Saturday, December 27, 2008

Operation Santa Photos

Sent to us by a regular reader:

Outside the Lee Home:



And the Perez home:



Thanks again to everyone who participated. We only found out about the event after it was all completed. Next year we'll look for info sooner so interested parties can participate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew about this, next year as scc said. give us a heads up and i'll be more then happy to donate


- Norff cide cop

12/27/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless everyone of us and our families this holiday season and always. Let us all hope and prey that the back page of the FOP book will be blank next year. Love all of you guys, be safe.

12/27/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 years and a day said...

OUTSTANDING Say what you will about Cline, This was a fabulous idea I hope it continues for many years to come

12/27/2008 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Jeff Knowles said...

Awesome! Great job officers. I'm trying not to cry like a little girl, but it's such a wonderful, moving gesture. God bless you all.

12/27/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pix SCC. Who was Santa anyway?

12/27/2008 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the Officers who took time to be there. God bless you all.

Thank you Superintendent Kline and Commander Caluris, and to the other Bosses I can't make out in these photos. God bless you.

You are all a class act.


Jody, where were you?

12/27/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.


I'll never be mistaken for a militant Christian nor a good Catholic , but this says it all, thank you for your service...

Stay safe.

12/27/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I really enjoyed being a part of a grand task!!

Merry Christmas to all my police family.

The icing on the cake would be the retirement of JFed and the implementation of guidelines that support our troops and makes them more comfortable in making decisions that may save their own life!

12/27/2008 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

Hate to do it, but i'll give the sun times credit for covering this event. The tribune, not a word. Great story and for all of those who whine and bitch about the job: this is the true reason that we go to work. It's not northside vs. southside or TRU vs. district, it's all about the blue and what that means. The look on those kids faces makes me proud to be CPD. Stay safe

12/27/2008 02:47:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

And I think it's fantastic that you all do this. It shows what heart and class you have.

Be safe out there.

12/27/2008 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing pictures like that make me so proud of the policemen and policewomen that the city of Chicago has. I am a civilian, but I am so proud of all of you

12/27/2008 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Blue Star said...

As an officer that has been shot in the line of duty this story was very touching. My injury was thank God not serious enough for me to go on disability or worse to die and leave behind a very young family. This is the reason why we should all donate $5 a pay check to the memorial foundation. This year they had to pay out to a way to many families and I'm very proud that I donated a little to that cause. We must take care of and protect each other, that is our charge as police officers. We all have the slim chance of not returning from our tour of duty. Just think of next year when you are with your family for Christmas and that little girl or boy still wonders what really happen to his mother or father. These families are to be taken care, its that simple.

12/27/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any info on those guys who got shot at in 006? Is everyone ok? Just heard about it, no publication or officer safety from the Department. Bless our fearless leader in the New Year!

12/27/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this on one news station and it brought tears to my eyes. Also, when I heard what the Cmdr of 16 did as well. Many of the good things you men and women do go unnoticed.

Keep up the good work, stay safe and make sure that your family is not one of the receipents of this program next year.

A wife

12/27/2008 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How kool. Let us all know next year so we can help out!
God Bless you guys!

12/27/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys/gals are awesome. I am proud to wear the uniform after seeing those photos. Thanks.

12/27/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great cops in this town ! Too bad all the good bosses bailed out, ahead of J fraud/shortshanks mucking up everything. And all the good dic's that had good clearance rates...

12/27/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These photos do us 'proud.'
The words, "Never Forget" are not just words, but our term of 'commitment' to the family members of those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice.
We all have our struggles, but I would hope that when it comes to taking care of our own, we all continue to come together.
We have all seen the response when the words, "10-1" are uttered. However, when it comes to assisting our Gold Star Families or members in need, we will never take a 'disregard' or a 'slowdown' on their behalf.
There are many ways in which we respond, monetarily and in spirit. The fact that were there to assist is all that matters.
Thank you to Fr. Tom, Rabbi Moshe and Phil to name a few, along with our members, who 'dispatch' our recognition and donations on behalf of "Chicago's Finest."
As this year comes to a close, we add to our "Roll Call of Hero's" the likes of Francis, Taylor and Airhart.
In 2009, we will again show these families, among others, our commitment to "Never Let Them Walk Alone."
Contributions to Gold Star Family Memorial and Park, Police Chaplains Ministry or your participation in the St. Jude March, Springfield or Washington D.C. Memorials are just some examples of our commitment.
Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers as, "All Gave Some, Because Some Gave All."
Stay safe my brothers.
Ol' Vet (r)

