Thursday, May 20, 2010

Off-Duty CPD Wounded (UPDATE - RIP Officer)

  • An off-duty Chicago Police officer was shot late Wednesday during an apparent armed robbery, police said. Two other people were reportedly wounded.

    The off-duty officer was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the 8400 block of South King Drive, police said. The shooting appears to be an armed robbery.

    Chicago Police requested State Police assistance in locating the maroon Nissan Maxima involved in the shooting. The car was last seen heading northbound on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94), Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Anthony Hoop said.

    He said three people were wounded in the shooting.

Prayers and well-wishes only.

UPDATE: Officer Thomas Wortham IV, recently returned from a second tour in Iraq serving his country, assigned to the 007th District (Englewood) and just home from honoring Law Enforcement deceased in Washington DC, was murdered when three offenders attempted to take his motorcycle. Wortham's father, a retired police sergeant, killed one assailant and wounded a second. The third is being sought at this time. RIP Thomas Wortham IV.

Tribune and Sun Times coverage here.

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Blogger ISP Sgt said...

My prayers for our brother...

We'll follow every lead-

5/20/2010 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers and best wishes are with you. Get well.

5/20/2010 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any report on his condition?

5/20/2010 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed officer

5/20/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous 1ST W PCO2 said...

PRAYERS GOING UP FOR THE INJURED PO!!!!!

5/20/2010 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear the off duty P.O. is DOA at christ hospital. Any truth to that? God I hope it's not true.

5/20/2010 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger sc911 said...

Thoughts and prayers for the PO and his family.

5/20/2010 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is unreal.

An off-duty, Chicago Police Department Officer gets shot-in-the-head by THREE (3) punks attempting to rob the same off-duty CPD Officer while he was sitting on his motorcycle getting ready to leave his family's home?

Let's keep this officer and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Saint Michael The Archangel defend us in battle and protect the CPD as well as the critically-injured officer.

And someone get The Real Police on the line to get these scumbags!

5/20/2010 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Chicago Police Officer gunned down in a robbery attempt. What the hell is going on in this city? News is he died at Christ Hospital.....RIP Officer

5/20/2010 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed
RIP

5/20/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he died at christ.. my condolences to the family and to the coppers in 007 who worked with him.

5/20/2010 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Prayers to Family and Friends of this Great Soldier and P.O!!

5/20/2010 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from concerned citizen:

Unbelievably tragic. Prayers for injured officer and his courageous family.

Godspeed to his father who at least was able to provide some form of justice for his son.

CPD officers, please check internet to see if your home addresses might appear there.

In current war zone, is last advantage you want to provide to your enemies.

To every Officer of Chicago Police Department, please stay safe. There are far more of us on your side than you know.

5/20/2010 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pray for the officer and the officer's family.

5/20/2010 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers to your family brother. You will be greatly missed. You are a true hero

5/20/2010 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in tears....how can this happen.

After 2 tours in Iraq proudly serving our country then coming back to Chicago where he proudly served our city and citizens to be gunned down like this, I just can't wrap my mind around it.

Thank you for your service. I will keep you in my heart and prayers...always!

With a very heavy heart....

a CPD Wife

5/20/2010 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the officer find eternal peace, and his counterparts eternal flames........

5/20/2010 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, he passed away. It was confirmed on the radio earlier this morning. I just got home and they also have it on the web already. GOD SPEED. R.I.P.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/chicago-police-officer-shot-during-possible-robbery.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChicagoBreakingNews+%28Chicago+Breaking+News%29

5/20/2010 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer you fought the good fight

5/20/2010 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous 1885C 5th Watch said...

R.I.P. My young brother in blue!

5/20/2010 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous BD said...

The senselessness of this crime is hard to swallow. This veteran of two tours in Iraq and three years of service with CPD is killed over a motorcycle. He survived combat but is killed because some shithead wanted his bike. Killed in front of his father's house and in front of his father. His father is a retired Sgt. of CPD. The whole situation sucks.

Jody, we have to take the kid gloves off and take care of these thug, hood rat, violent driven, drains on society. This Officer was killed for a fucking motorcycle! Does this make sense to you? Give us the green light, the support, the backing and fuck politics, fuck IPRA, fuck Daley and fuck these low life shitbags! I'm so fucking pissed my head hurts.

My heart felt condolence to the family. I cannot begin to imagine your pain, loss and suffering. The crime scene was horrible and your loss irreplaceable. We as a family need to end the pussy-footin' around and strike fear into these cowardly thugs. I am frustrated and angry.

To all who responded, thank you. You showed incredible professionalism and compassion for a downed Officer. We are all we have and we need to take care of each other.

May God take you in His arms and embrace your soul. Eternal Rest Brother.

5/20/2010 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He served our country well, I believe three tours. Another Br. Rice student. R.I.P. Tom Wortham. You are gone, but will never be forgotten!

5/20/2010 04:26:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Hanne said...

RIP Officer and Veteran.

