Friday, November 21, 2008

Heartwarming Story

  • George Marijan, 7, was presented with a service award from the town Wednesday for capturing several suspects, saving hostages and returning a valuable stolen diamond on his first and only day on the job. Not bad for a rookie.

    Marijan, 7, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- a cancer that affects the lymphoid white cells that help fight infection. However, he always wished to be a police officer.

    Marijan's mother, Gordy Stevic, contacted the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois in July for help to make her son's wish come true.

A very nice effort by our suburban friends.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing Daley didn't get wind of this story ahead of time...he would have the kid in Chicago writing the parking tickets we're not writing, to bring in revenue!

11/21/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome!

11/21/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw him on the news, the kid has heart. Reminds me of when i came on the job having fun and not being bogged down by the politics. But i digress, I hope he pulls thru and his lukemia gets cured.

11/21/2008 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.. May God bless him..

11/21/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is an unbelievable thing to do Thank you makes me proud to be a police officer

11/21/2008 02:27:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

Hats off to the Buffalo Grove P.D. George and his family will be in my prayers tonight.

11/21/2008 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad his wish will become a nightmare after he is served with several c.r.'s and a lawsuit for his day on the job.

11/21/2008 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should reitre his star as well. Nice pinch kid!

11/21/2008 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Buffalo Grove PD!

11/21/2008 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could use him over here, at the CPD. Good job George!

11/21/2008 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to read about the good things we all do for kids and real bona-fide victims every day, reminds me why I put up with the bs of the job. A smile from a kid is worth it all.

11/21/2008 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!! Retiring this brave youngster's star would be awesome. Great idea to the poster who recommended that.

Great job Buffalo Grove PD!!!

11/21/2008 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the brotherhood in blue, Georgie. This is what it's really all about.

11/21/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous 013th District Copper said...

The scenario played out for the young man was a mock scenario. Although it wasn't real, it made him feel like a million bucks and I was certainly proud of him.

What a fine young man to want to wish to grow up to be a police officer. Hopefully he had no desire to be one in Chicago!!

11/21/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome, I love it. The only thing that bothers me is that this story only has 11 comments thus far and BS about some shithead cmndr has 40 something. Lets worry about whats really important in life. If there are 2 things that get coppers, usually its young kids and the elderly. I hope this kid lives to see the day that his dream can really come true! Great job by that suburban dept, the shit city would have never allowed that. God Bless

11/21/2008 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome story, May God bless him and his family!

11/21/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Officer Marijan!

11/21/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story.
A breath of fresh air in comparison to the daily pollution we're used to reading.

11/21/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! These stories make me happy. I'm not a cop, but, a veteran.

B. Co.
3rd Ranger Battalion
75th Ranger Regiment

Keep your heads up guys. When I got out of the army it was soldiers and dogs keep off the grass. Now Chicagoans are treating y'all the same way. Don't pay attention, just do your job with integrity, the rest will take care of itself.

11/21/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left the computer and woke my son up and gave him a hug. God Bless BGPD

11/21/2008 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By George I think he's got it!

You go Georgie boy!

Can I transfer my pension to Buffalo Grove? Sounds like a suburb worth fighting for!


11/21/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story! makes what we do worthwhile.

Keep fighting Georgie!

11/21/2008 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job,Officer Marijan-would be proud to serve with you--ISP retired

11/21/2008 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with this young upstanding citizen!!! Now let the MSM tell me about the poor underpriveleged minority thugs that my tax dollars have to take care of.

11/21/2008 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't pray often or ask for much, but I truly hope that this young Man beats leukemia, and becomes the POLICE, his heart is in the right place!!! Buffalo Grove, you ROCK!

11/22/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Wonderful story, SCC. Thanks for sharing it.

God bless little George. I will absolutely keep him in my thoughts and prayers. He's a true hero.

11/22/2008 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger Southern IL Reader said...

What a great story! Bless you SCC for posting!
One of life's greatest and most unexplainable injustices, is that of an innocent child being thrust into a world of pain and suffering as result of a life-threatening illness. Their world, for the most part, becomes one of hospitals, sickness, painful and frightening treatments, and isolation. What a wonderful respite for this little boy to be granted, if just for one day, a chance to forget about all of the above and just be a little boy enjoying a day filled with fun and excitement! The make-a-wish foundation is a wonderful organization of people, many of whom donate their time helping to ease the burden of children and families coping with catastrophic illnesses, by orchestrating a child's dream into a reality.
God Bless you, Buffalo Grove PD/FD for helping to make this little guy's wish come true! This is an amazing and magical memory he will carry with him for the rest of his life AND the positive experience may even aid in boosting his immune system! Today, this world is a little better place because of You All.
To George... God Bless You, Little Man. I pray that your health continues to improve each and every day, and that some day, you WILL grow up to be a Big Strong Police Officer!

11/22/2008 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job George and the BG PD!

11/22/2008 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you must be a really cool guy...wish I was a little younger and single. Thanks for the position you consistently take on kids and animals. It means a lot to have someone with your common sense and credibility recognize the "other" important things in life. Stay safe, all of you. Some of us civilians really do appreciate the job you do.

11/22/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a five-star news story. Thanks SCC.

11/22/2008 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is like Spiderman or Superman.

11/23/2008 12:05:00 PM  

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