12/27/2008 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that Cline isnt doing it for the publicity when he has his lackey Mike Fryer no more than 3 feet from him with a professional camera with zoom lens at all times.
Good job everyone who has no stake in it

12/27/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this reminds me , of when the 017 district caps office did the same thing.

they selected a needy family and the tons of presents that were brought was amazing. well over 50 presents were given to this family.
from toys , coats, montery jewel gift certificates.

so all these officers went up to their aptartment , and what did we see, a 52 inch mitsubishi tv.

Yes good job on that 017 caps , we were taken...

12/27/2008 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fart wasnt there because he's not a Policeman. This was done by the Police. I'm glad he wasn't there.

12/27/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All units have brochures that you can fill out and drop in the police mail to contribute...If we can't contribute five bucks a paycheck to help each other we should be ashamed.. all payroll deductions go to the police. Admin costs are paid through corperate donations..

12/27/2008 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of us were unaware of this wonderful presentation, please next year give us a heads up. To those that were there, great job. Say what you want about Phil Cline, he is still the best we had in the past 15 yrs, in my eyes.

12/27/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I have to go to another link to get to the CHICAGO POLICE Memorial? You my friend(s) should be ashamed!

12/27/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 years and a day said...
OUTSTANDING Say what you will about Cline, This was a fabulous idea I hope it continues for many years to come

12/27/2008 12:21:00 AM

Cline the last of the bosses who knew how to get things done! Now we are stuck with j-fed and the skull! God Help us!

12/27/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody, where were you?

12/27/2008 01:04:00 AM

Would you want him there? I wouldent....

12/27/2008 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 12/27 AT 8:14AM
THE OFFICERS ARE FINE! THERE WERE THREE IN THE CAR FROM WHAT I HEARD TWO OFFICERS AND THEIR SGT. WHAT THE STORY WAS IS THAT THEY WERE DRIVING AND SOME SHITHEADS DECIDED TO SHOOT AT THEIR VEHICLE STRIKING IT ONCE. AS FAR AS I KNOW THE OFFICERS ARE FINE BUT SHITHEADS DID NOT GET CAUGHT. THEY GOT SHOT AT OR AROUND 77TH PEORIA.

12/27/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o t years ago went throuhg o,BRIAN STREET ACADEMY WITH A GUY NAMED JOE FRUGOLI learned that he went on a fishing trip to canada and went missing never heard another thing,wondered if they ever found him or was body ever recovered if that was the case, Joe was a nice guy was in oct class of 1972

12/27/2008 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should post this in the Daily Bulletin every year so that all 9,000 plus Officers are aware.. Great job to those who knew about it, took their time, dealt with the insane cold weather, and gave gifts to the family of the fallen Officers. God Bless you.
And I'll take Phil Cline anyday anytime over J-Pudd Weis.. Happy New Year to all and please celebrate safely!

12/27/2008 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that Cline isnt doing it for the publicity when he has his lackey Mike Fryer no more than 3 feet from him with a professional camera with zoom lens at all times.

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Please-give this Cline bashing a rest. It was a good thing for the families and for the kids. Can you just let it be for one day?

12/27/2008 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't forget that the Chaplains - very quietly - collect donations so that they can help out those police families going through any sort of financial crisis at this time of the year. All any Department member has to do is anonymously let the Chaplains Unit know if someone is having trouble. Newly divorced coppers with kids, maybe lost their house, bad medical issues, whatever. And they were doing this long before Phat Phil rode up on his white horse.