5/20/2010 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip

5/20/2010 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed you to heaven, sir. The other men and women in blue will have another guardian angel. Rest in Peace.

5/20/2010 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU OFFICER.
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
GOD BLESS THE CPD.

5/20/2010 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer died. RIP brother.

A retired Sergeant is father, prayers to you sir on the tragic loss of your beloved son.

5/20/2010 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Office. Godspeed.

5/20/2010 05:54:00 AM  
Blogger cpdwoman said...

RIP Officer

5/20/2010 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune reporting PO Wortham from 007 has died.

5/20/2010 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer has passed. Best wishes to his family.

5/20/2010 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Sad News said...

SCC - A tragic update, the Officer died.

He had just got home from the war in Iraq - let us all pray for him and his family, and our family in blue.



Godspeed Office, godspeed.

5/20/2010 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too sad. Prayers to family and 007 Rangers.

5/20/2010 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a great man. I was in the academy with him. He'd give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. God bless him and his family in this tragic moment in their lives.

5/20/2010 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. TW, God Speed Brother.

5/20/2010 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

RIP Officer I hear you were a terrific guy

5/20/2010 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE OUR DEAR BROTHER TOM

P.O. Thomas Wortham IV. 007th District

An highly admired and respected Englewood Ranger and a product of Brother Rice High School, survived 2 tours in Iraq and he's murdered in the line of duty by 3 savages.

While it won't bring Tom back, thank God that 2 of the 3 robbers were shot, one dead. Now Tommy is with God, our Mother Mary and St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of police officers.

5/20/2010 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father GOD, please give his family strength and guidance as they try to understand this unjust and insane way inwhich their child was taken from them!! GOD REST HIS SOUL AS HE COMES HOME!!

amen

5/20/2010 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless P.O. Wortham and his family.

5/20/2010 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they killed him. over a motorcycle. they wanted it he had it they did not care about his life. God bless his family.

5/20/2010 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer. God bless you and your family.

5/20/2010 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear on the news he was killed.

5/20/2010 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"said the officer worked two tours of duty in Iraq. He did not think the officer lived at the house, but visited frequently because it was where his parents -- to whom he was "very close" -- live."
FROM THE SCUM-TIMES .......

GOD BLESS YOUR CO-WORKER.... TWO TOURS IN A HOSTILE COUNTRY ONLY TO BE GUNNED DOWN IN FRONT OF HIS PARENTS HOME !!!!!!!!

Not-a-cop

5/20/2010 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless him and his family. RIP OFFICER!! Another Brother Rice graduate lost. P.O. Valadez, P.O. Wortham, Army spc. Stanker, and Homewood firefighter Kevin Carey all graduates of Rice killed serving their country or city in the last 2 years

5/20/2010 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read that this officer passed away and it truly saddened and angered me. It is a shame that a good young man lost his life. That is all I have to say. I am near speechless.

5/20/2010 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May You Rest In Peace Brother.

5/20/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer.

5/20/2010 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP.

5/20/2010 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous FTO Bob 025 said...

R.I.P. my brother for you are in a much better place now!

5/20/2010 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip officer.

How sad to survive. 2 tours a war torn country only to be felled by a violence torn city.

Hope the offenders suffer greatly.

5/20/2010 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prayers and thoughts to the family, concerned burb cop

5/20/2010 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP bro...

5/20/2010 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Office 2 tours in Iraq and the animals kill him here! The kid was only 30 years old GODSPPED OFFICE AND PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY!!

5/20/2010 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed my Brother. I worked with Sgt.Tom Wortham in 005 when he was a P.O., What a outstanding, standup copper! I never met his son but if he was anything like his father, this department lost a outstanding Police Officer.My condolences to the Wortham family. Sincerely, Greg Insley formerly of the 005th district.

5/20/2010 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous From the Breaking News said...

First, RIP officer.

May your family and your family in Blue find comfort in these difficult times.



Now, to all of you who think the National Guard will help out - STOP.

They cannot and will not help.


The city got handcuffed police department it wanted about ten years or so ago — when the mayor decided to let poverty pimps (fake Ministers and Reverends) have a say into police matters.

This effect has culminated in the violence you see today — the thugs know that there is no time for their crime - so they just go at it.

Look at the REAL problem - don't just spout off about the national Guard coming in Chicago. And, to do what? Stand on the corners with guns? The CPD did that in Englewood and the thugs STILL shot at them.

Nope, the problem lies right before you — but will you be honest enough to open your eyes, see it, and then deal with it?

Doubt it - it is easier to just be given handouts by these "community activists" and store front preachers.


An absolute shame - ABSOLUTE SHAME, this young Officer served this city and this country, and his father did the same. Now his father is left to burry his son — it SHOULD NOT BE like this.


Open your eyes people.... The emperor has no clothes on.

5/20/2010 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service to our City and our Country.

