Another Citizen Says Thanks
- Greetings SCC,
This email is a little late, but better late than never when expressing gratitude. I was trying to find a way to thank the officers from the 13th District who responded so quickly to the shootings on the 800 block of Francisco this week.
The other night, I was reading in bed when I heard several gunshots right outside my window. I called 911 for shots fired and then went to put on my shoes to make sure a neighbor was not bleeding out in the street. By the time I got my shoes on and made it to the front porch, a squad was already driving down the block. It turned out that three people had been shot.
I was really relieved to see that the response time was under a minute!
Now before some respondents say that I should move, or I live in a ghetto etc... Let me just say that I am a lowly city employee who has to live within the Chicago city limits, and this was the most convenient neighborhood we could afford at the time. There are lots of good people in the neighborhood and if it had not been for the severe economic downturn, it would have been a great investment. I'm not sure why I feel the need to defend my home, but some people have a way of blaming innocent people for their misfortunes, so I wanted to clarify right off the bat that I live on that block due to economic reasons. I'm not someone who would move in to complain about the crime and the lifelong residents.
So as a fellow City hostage employee, I really do appreciate everything our officers are doing. We can't all afford to live in Lincoln Park or the Gold Coast. It's nice to see that regular folks can get top-notch service too. Thanks for your fast and professional response. Several neighbors on the block commented on how fast you responded, so I thought I should share it with you, since you probably get more complaints than praise.
Stay safe, and good luck with that contract...
Two letters in as many weeks? We're hoping this is a trend.
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