12/27/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE OFFICERS ARE FINE! THERE WERE THREE IN THE CAR FROM WHAT I HEARD TWO OFFICERS AND THEIR SGT. WHAT THE STORY WAS IS THAT THEY WERE DRIVING AND SOME SHITHEADS DECIDED TO SHOOT AT THEIR VEHICLE STRIKING IT ONCE. AS FAR AS I KNOW THE OFFICERS ARE FINE BUT SHITHEADS DID NOT GET CAUGHT. THEY GOT SHOT AT OR AROUND 77TH PEORIA.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


j fed says.... alright guys.. i dont know what im doing so since three police officers got shot at and the car got shot up lets have msf and tru do a bogus out door roll call and grab a "quick" head or two to make the numbers look like something was really done out there.. what a shame.

12/27/2008 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Joe Frugoli, no sadly his body was never found. He was a class act and a very good copper.

Former 014 Ranger

12/27/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless all the participants ! I'd be happy to contribute if you give a little notice.

God surely loves all of you.

ret. 2001

12/27/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great charity to keep in mind is the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida. They immedately give the widow $2,000 to begin counseling at the time of the spouses death and also every birthday and Christmas, up to the age of 18, they send the fallen officers children presents. On Mothers Day and Fathers Day, they remember the parents by sending a little gift and card so that they are also not forgotten.

12/27/2008 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you all and thank you for the job you guys do day in and day out.

Please do know that a lot of ordinary civilians and some of us sworn officers from other agencies.. that live in this city.. thank you and appreciate all you do and deal with.

Stay warm and stay safe.

12/27/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that Cline isnt doing it for the publicity when he has his lackey Mike Fryer no more than 3 feet from him with a professional camera with zoom lens at all times.

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Please-give this Cline bashing a rest. It was a good thing for the families and for the kids. Can you just let it be for one day?

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Not bashing anyone, but only high profile cases are taken care of. Not that they are not deserving, they are. But many cases are forgotten. No photo oppertunity, no help from the Police Memorial Fund.

12/27/2008 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the tru blue awards foundation contribute to this worthwile& very worthy cause?

12/27/2008 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why EVERY OFFICER on this department should have given and keep on giving to the Memorial Fund with even a dollar or two or five every check. It is worth every cent,especially if (God forbid) something happens to you.

This is the true Blue Glue that binds us together, whether we are Male, Female, White, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Druid, Wicca or Agnostic.

12/27/2008 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great charity to keep in mind is the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida. They immedately give the widow $2,000 to begin counseling at the time of the spouses death and also every birthday and Christmas, up to the age of 18, they send the fallen officers children presents. On Mothers Day and Fathers Day, they remember the parents by sending a little gift and card so that they are also not forgotten.
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Not only do they take care of fallen officers, they take care of all disabled officers. Birthday and Christmas gifts for all disabled officers’ children, $500 scholarships a year and summer camp scholarships for the children of disabled officers. They have helped many CPD Disabled Officers, when they felt they were forgotten.
http://www.aphf.org/memorial.html

12/27/2008 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Southern IL Reader said...

What a wonderful thing you all did! May God Bless each and every one of you, watch over you and keep ALL of you safe.

12/27/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why EVERY OFFICER on this department should have given and keep on giving to the Memorial Fund with even a dollar or two or five every check. It is worth every cent,especially if (God forbid) something happens to you.

what about the kids of rick francis? Joe Airhardt? Lee? etc etc this is exactly why NOT to give Im sure it ends up being a populrity contest and a whos who within the gold stars this department, sad to say, runs the same from its highest high to its lowest low I am all for helping these kids, and not at all am I saying they dont deserve it... But fat phil and the boys play favorites and pull the clout card even in death Hate to burst your bubbles but this is just another example of our who knows who department this place is a joke a fucking running joke why not spread the wealth anyways, you all know the truth and what Im saying god bless EVERYONE merry Christmas EVERYONE and happy New Year EVERYONE not just those with a phone call here's to hoping the new year is different

12/27/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that Cline isnt doing it for the publicity when he has his lackey Mike Fryer no more than 3 feet from him with a professional camera with zoom lens at all times.