5/20/2010 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just reported on the morning local news that the off duty died. Only had 3 years on the job. So sorry to hear that he had to die because of a p.o.s. trying to rob him. REST IN PEACE FELLOW BROTHER IN BLUE. My condolences to your family.May God rest your soul.

5/20/2010 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one keeps bringing me to tears.

What a senseless, unnecessary tragedy.

Thoughts and prayers to the family -- both biological and fraternal -- of Officer Tom Wortham IV.

5/20/2010 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer. Never got to work with you.

5/20/2010 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFFICER> REST IN PEACE

5/20/2010 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest easy brother......

Cicero PD

5/20/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's hard to comment when you read a story like this--- the anguish being felt by his family and friends must be unbearable--- another hero who served two tours of duty in combat under arms in hostile territory gets killed at home where it is supposed to be safe--- RIP officer........

5/20/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger joshie said...

What a shame! RIP Officer Wortham. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and fellow officers.

5/20/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Brother!

5/20/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every Police Officer's nightmare, having to engage with gun fire their child's assailant(s).

Hunt the other two down and hope they resist.

5/20/2010 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a good guy, a good officer. My prayers go out to his family.

Wonder if the city will pay the offenders family...Be safe out there!

Retired from 007 and glad of it!

5/20/2010 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Officer and prayers to the family, 007 Dist and all CPD from the UIC Police Dept.

5/20/2010 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was all I could do not to cry when I heard the news-another young man working in Englewood. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to his brothers and sisters in 007.

5/20/2010 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked as a P.O. for the father many years ago. What a great man.
R.I.P. Officer and may GOD bless you and your family and hold them in the palm of his hand.
Thank You for serving our country and our city...

5/20/2010 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another senseless killing of a Chicago Police Officer-RIP Tom, and Yes his father a retired CPD Sergeant shot and killed one, they have declared a war on Chicago Police Officers -the assailant should be hunted down and killed like a dog he is. Take back our streets at all costs. God Bless You and Your family Russ...
Sgt. R Forgue

5/20/2010 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Officer; may you find eternal rest, and your family comfort in your memory

5/20/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasnt his father, Tom also a school officer or school car guy as a po in Area 4 youth or in the Youth division?

5/20/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP OFFICER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO CPD AND OUR COUNTRY...PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS IN 007 DIST.

5/20/2010 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Brother. you will never be forgotten

5/20/2010 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

Anonymous said...
God Bless him and his family. RIP OFFICER!! Another Brother Rice graduate lost. P.O. Valadez, P.O. Wortham, Army spc. Stanker, and Homewood firefighter Kevin Carey all graduates of Rice killed serving their country or city in the last 2 years

5/20/2010 07:29:00 AM

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I know it's been a while, but please lets not forget P.O. John Knight, killed in the line of duty in 022 on 09 Jan 99. John was also a Brother Rice graduate.
May GOD bless them all and their families.

5/20/2010 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord watch over and protect your family, the same way you so bravely protected us, in Iraq and here at home. RIP brother.

5/20/2010 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you and your family, Tom.

I heard this story on Newsradio 78, and get this, they followed up the story this morning with a piece about 2 coppers killing someone's dog (4 legged) during a domestic, with a statement from the family on how the dog was non-violent. I called the editor's desk and told them that they should be ashamed of themselves. What were they trying to do, achieve balance? A war veteran, loving son, and public servant gets gunned down, his father has to intervene and bear a terrible burden, 2 offenders wanted, and they run a story about 2 coppers shooting a dog. The woman on the phone said she would relay my concerns to the news director. Unbelievable. The sons and daughters of this city deserve better.

5/20/2010 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP and God Bless his family

5/20/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senseless and Very Tragic. CPD officers my heart goes out to you all and especially to the family of Thomas Wortham. Please know there are more regular citizens who support you than those that do not! To Mayor Daley, please support "our troops" THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPT! And not the wastes of sperm, bilking the everyday citizen of his/ her security and tax dollars!

5/20/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Pat said...

God Bless you. Rest in Peace. and THANK YOU for your service in the Military and with CPD.

5/20/2010 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thought of worthless POS thugs taking the life of a true Hero is sickening. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wortham family, and the 7th district. Sorry to see you guys go through this again.

RIP Officer.

-7th District Wife

5/20/2010 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Tom Paine said...

St. Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, thrust into hell, satan and all evil spirits who prowl through the world for the ruin of souls.

I pray justice is done to those who did this to you and to us.

And I pray that justice falls upon those who created and enabled the environment that allowed this kind of savagery to prevail on our streets.

Fellow officers, be always vigilant, off duty and on duty, for we are under attack from all sides.

RIP P.O. Wortham. Many are thinking of your father and your family during this time.

5/20/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my fellow officer.

May your family remain in our prayers all the days of their lives.

My heart just breaks.

5/20/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother, we are ALL proud of you.

5/20/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the P.O. informed the scum his was placing them under arrest, that would make this a in the line of duty death. Isn't that right Jody?!

