and do what you can to be sure you get to go home to kiss your loved ones another day. There is NOTHING more precious in life than the ones that love you and that you love. Dont be afraid to be a real man and say I love you and give them a kiss. I pray for this officer and his family so much. As I get more time on the job I realize how much more each and every one of these hurts. I hope this family understands that WE are all here for them. If it is in fact true that he has passed, i think its time we ALL stand up and make a statement by showing up to this wake and funeral. If you have to take time or get a babysitter or miss a sidejob, i think we owe that to this copper and his family to show up. Let this city know we are one and we are strong. God Bless you officer!!

9/28/2008 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD bless you Officer. To all my fellow brothers & sisters, please look out for each other. We are all we have. Don't bash each other or each others district or TRU. Greet each other with a friendly "hello". Your life may depend on that person one day!
BE SAFE!!

9/28/2008 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to this officer, his family, friends and coworkers.
Peace to all of my brave and courages men and women out there in the field. Be strong.
Love you all.
Squad

9/28/2008 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers go out

9/28/2008 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Caveman said...

God Speed. Mine and my Families prayers are with you.

9/28/2008 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the family and close friends of the officer.

9/28/2008 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God be with you and your family officer.
Evanston

9/28/2008 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

word from the hospital...officer down. my heart is again broken. cant type...crying.

9/28/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Right on 01:51pm - I saw CLTV coverage as well and it was disgraceful. The caption under offender's sister-in-law said "VICTIM'S SISTER-IN-LAW" She went on to say he was a devout Muslim and since it is ramadan, he was probably going out for his morning prayers.

What bullshit! I guess I expect these lousy media-creatures to bend over backwards and allow any excuse to justify the offender's actions.

God speed Officer, and God bless.

9/28/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Brave Officer and his family. Once again another Officer shot and the City dosen't give a shit. The City keeps on putting more officers at risk by leaving us short handed and with crap equipment. The Teachers get their contract with no problem but were getting shot at left and right and can't even get a decent contract...... Watch your backs and cover your partners, if your lucky enought to have one. Don't go into to any job without back up, and let the dispathcer know so they don't try writting you up. The Mutts would let you bleed to death before they would call for help. Don't put you neck on the line for this job the City sure won't for you.

9/28/2008 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He died. Heartbreaking. I heard at Christ they kept him on life support for a while so organs could be harvested so others might live. Condolences to the family.

9/28/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless you NT and your family. May God bless police officers everywhere that do an unappreciated job everyday. My prayers are with you my fallen brother and your family.

9/28/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M AT TEARS, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH THE OFFICER AND HIS LOVED ONES! LET THOSE IGNORANT FOOLS TALK, AND THE NEWS JUST REPORTS IT.
WOW! SHOW US YOU CARE DALEY, AND YOU TOO JODY! THATS TWO OF OUR FAMILY TAKEN FROM US IN JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS. DO SOMETHING, I KNOW ITS A DANGEROUS JOB BUT DONT MAKE IT MORE DANGEROUS BY HAVING US OUTMANNED, OUTGUNNED, AND SOMETIMES NOT EVEN HAVING A SAFE VEHICLE. TO ALL THE OFFICERS OUT THERE BE CAREFUL BACK EACHOTHER UP, THATS MOST IMPORTANT 1A'S CAN WAIT, WE ALL GO HOME AS WE COME TO WORK!

9/28/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, close ones, fellow officers. BE SAFE & GOD BLESS.

9/28/2008 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for words right now. St. Michael the Archangel guide and protect us!

R.I.P. Brother

9/28/2008 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE CPD. KEEP FIGHTING

9/28/2008 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate,

You were a gentlemen and fine officer. I'm sure my baby has greeted you. Assume your place in heaven brother, you earned it.

9/28/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers go out to this officer, his family and his team. I know they are all struggling right now.

9/28/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts with this officer and his family. May god be watching all of the CPD family tonight and always. Please!! Be safe.

9/28/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous D.C. cop said...

R.I.P. brother

9/28/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace brother

9/28/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good bye Nathan I will miss you, you were a good man, I love you.

9/28/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless this copper and his family! And God Bless the CPD! My prayers are with this policeman and his family. God takes care of his Sheepdogs!

I'll save my comments about the CLTV disgrace for a future much more negative post.

9/28/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous A woman in blue said...

To all my brothers and sisters in blue, sometimes we forget the dangers of our profession, today we are reminded. . . My heart hurts. God bless our brother a true hero.

9/28/2008 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"THE TRIUMPH OF ALL EVIL IS FOR GOOD MAN TO SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING."

HOW ABOUT WE GO OUT THERE AND START KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES! OF COURSE BE SMART ABOUT IT, WHAT I MEAN IS THAT ALL THE DE-POLICING IS HURTING US TOO. THE SAVAGES ARE GETTING BRAVER BECAUSE THEY SEE THE LACK OF AGGRESSIVE POLICING AND ALSO KNOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT AND CROOK COUNTY WON'T BACK US UP. WE CAN ONLY CONTROL WHAT WE DO OUT THERE EVERY DAY. LET'S GIVE IT TO THESE ASSHOLES!!!