******************************************

Please-give this Cline bashing a rest. It was a good thing for the families and for the kids. Can you just let it be for one day?

**********************************
Not bashing anyone, but only high profile cases are taken care of. Not that they are not deserving, they are. But many cases are forgotten. No photo oppertunity, no help from the Police Memorial Fund.

12/27/2008 08:40:00 PM

I don't know what axe you have to grind but put it away for the holidays. If you are so unhappy get another job. Private industry does not recognize the families of those who lost their life on the jop. You sound like a person in who needs some peer counseling.

12/27/2008 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to bad mouth a nice thing but lets be real here. People from the CPD have been doing this sort of thing at Christmas for the last 25 years I've been on the job. The Police Chaplains and other groups have been doing this for years without the fanfare. Now old Phil gets involved and out comes the cameras and the bosses and the media hounds. This Department was much better back in the day when we kept this kind of stuff to ourselves and we didn't feel that we needed the publicity to help and take care of our own. Does anybody like Phil even think that these families would like some privacy at this time of year???? As far as Phil helping the disabled coppers I know not one of them who gets any help from Phil, the FOP or anybody else. Those poor guys and gals go for years with no raises and some deal with medical bills the city doesn't pay because the FOP doesn't hold the city to the contract. Ever hear about any of them getting help??? It is nice to see we help our own but let's not bullshit anybody here for the number of disabled and dead not many really get the help. Hey but nice to see Phil got some publicity poor guy must need his ego stroked.

12/28/2008 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But many cases are forgotten. No photo oppertunity, no help from the Police Memorial Fund.

I try to do a couple of benefits a year for kids with cancer as well as countless other stuff for charity. If you need a photographer and its child or police related and I am available... I will do my best to help. WWW.MMIM.BIZ

12/28/2008 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marikay and Phil Kline want to thank you for all of your kinds words...

12/28/2008 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep giving the $5 a pay period.

12/28/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But many cases are forgotten. No photo oppertunity, no help from the Police Memorial Fund.

I try to do a couple of benefits a year for kids with cancer as well as countless other stuff for charity. If you need a photographer and its child or police related and I am available... I will do my best to help. WWW.MMIM.BIZ
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That is a very nice offer. But nothing is done for the majority of disabled officers. Most are forgotten by their fellow officers and the CPD. It just happens, out of site, out of mind, and happy it's not me. So there is no fund to help them or their kids, so there is no need for pictures. Again it is a very wonderful offer.

12/28/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Marikay and Phil Kline want to thank you for all of your kinds words...

12/28/2008 08:55:00 AM

You are both welcome and deserve it,Phil you were the last of the real police bosses now look what is left! Nothing more than a shell game, and old shortshanks is still cutting police as the blood is cast all over the daley family from all the innocents gunned down. Phil you stood up to the mayor and his budget director, that is why you left most likely in disgust of a corrupt mayor and the 50 quiet sheep who have 0 "testicular fortitude" Or for the lesser media types "balls." How many more innocents will be KILLED in the city with the highest homicide rates of any in the nation? Then they wonder why tru and msf are ineffective!

12/28/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that Cline isnt doing it for the publicity when he has his lackey Mike Fryer no more than 3 feet from him with a professional camera with zoom lens at all times.

******************************************

Please-give this Cline bashing a rest. It was a good thing for the families and for the kids. Can you just let it be for one day?

**********************************
Not bashing anyone, but only high profile cases are taken care of. Not that they are not deserving, they are. But many cases are forgotten. No photo oppertunity, no help from the Police Memorial Fund.

12/27/2008 08:40:00 PM

I don't know what axe you have to grind but put it away for the holidays. If you are so unhappy get another job. Private industry does not recognize the families of those who lost their life on the jop. You sound like a person in who needs some peer counseling.