RIP brother.

5/20/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou officer for all you've done for us...you and yours are in our prayers.

5/20/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Office

5/20/2010 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times like this persuade an officer to reflect on his duty; what it means, and who you are in relation to it. I feed my spirit daily, in an effort to assure that I remain a soldier in my Lord's righteous fight. I pray for my brethern, that he/she may be strong as well. I pray that we realize our full purpose, and that we understand that we too are soldiers in a war. A war between good and evil, righteous and immoral, Godly, and wicked. Take solace in knowing that you are the chosen children of our Father, and that you have been given the charge to protect and build his kingdom. I read the following today, and pray that it brings some peace to those who are morning our brother's death.

P.O. Clay, 3rd Watch, 007

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- May 20, 2010: Be obedient to My Word, for it will be your place of safety and protection in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. You can do nothing about this generation, but you can do plenty to be people of the Spirit and truth. Maintain your integrity even when surrounded by darkness and trouble. You are people of light and not darkness, so walk in the light, says the Lord. Walk in the Spirit!

Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

5/20/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to say a prayer for the P.O. and his family. May God Bless them during this struggling crisis. A lot of times people don't appreciate the job that these men do, they constantly put their life on the line for us to have our so called freedom. God Bless You Officer!

5/20/2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Teechur said...

When I was at Brother Rice in the late 60's, I remember a teacher telling us that the world was a battlefield between good and evil, and that we would have to decide which side we were going to fight on. I am proud of my three warriors - my son in the CPD & my two sons serving in Afghanistan, and I am proud of brave warriors like Thomas Wortham IV.

"Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once."

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. - General George S. Patton Jr.

5/20/2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Tom... I still can't believe it.... 007

5/20/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP FROM THE CFD.

5/20/2010 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May GOD BLESS the Wortham family in their time of grief..

5/20/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for his needless death.

I'm not sorry that his dad killed one of the assailants. I only wish that had been the only death.

5/20/2010 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

My sincerest sympathies and prayers go out to Officer Thomas Wortham IV's family and friends, and his family at the CPD.

May he R.I.P. :(

5/20/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A true hero...God Bless Tom and his family during this tragic time. Be safe out there everyone, on and off duty.

5/20/2010 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Brother

-OEF veteran

5/20/2010 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it time to take the kid gloves off yet?

RIP P/O Wortham

5/20/2010 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the his family, and to the officers in 007, that is two tragedies in one year.

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

5/20/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city better honor this man with full line of duty death honors. If they dont, my brothers and sisters in blue, we should treat it as such. I didn't know him or his father, but from the little that I have read, this man and his family DESERVE to have all of us support one of our fallen. RIP brother, my prayers for you and your family.

5/20/2010 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in the academy with him. Just a great guy. I forgot my gym shoes one day for PE class and he had a spare pair he snuck to me so I wouldn't get into trouble. Thanks again for that buddy. Very mild mannered and always thinking of others.... He will be missed

5/20/2010 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just reported on the morning local news that the off duty died. Only had 3 years on the job. So sorry to hear that he had to die because of a p.o.s. trying to rob him. REST IN PEACE FELLOW BROTHER IN BLUE. My condolences to your family.May God rest your soul.

5/20/2010 08:45:00 AM
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I wrote this with what I had just heard on the news and no further details.

I now learned from watching the news at 11:30 wgn news that it was over his motorcycle ? WTF !!! His father who is a retired Sgt. came out to help his son and was able to KILL one assailant and wound the other scumbag, and the saddest part is that Officer Wortham SERVED OUR COUNTRY - 3 TOURS AND RETURNS HOME SAFELY TO THIS !!!.
I'm so sorry for your loss Sgt Wortham sir. Godspeed to you sir . Words can not bring back your son, our brother, but know, and I know you do, because you're one of us, always were and always will be, that he will not be forgotten for what he's done for our country 1st and foremost and our city. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.....

5/20/2010 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this officer and his family that had to witness this horror.

There are cop killers out there. Put your anger toward this department and the cowards who run it aside.

Find the killers and bring justice to them.

5/20/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that rat bastard Daley is trying to politicize this tragedy by asking SCOTUS to uphold the gun ban. He says a gun ban would have prevented this tragedy.

A gun ban wouldn't have stopped this, only throwing people in and keep them in jail would.

The other officer is correct, find the other two offenders and hope they resist capture.

5/20/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer. You will be missed by all.

5/20/2010 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Cook Co. Sheriffs Police (Retired) said...

Officer Wortham,

Thank you for your service to the city of Chicago and to our country. May God Bless you and your family/friends.

You are a true hero...

5/20/2010 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP

5/20/2010 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that's we are safer in the middle east then in Chicago? My condolences to the family. Rest peacefully my brother. Rest peacefully...