9/28/2008 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Chicagoan said...

God Bless You, Officer

9/28/2008 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my prayers are with you all and please be safe out there

godspeed officer

-just a regular citizen who cares

9/28/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger larry said...

he will be in my thoughts and in the minds of everyone in NYPD

9/28/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He died. Heartbreaking. I heard at Christ they kept him on life support for a while so organs could be harvested so others might live. Condolences to the family.

9/28/2008 08:29:00 PM


What HONOR this officer had. Anyone who receives any of his organs will receive HONOR,COURAGE and TRUE LOVE.

9/28/2008 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone catch the officers with their backs to the camaras on fox news. i would have done the same thing. "he was a homebody" i almost puked!! when they put that garbage on the tv.

9/28/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartbreak. The Trib just published the story. Rest in peace.

9/28/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless this Officer and hold his family and brothers in His hands as they attempt to deal with this loss. Thank you, Officer, for your sacrifice.

A Chicagoan.

9/28/2008 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to stop, we must March on City Hall this week. I am torn between RAGE and HURT/SADNESS.

Part of me is crying for this officer and his family and part of me ir really,really fucking pissed off right now. I am sick of being a whipping boy piece of shit to this shithole city and being stepped on and thought of as worthless while watching fellow officers get fucked over and murdered.

9/28/2008 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP. May St. Michael show you the way to heaven.

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

9/28/2008 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous White Knight said...

To my brothers and sisters... Again we lost another and our hearts take another hit while we are still recovering from our last dear friend.. Tears are coming down my face as I type this.. My brother I never knew you, but I feel for you and your family and to everyone who has had a part taken from them from your passing.

TO THE MEDIA TROLLS..
Out of respect for our fallen brother I will keep my true feelings to myself.. But let me say this..

What a disgrace you are to interview and say "VICTIM'S sister-in-law"!
YOU ARE SICK, SICK, SICK!!!

He is not a victim!
HE IS A COP KILLER!
You should have had the heading as "Cop Killer's dumb ass sister-in-law".

From dictionary.com:
VICTIM: A person who suffers injury, loss, or death as a result of a voluntary undertaking

This officer was a victim of a voluntary manslaughter by an offender.

Explain to me why your so called "VICTIM" was praying with a gun? I thought Ramadan is suppose to be a holy observance of fasting from sunrise to sunset, so why would your "VICTIM" be illegally carrying a LOADED HANDGUN in the streets of Chicago?

If I did my job as half ass as you media jokes do, I wouldn't have one! What happened to accurate and investigative reporting?

DON'T MAKE PEOPLE FEAR THE POLICE, MAKE PEOPLE FEAR THE LACK OF POLICE

9/28/2008 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for his wife, child, family, and all of you at the CPD.

9/28/2008 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed brother. May the Angels welcome you home.

9/28/2008 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just announced...our brother has gone to his Lord. May the Angels wrap their wings around his family and help them through this terrible event. God Bless the officer. AND bless and take care of all of his friends and co-workers.
Stay Safe.
016

9/28/2008 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous 007 said...

My deepest condolences to the Taylor family at this terrible time.

God bless our fallen brother Nate Taylor.

9/28/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I watched the news and heard this officer died I felt sick to my stomach. In an instant this family was changed forever I feel so sorry for his wife and daughter. I can only hope that some higher power will hold them together at this time and guide them thru this horrific tragedy.

9/28/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWO Minutes!!!!!!!!!

Give 14 years of your life to this city and it will get you TWO MINUTES worth of news on the 10:00 News!

The media in this town is disgusting.

9/28/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother..
My prayers are with you and your family..

In life he saved lives,
in death he saved lives,
our officer is down,
but on life support to donate his organs.
May God Bless his soul!

9/28/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A hero in life and hero in death (with the organ donations). Godspeed, officer.

9/28/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this Officer's family. Our prayer's are with you!

9/28/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace good and faithful servant. God bless you and your family. Stay strong 004th District Officers.

9/28/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone who didn't know this man, this is a true loss. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the 1st gulf war and was about to finish his MBA at SXU. He was a pleasure to be around. I cant believe this. May his killer experience a painful death. SEMPER FI!!!!!

9/28/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother. My prayers go out to your family. May God welcome you with open arms. To all the rest of my brothers and sisters in blue, please be careful. The scum are gunning for in every part of the city.

9/28/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

N you will be missed. Working with in club Englewood was a blast, you were always a smiling face and we won't be the same without you here in Chitown. Rest In Peace Bro the family will be taken care of don't worry, WE never forget our own.

9/28/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

R.I.P. :(

9/28/2008 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God be with him, his wife, & his daughter. May God watch over all of you. What a terrible, terrible loss.