12/27/2008 11:54:00 PM

Let me preface this by saying I give $10 per check to the police memorial foundation as well as fo to many of thier fundraisers (especially The Cubs Rooftop game). My only gripe is that EVERYTHING they do for us has to be a publicity stunt in order to parlay more donations. Dont they have enough of our donations to do something on the QT without having their on-call professional photographer on hand?
Several months back an officer from TRU died in a motorcycle accident. The Police Memorial was there with a check for $5k but wouldnt "present" the check without the whole family present and 10-15 pictures of the "presentation" this delayed the $5k for about 4-5 days. Again, good intentions, bad delivery.
Every time they give money to an officers family they need to take photos and then follow-up with a letter in the mail telling everybody what they did. How much are they spending to pring up those letters and send them out? Bottom line, at one time Phil did it because he actually arced for the officers and their families, now he does it because he gets paid to do it. The more he brings in ($$$) the longer he will be there. He is a paid fundraiser.
With that said, Im glad the officers families had a great christmas thanks to the generosity of fellow officers...NOT PHIL CLINE.
The real heros do things even when there are no professional photographers around.

12/28/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to bad mouth a nice thing but lets be real here. People from the CPD have been doing this sort of thing at Christmas for the last 25 years I've been on the job. The Police Chaplains and other groups have been doing this for years without the fanfare. Now old Phil gets involved and out comes the cameras and the bosses and the media hounds. This Department was much better back in the day when we kept this kind of stuff to ourselves and we didn't feel that we needed the publicity to help and take care of our own. Does anybody like Phil even think that these families would like some privacy at this time of year???? As far as Phil helping the disabled coppers I know not one of them who gets any help from Phil, the FOP or anybody else. Those poor guys and gals go for years with no raises and some deal with medical bills the city doesn't pay because the FOP doesn't hold the city to the contract. Ever hear about any of them getting help??? It is nice to see we help our own but let's not bullshit anybody here for the number of disabled and dead not many really get the help. Hey but nice to see Phil got some publicity poor guy must need his ego stroked.

12/28/2008 05:41:00 AM

Does anyone remember those heartbreaking pictures of the officers from TRU handing out toys to the children fighting cancer at Shriners Hospital last year? Or giving toys to the kids who were forced to spend Christmas in a domestic violence shelter because of a violent parent? How about those heartgripping pictures of the TRU officers handing a sick child a gift at La Rabida Hospital on the south side? Remember those pictures???
NO!!! Because there were no pictures!!! Mo-Nique wanted to send a camera crew along so they could do a nice piece on TRU giving back to the community. The Lts wanted nothing to do with that and left hours before the cameras showed up at Pershing. The gifts were delivered with no fanfare and NO PHOTOS!!!
THATS WHY YOU DONT REMEMBER THAT. Then again it was tru-ly about the kids...not a publicity stunt

12/28/2008 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anything done for the children of officers who die of natural causes or off-duty accidents? Or just if they are killed in the line-of-duty? I am sure their pain and suffering is just as deep. Actually, their financial hardships are worse. No paid tuition, no 100 club, etc. They are still brothers/sisters in blue, aren't they?

12/28/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez enough! We all know some guys don't like the ex-sup. We all know a photo op will help drum up donations. The right thing is being done for our fellow brothers and sisters in blue and their families by the ex-sup and other people. Let's show some class for once.

12/28/2008 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who wrote and said Gold Star Ministries has been doing good deeds for years needs to get better info. Being a Gold Star myself the only thing they have done is the yearly Xmas Party - (mostly adults) and the Cruise in the summer. If your not a certain type of "Gold Star" you may even be turned away. Nothing that I know about has been done by this organization for the children.

Remember there are three organizations that refer to Gold Star:

CPD Memorial Foundation - They were responsible for Operation Santa

Gold Star Families - held an Xmas Party for the kids at Headquarters

Gold Star Ministries

12/28/2008 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anything done for the children of officers who die of natural causes or off-duty accidents? Or just if they are killed in the line-of-duty? I am sure their pain and suffering is just as deep. Actually, their financial hardships are worse. No paid tuition, no 100 club, etc. They are still brothers/sisters in blue, aren't they?

12/28/2008 07:19:00 PM
______________________________
I used to get a 'begging letter' (his words, not mine) from Fr. Nangle each year, with a promise that our own would not go forgotten at Christmas. He said, if you contacted him with info on a p.o's family in need, he would ensure they were taken care of through this fund. I know of one family who had a fire just before the holidays and another with huge medical bills who both got clothes and gifts and food one year.