5/20/2010 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a complete disgrace and tragic loss of human life, especially the life of a young man who had given so much of himself already. Can you imagine all the good he would have continued to do, if he had been able to live a full lifetime? Not only has his family and friends been robbed of a good man and citizen in this crime, but an entire city and nation was also robbed of his good heart and dedicated service. Shame on the worthless low-lives who committed this crime. Shame! Who raises these punks to behave like this anyway? I want your motorcycle so I'm going to kill you for it? Jail is too good for people with that kind of mentality.

5/20/2010 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R I P Thomas I was in DC and met Thomas on the Capitol Lawn didn't know him til last saturday. This man was truly a class act. God speed brother.

5/20/2010 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAKE THE GLOVES OFF NOW. IF THIS DON'T CHANGE THINGS I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL. TRAGIC. MY PRAYERS TO THE OFFICERS FAMILY.

5/20/2010 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service to our country and city Officer Wortham. Once again, a dedicated Chicago Police Officer taken from us way too early.

Know there are citizens in this city who appreciate what you guys and girls do to keep the peaceful residents safe.

My prayers to Officer Wortham and his family.

-A Chicago citizen and police supporter

5/20/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Wortham. May God greet you as you enter Heaven.

5/20/2010 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Office...


Served his Country and his City. Tragic.

5/20/2010 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with officer Wortham and his entire family (especially his father). Also, my thanks to each and every officer who continues to serve and protect our communities. Please be safe!

A sad but grateful A.S.A.

5/20/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sickening. Rest in peace, and may God help your family through this terrible time...

5/20/2010 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to Officer Wortham's family and to his brothers and sisters at the Chicago Police Department. This man was a true hero who served not only our city but our country as well.
Godspeed Officer Wortham.

5/20/2010 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMMANDR DANIEL L ALVARADO
NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONS DIVISION

P.P.O THOMAS E WORTHAM IV STAR #6181
ASSIGNED TO THE 007 TH DISTRICT WAS SHOT AND KILL
IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON 20 MAY 2010 ALTHOUGH
THOMAS WORTHAM HAS BEEN WITH THE CHICAGO
POLICE DEPARTMENT SINCE JUNE 4 2007 HIS
PROBATIONARY PERIOD WAS EXTENDED DUE TO
SERVING HIS COUNTRY ON TWO SEPERATE TOURS
OVERSEAS
What’s the PPO stuff mean extended? Benefits??

5/20/2010 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless officer and his family. I am sure that Jessie and the other "reverends" are crushed and getting ready to deal with these problems, yea right.
Be safe out there to all you police officers and thanks for all you do.

5/20/2010 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very tragic & senseless too. Thank you for serving our country & city. My condolences & prayers go out to the family. R.I.P. & God Speed. We lost a good one.
TL Chicago

5/20/2010 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Prayers go out to the Wortham Family.

"Vaya con Dios" my brother.

You're now one of Gods' soldiers protecting the heavens.

5/20/2010 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know the young officer, but I knew his father. Tom Wortham Sr. is fantastic person and was one helluva copper. My heart breaks for Tom. People I've talked to about the officer say he was a great young man, very well liked, outgoing, and funny. My thought and prayers are with the Wortham family.

5/20/2010 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire city of Chicago should weep for this fallen hero; two tours of duty in Iraq and a Chicago Police Officer dedicated to eradicating violence from his neighborhood. I am sad I never got a chance to meet this man.

RIP, Officer.
God Bless the CPD.

-not a cop.

5/20/2010 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger sc911 said...

RIP Officer. Thank you for your service to the communities in Chicago and to the Unites States. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

5/20/2010 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous thank you everyone said...

thanks to all the officers from outside districts and units and also the suburbs who help close off streets for the ambulance from the scene to the hospital. Especially thank you to the state police who unfortunatly one of the troopers was involved in an accident at 95/pulaski attempting to help us out with traffic it shows your guys dedication and teamwork to help a fellow officer in need. my condolences to the family and to his co workers.

5/20/2010 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless his family. 2 tours in Iraq and he survived. How sad and DISGUSTING that he comes home to this crap city and dies the way he did.

5/20/2010 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This breaks my heart. RIP Officer, thank you for your service to our country and our city. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

5/20/2010 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP

My prayers to his family.

5/20/2010 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother.

5/20/2010 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP...This one was a different kick in the gut. TW gave so much already and had so much to give. God bless his family and the CPD. Awesome short of support for the family at the worst possible time of their lives. The escort to the ME was almost 100 squad cars with just about every intersection blocked from Christ Hosp. Thanks to suburban Depts for their show of support. Great job by the Zone 6 dispatchers. Be safe.

5/20/2010 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And once again another wonderful man is taken from us too soon by these worthless thugs who place no value on human life. My heartfelt condolences to the family. One small piece of good news in this tragedy is that the retired CPD father was able to send one of the thugs directly to hell.

Retired ISP

5/20/2010 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Wortham Family... God Bless You and the rest of your family and friends at this difficult time. My families heart and prayers are with you. May you find strength in each others arms and that of your extended family in blue.