9/28/2008 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with this family at this very difficult time in their lives. How sad that they have to endure this media coverage that portrays this shithead as a victim! What a disgrace! I have regularly complained to station managers about the coverage and headlines such as "Gunned down by the Chicago Police" because I find them offensive and then one of the good guys, one of us, gets shot by some piece of shit and they still skew the story and claim that he must have thought he was being robbed! This is despicable and no one and I mean no one should do anything other then reactive police work in these neighborhoods! Fuck these animals......let them police themselves or let those useless reverends police them. Fellow Officers, don't risk your lives for a dope pinch, a search warrant, anything other then protecting one another! No one cares! Go home to your families, even if it's only your dog! These people, and I use the term people loosely, don't appreciate anything you do and you life is worth much more! God bless this officer and his family.

9/28/2008 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous the rat said...

The second officer to be shot in the face in a very very short time span in this city.

The second officer to be shot in the face without a contract, after 15 months. How much more blood will be needed?

The second officer who gave literally EVERYTHING to this city, yet still had our retarded media call his murderer "victim".

My sadness is overwhelmed by anger...

Rest easy, Nate. May your family find comfort and peace in this horrible time.

9/28/2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Officer, for your sacrifice.



This officer was murdered. We do not give our life.

9/28/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY GOD CREATED MARINES" RIP!!!!

9/28/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Taylor.

9/28/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Outsider said...

Rest in Peace Officer Taylor.

My prayers are with you & your family.

To all Men & Women in blue, be safe out there and may god watch over all.

9/28/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger shark said...

I am not an officer, but I am a chicago resident.
I am sorry for your loss.
I am sorry that the asshole got on tv and said he was coming back from praying.
I seen it, and it disgusts me too.
I feel for you men and woman everyday, as I see it becoming far worse than ever here.
I pray for all of your safety.


DAMN the cop killer- DAMN the gangs.
I do not know how all of you do it, but it is a very dangerous city we live in, and I hope this march will be for all who want results from our mayor to HIRE more cops, or get the National Guard out here to shovel the shit out.
Im sorry, but I am pissed!!!

God Bless the Taylor family, and carry them thru this most sorrowful time.

9/28/2008 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to sad. Another fallen hero in a world that is very short on hero's. RIP Brother. My condolences to the family and his friends.

9/28/2008 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Tribune and the CLTV websites are not allowing comments. Isn't that ironic; these are the two sites that had the (VICTIM'S)sister-in-law being interviewed and a witness who didn't see anything, specualting about a robbery.

People please begin to mobilize,we can NOT have anymore officers die, and we can NOT let Officer Taylor's death be in vain.

9/28/2008 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless him, god bless us all amen

9/28/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers for the family and CPD family on the loss of Officer Taylor.
Be careful Chicago's Finest, go home safely to your family. I have been blessed with the safety of my Police family for 40 years and counting, but each day is precious, there are no guarantees. You truly are a special breed and know there are people who value you and all you do for this City.

9/28/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The memoral in DC says it best, it is not how this officer died that made him a hero, but how he lived. Remember how he lived. Those of you that knew him, take care of his family. And take care of your fellow officers he left behind. There is nothing harder than losing your partner or someone in your unit like this.

Despite what the press says, many hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans and other officers from around the country are prating for this officer and his family, as am I.

9/28/2008 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only been on this department 5 years But have seen 2 of my friends killed in the line of duty. I am ashamedof the chicago media for only giving both officers 2 minute in tv for years of sacrafice to this great city. It disgusts me that mayor daley only cares about airport runways than the police officers. Take away his bodyguard and see how big he feels then. My heart goes out to the family and the diffucult decision they made tonight. I hope and pray for every hardworking officer out there that they will come home safe to their families. Let this be a wake up call to the mayor and J-fed. You better start backing your dept. If not tragedies like this will continue to happen. I hope the media will see this post and start concentrating on the real matters at hand and not the money making antics of the mayor and his administration.

9/28/2008 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with their family and friendes. ATTENTION ALL OFFICERS IT'S A WAR ZONE OUT THERE. BE SURE YOUR GUNS ARE CLEANED AND READY FOR ACTION. BE CAREFUL.......

9/28/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave officer, you will not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

9/28/2008 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The second officer to be shot in the face without a contract, after 15 months. How much more blood will be needed?"

What the fuck does this have to do with a contract you fucking dog? Nate didn't give a damn about a contract. He went to work doing what he always wanted to do. Go make excuses for you not being the police elsewhere.

9/28/2008 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP OFFICE, I hope the Family,FOP, and Proud Members of The Finest Police Department make it crystal clear that Daley will not be welcomed at any of the services for our Fallen Hero. Do not give him a platform to be a hyprocrite and put a show for the cameras that he cares for the men and women of the CPD. Name the day of the march on city hall and I will be there rain or shine!
Again hy heart and prayers for the family. 189 officer

9/28/2008 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Detective ShavedLongcock said...

Godspeed Officer Taylor.

And my deepest sympathy to his family.

My prayers are with all of you right now.

9/28/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a traffic control aide and my prayers go out to the police officers in 004 and his family. God Bless you all

9/28/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God rest and bless you our brother

9/28/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends.
Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell.

9/28/2008 11:37:00 PM  

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