I'm ashamed to admit, when the fundraising letters stopped coming, my checks stopped going. Could somebody post if it's still going on? I'll be glad to send enough to make someone's Christmas morning happier next year.

12/29/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the kids of rick francis? Joe Airhardt? Lee? etc etc this is exactly why NOT to give Im sure it ends up being a populrity contest and a whos who within the gold stars this department, sad to say, runs the same from its highest high to its lowest low I am all for helping these kids, and not at all am I saying they dont deserve it... But fat phil and the boys play favorites and pull the clout card even in death Hate to burst your bubbles but this is just another example of our who knows who department this place is a joke a fucking running joke why not spread the wealth anyways, you all know the truth and what Im saying god bless EVERYONE merry Christmas EVERYONE and happy New Year EVERYONE not just those with a phone call here's to hoping the new year is different



One Picture was Eric Lee's house.

12/29/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cause someone sent the pics to the blog doesn't mean that other po's families didn't get gifts at Christmas from memorial

12/29/2008 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think carefully about what you do for a living before dragging a wife and/or husband and kids into your life and potentially leaving someone behind to explain the complexities of life that this profession engulfs.

Stick to your training. Be smart and stay safe.

12/29/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember those heartbreaking pictures of the officers from TRU handing out toys to the children fighting cancer at Shriners Hospital last year? Or giving toys to the kids who were forced to spend Christmas in a domestic violence shelter because of a violent parent? How about those heartgripping pictures of the TRU officers handing a sick child a gift at La Rabida Hospital on the south side? Remember those pictures???
NO!!! Because there were no pictures!!! Mo-Nique wanted to send a camera crew along so they could do a nice piece on TRU giving back to the community. The Lts wanted nothing to do with that and left hours before the cameras showed up at Pershing. The gifts were delivered with no fanfare and NO PHOTOS!!!
THATS WHY YOU DONT REMEMBER THAT. Then again it was tru-ly about the kids...not a publicity stunt


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Thanks Eli. We miss you too

12/29/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chaplains Ministry...WITH YOUR GRACIOUS DONATIONS, once again put together around 50+ packages for our CPD members presently away for the holidays, serving our Country in places like Iraq, Afghanastan etc. There were no cameras there, by choice, but you WILL hear about it as Fr. Tom always makes a point of thanking the "Real Police" as that's how the letter is signed, from 'every' member of the CPD.
So let us not judge the individual, participants,motive, publicity or or lack thereof. Lets just be grateful for OUR blessings and the willingness of some of our members to help our own, plain and simple.
Happy, Healthy and a safe holiday and evderyday to all my brothers and sisters, 'on the job.'
O'V(r)

12/29/2008 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing the photos of P.O.s lined up in front of deceased officers home is enough to make me cry. I am very proud of our men/women in blue!
Signed,
A Sgt. honored to work with you

12/29/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not wanting to stir shit out of something that is supposed to be good....Operation Santa was supposed to be at a 022nd Dist PO's family by 2045Hrs that night....We never heard shit.. I understand bad weather and what not...we had coppers and cars standing by.....not a word to the w/c or cars about wtf was going on ....would have been nice to know what was going on.....we would have given the Knight Family a nice tribute......understand that it did not happen untill after 2200Hrs.....Thank You for what you did for did for the families CPD Memorial...but you just lost my payroll deduction for the typical "downtown" ineptnes that left the KNIGHT Family and the 022nd District out of the mix..I knew JCK as a friend and PO...my kids went to school with his. Enough Said....Stay Safe

12/29/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did the tru blue awards foundation contribute to this worthwile& very worthy cause?

12/27/2008 08:48:00 PM

WTF is the tru blue awards foundation??

12/29/2008 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember to keep the family,friends, and brother officers of Chicago Police Officer John Knight,Dist 22, EOW 9JAN99 in your prayers. Although it has been almost ten years John will never be forgotten!!!

12/30/2008 07:59:00 PM  

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