Area One Detective

5/20/2010 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks and I hurt inside. Prayers and condolences and God Bless the officer and all of CPD. So young and full of life and he gave so much here and over seas as well. He served the city and his country. To the Wortham family be very proud. God Bless.

11th Dist Husband.

5/20/2010 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many people that the world would not miss and this stand up guy gets killed. It just isn't right.

5/20/2010 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The third piece of shit repeat offender in custody. This dirtbag should have been locked up and had the key thrown away years ago. Thank a judge or ASA for their wheeling and dealing that these pieces of shit were loose on the street to do this. How many times does one have to be arrested in this city and county before our courts will do something to protect the community that they prey upon? God bless the officer, his family, and his fellow officers.

5/20/2010 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless that Good Man.
I only wished that his father
was able to KILL ALL OF THEM.

Is this MADNESS ever gonna end?

I am SICK of seeing the politicians
creeping ALL OVER THE FAMILY.

Hey Alder-creatures....go to hell.

5/20/2010 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody, we have to take the kid gloves off and take care of these thug, hood rat, violent driven, drains on society. This Officer was killed for a fucking motorcycle! Does this make sense to you? Give us the green light, the support, the backing and fuck politics, fuck IPRA, fuck Daley and fuck these low life shitbags! I'm so fucking pissed my head hurts.

Sorry man but they are not listening. After they get done "fake crying" over TOM at his funeral, they will get on with the business of fucking over as many working coppers as they can. Don't let your emotions get away with you, the war is still on with J-Fled. After we catch these two at large animals then stand down or be served up to the corrupt police board for your efforts.

5/20/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. This is a sad day for everyone and a wake up call to our leadership. There have been more CPD deaths under our current adm. Then any other the supt has requested a policy group officers that look at data n stats can they not see that what they are doing is not working. If he truly cares about all the CPD members he would send ALL full duty PO's to the street. Revamp a new strategy and go out there in full force.

5/20/2010 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it be known that CPD officers are appreciated by the citizens more than they may realize. My heartfelt condolences to the Wortham family and especially to the Sgt. (Dad) who just lived through the worst day of his life.
I would like to hear from the parents of the vermin that took this young officer's life. I would also like to determine the mentality of the killers who thought it was ok to take another's property by force. Out of four at least two should have been able to reject this fatefull and fatal decision. I'm praying to God the the two at large can taste hell soon. Prison is too good for em.
PS: My condolences also to the Englewood district officers. My son attends Lindblom Math @ Science,is wheelchair bound and cannot defend himself. He is dependent upon those around him.

5/20/2010 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Catch22 said...

God Bless You, Officer Wortham

5/20/2010 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Porter gave one of these guys 18 months probation last year for aggravated UUW!
Same with Lampkin and the Valadez murder.

This City and County FAIL!!!!

5/20/2010 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks! Thank you for serving our country and serving our city. You are a well respected man and will be truly missed.

Thank you for the on duty officers (chgo & isp) for doing everything you could last night.

5/20/2010 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Outspoken Detective said...

RIP Brother. My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family and your family in 007. This is just a shock. 2 tours in Iraq and you are killed here. Sgt. Wortham my heart bleeds for you. To see your son killed senselessly. No parent should ever have to go through that. Especially when your son was so dedicated to stopping violence here and abroad.

5/20/2010 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world turned upside down last night.

Dad heard something, put his coffee cup down and went outside, and was suddenly looking death in the face. He took a firm stance and aimed carefully with both hands, took half a breath and let it out, and s-q-u-e-ezed. Again! Again! Again! Dazzled by the flashes, his ears ringing...

Watch out for the old guys.

Dad put an end to the situation.

No one could possibly stand taller.

No one could possibly have done more.

No one could possibly have wanted this less.

No one could possibly be more hurt.

Prayers and best wishes to all.

5/20/2010 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to CFD as well for doing all that you could.

5/20/2010 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my brother. The gates of heaven are open wide. Enjoy your peace for the rest of eternity. My family will pray for your family.

As for the storefront wannabe reverands. Put your people on notice. Nothing goods comes out this. They need home training!

5/20/2010 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God be pleased with your soul P.O. Thomas Wortham IV, condolences to the Wortham Family, Thank God for Sgt. Wortham....it brings me to tears and sorrow to imagine a proud father watch his son die in the street in front of the home he was raised....Daley/Weis you gotta take of the handcuffs and idle threats....the police have to be the REAL POLICE again, before there is total anarchy....we need a REAL LEADER who truly understands...this is sad, very sad

5/20/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This City has gone to complete and utter shit. Everything is upside down. The criminals own the streets and the Mayor allows it all to happen in exchange for votes. The only satisfaction in all of this, is that his father shot and killed that useless motherfucker. If it was my son, I'd have done the same.

God Bless this family for now and always.

---not a cop

5/20/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Wortham. Thank you for serving our country as well as the citizens of Chicago. My fellow officers in blue take care of yourselves and your families and be safe on and off duty. God bless the Wortham family in this time of grief. Officer Wortham should get full honors he deserves it, according to our code we are po's 24-7 365 days a year on or off duty. Rangers I'm sorry you have to go through another loss in less than a year take care of each other. A former ranger

5/20/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one offender DOA, one wounded and in custody, third still at large. Three worthless hunks of fertilizer.

One of Chicago's Truly finest gunned down.

Rest in peace Officer.

5/20/2010 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you see God's light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.

RIP Tom, you were a true friend.

5/20/2010 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the family of PO Thomas Wortham IV. The City of Chicago and this nation have lost one of it's finest. God bless you sir and please keep all the other officers in your prayers.

5/20/2010 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace and Prayers

5/20/2010 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Deacon Paul said...

Once again there is a new star in Heaven to shine down on the world. As painful as this murder is, try to find some bit of peace in the fact that in the end, God wins. Evil loses. Take care of each other.

5/20/2010 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace, Unit 189

5/20/2010 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad day for officers.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/20/arkansas.2.police.killed/index.html?hpt=T2

5/20/2010 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

May GOD bless our brother, Ofc. Thomas Wortham IV

May he send his healing Holy Spirit to strengthen and comfort the family in this time of sorrow.

Special prayers for his Dad... No Father should ever have to witness something so horrible... It is some small justice that he was able to send one offender to Hell by his hand for harming his son.

When will it all stop?

5/20/2010 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this P.O. and his family. may he be resting by Gods side in the kingdom of heaven protected from all harm and evil. may hi family remember him in their hearts and the love and happiness they shared together, and may God give them the strength to carry on.

5/20/2010 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are for Officer Thomas Wortham IV, and for his family. My wife and I attended the Washington Memorial Service and met Officer W ortham on the Metro train. We had never met this officer before but, while talking to him during the train ride and the walk to the hotel we were both impressed by the way he presented himself. He was a true gentleman.

5/20/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer. Thank you for your service to your country.

5/20/2010 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew young Wortham, but I knew his Dad, who was a very nice guy, religious, a good man. Sir, know that your son, if he was anything like you, is in a much better place....I grieve your loss.
It's all so senseless, that this violence would come about over a vehicle. So sad, a decent young man that would face so much danger on the other side of a world gone mad, only to return home and meet such an unjust end in a so-called "civilized" society.
Again, Sir, my condolences to you and your family.

5/20/2010 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scene at the ME's office was very moving this morning. Forty squad cars with blue lights met the CFD ambulance and escort on Harrison/Leavitt. After the CFD ambulance reached the office, about 100 to 125 officers came to attention and saluted the officer as six officers carried him toward the ME's Office. At the door a chaplain said a prayer for the officer. Attention was called again and a final salute was given as the officer was carried into the ME's Office. Besides commands and the prayer, all that was heard was the wind, the birds in the trees, and the cirping of dying radio batteries. God bless the officer and the CPD.

5/20/2010 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ofc. Wortham thank you for your service to your country and city. May God bless you. R.I.P.

5/20/2010 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger Ann T. said...

Dear SCC,
I wish to extend my condolences to the family of Thomas Wortham IV. Also to his brethren in the CPD.

I also wish to express my gratitude to this family, for raising such a fine son. He contributed greatly to the good in our nation by service in Chicago and abroad. The entire country is the poorer thereby.

Very truly yours,
Ann T. Hathaway

5/20/2010 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
is it time to take the kid gloves off yet?

RIP P/O Wortham

5/20/2010 11:34:00 AM

I wish, but the city and savage lawyers will burn us if we do. Unfortunately we are just an employee number to the city. Incidents like this sicken us, but not politicians. They will just use it to push their anti-gun rally. They are the true sick ones.
RIP OFFICER!!!

5/20/2010 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers.

5/20/2010 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Officer Wortham. My prayers are with you, your family, and with your brothers and sisters in blue.

ISP 1-I-88

5/20/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, brother.

Thoughts and prayers to the family.

It was tragic for his parents to witness this.

5/20/2010 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers go to p.o.'s family. But, even though we Did'nt know you personally, obviously, You were & always will be "the real police". RIP brother Wortham.

5/20/2010 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

Undoubtedly, Officer Wortham was attempting to take these offenders into custody when he was shot. I believe that automatically makes this a line of duty death. RIP Brother!

5/20/2010 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed Edmund pray for P.O. Wortham another Crusader is coming home. -A Viking.

5/20/2010 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer! I am praying hard for his family and his fellow officers.

-Another civilian who values the police

5/20/2010 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG how sad for this officer who fought for our country and served our city and his poor father who witnessed such a repulsive criminal act. I pray for this brave man who ran out and helped his son. RIP my brother.

5/20/2010 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Officer
God Bless your family and God bless your brothers and sisters in blue.

CPD supporter and grateful citizen

5/20/2010 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is this city going to take our side and let us start cleaning this mess up without any consequences? How many more brothers and sisters in blue? How many more DECENT families will get that late night call? Rest in peace brother. They will get theirs!

5/20/2010 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news, got word the last offender was caught in 012 during a traffic stop. My prayers are with the family, hopefully this helps to bring closure to an awful loss.

5/20/2010 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a POS our Mayor is! Did anyone catch this moron on Fox news. saying if handguns were banned, this would not have happened! Duh asshat, there is a gun ban in Shitcago and it still happened. This POS Mayor will even use the death of one of our Brothers to help advance his agenda.

Keep in mind that King Richey was also against permitting Retired Officers (like Sgt. Worthham) from carrying, and fought it til the end. Thank God Sgt Wortham was and was able to respond. Had he not been armed, it would have been a bigger tragedy, if that is possible, had he not been armed.

Sgt. Worhtam my heart goes out to you sir, as YOU also are a Hero. God Bless you and your family!

RIP P.O. Wothham!

Burn in Hell MAyor Daley!

5/20/2010 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they having something in 007 tomorrow for him. I am Traffic Control Aide in the loop and i was just wondering Very sad I went to Brother Rice to

5/20/2010 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you and your familiy! A fellow CPD officer.

5/20/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless and Rest in Peace!!!

Prayers to the family!

5/20/2010 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom died being the Shield and Sword to the people of our Great Nation and CIty. My heart is heavy in thoughts of your family and friends. I worked with you in the Academy and wish I got to know you better.

Blue Star Brother

5/20/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other two shitheads caught today. One in 012 one in 011.

5/20/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This displays the real character of a CPD Officer.

Two tours in Iraq serving his country and a dedicated Chicago Police Officer serving his city. Gunned done like a dog, by the filth that is only held at bay, by the likes of men and women like Officer Wortham. What a terrible end to such a giving individual.

Rest in Peace Brother!

5/20/2010 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice a pattern here?


Almost all of the PO's that have been murdered recently were not only exceptional cops but military veterans.

They were double volunteers who did not take the easy road or shirk the call of duty.

They did not run in fear but fought the good fight like true warriors.

God Speed!

5/20/2010 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed Tom.

When will the citizens of this city unleash the police and rid this city of the clear and present danger of thugs and gang bangers? How angry or scared do you need to get? If this happens to a man like Tom, no one is safe.

Ask yourself these question.

5/20/2010 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine a more heinous or horrible and traumatic incident.

Whoever knows Sgt Wortham-Ret. please provide the necessary support and let him know that the entire CPD stands with him and is praying for him and his family.

5/20/2010 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all to familiar of a feeling...We love you Wortham #6181....completely unfair to have to do this again,you were an inspiration to many and a true hero...007 Ranger with a heavy heart

5/20/2010 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt N 7 said...

1st Alex then Thomas, just really tired of this: Certainly Rest in Peace, Keep doing the job Rangers.

5/20/2010 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt heart goes out to my fellow brother and blue and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

UNIT 177

5/20/2010 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this. RIP Officer. Prayers for the officer and for his family - both his immediate family and his brothers and sisters in blue. Stay safe this summer.

5/20/2010 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P
I did not have the opportunity to know you but I've red that you were and outstanding Soldier Officer and a peace keeper therefore, I salute you and say thanks for serving your community and our country.
I'll keep your family in the CPD in my prayers

014 beat facilitator

5/20/2010 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We lost a rising star, He will be missed by all who had contact with him. My prayers to the family, you are not alone.

5/20/2010 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my Brother. God Bless the Wortham family & I'm so very sorry for what you are going thru. My heart just hurts so bad. Godspeed!!!

5/20/2010 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Where can I send a card and letter to his family, please? Thank you very much and be safe. Love you all

5/20/2010 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO ALL THOSE WHO WORKED THE SCENE, CONVOYED THE AMBULANCE, AND STOOD WATCH AT THE MORGUE. TO THOSE WHO GUARD THE FAMILY OF OUR FALLEN AND WORK THE CASE DILIGENTLY: You remind me of the professional and personal bond that we all share, the bearing, the attitudes, the courage, strength, skill, and professionalism displayed at these times, which come too often. You restore a certain underlying sense of pride that we so rarely get to experience anymore. I do wish that it isn't for these things, but to every single one of you, for your dedication and composure, I commend you and continually pray for you all. BE SAFE!

GRAND CROSSING GUNSLINGER

5/20/2010 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From your brothers at the Forest View Police Department, RIP Brother! Please watch over us from heaven!

5/20/2010 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.


FELLOW OFFICER/BROTHER RICE GRAD.

5/20/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP.

Killed by these dogs in front of his father.....

Breaks my heart.

GNC

5/20/2010 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the appropriate spot to send a donation in Office Wortham's name? I'm so angry and sad.

Citizen who feels indebted to the men and women of the CPD.

5/20/2010 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip brother. You have done your time in hell. Now work the beat in heaven.

5/20/2010 11:51:00 PM  

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