Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fundraiser

Short notice:
  • The Brotherhood for the Fallen is having a benefit for Officer Flisk Wednesday after the funeral. We will be at the FOP hall from 1800-2300. Officer Flisk leaves behind a wife and four children, we would like to raise whatever we can to help them in this time of need. Pizza and adult beverages will be served we just ask for donations at the door.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick of this shit. Is there somewhere I can send a check?

11/30/2010 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot:
Is it true that District Managers were laid off?


If the family is in immediate need can someone ask the credit union to set up an account that folks can send funds to.
I canot attend a fundraiser tomorrow but would certainly send $$ to a bank account.

11/30/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC5?
Friends, family and colleagues of fallen officer Michael Flisk will have a chance to pay their respects Tuesday.


Visitation for the 46-year-old evidence technician has been scheduled for Tuesday at Brady and Gill Funeral Home in Evergreen Park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel.


Flisk was killed on Friday in while working a crime scene in at 8034 S. Burnham Avenue along with Stephen Peters, a retired CHA officer.

Police arrested Timothy Herring, 19, and charged him with murder. Authorities also arrested 22-year-old Timothy Willis on obstruction of justice charges.

11/30/2010 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this fundraiser inappropriate at this time. I am all for having a fundraiser to honor the memory of a hero and to raise money for the family. But to have it on the day of the funeral we are honoring this hero is in bad taste. I have heard of this new organization and I am sure their intentions are well meaning. Let's Honor Michael Flisk and then go home and be with your own family. Hug your wife, kids, loved ones and pray for all the Flisks that they may find comfort in the memories of the loved one lost at the hands of a despicable human being who showed no regard for life. This scum who was on electric monitoring, on parole, and did not want to go back to prison, thus stealing the life of a HUMAN being who's life touched so many lives. Perhaps I have a suggestion for the Brothers of the Fallen ... Meet... and organize with the help of the FOP, and the rest of the Police Unions in the State of Illinois and let us all march on Springfield for the first session of the new year when all the States law makers meet and demand the following: NO PAROLE for violent offenders or at least mirror the Federal guidlines of 85% of your sentence before you are even eligible. Toughen the gang laws instead of repealing them ( John Cullerton). If we can march at least 100,000 strong to the state capital, and make them hear our voices, maybe they will finally listen. Pizza and Beer is NOT the answer. Action taken will get our voices heard.

11/30/2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we are unable to attend, is there a bank account set up for the family where we could send some $?

11/30/2010 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Can I help said...

Hello SCC, I would really like to contriibute something for this family and others. I do not have a lot of money at the moment but I have plenty of time and resources. I am not currently in law enforcement but I have several close friends and family on the job and also several on te F>D so this is all very heartbreaking to me and I would love to help in anyway I can. Are there any suggestions you can offer? I could spend hours googling but I figured you would have the best advice. Is the fundraiser open to the public? I would like to attend and bring some friends to show support. Is there anything I can bring? I apreciate any advice anyone can offer. I pray for you all everyday and hope that you continue to make it home to your families and anytime I'm having a bad day I think about what your day entails and my day is nowhere near yours.
P.S - Not that it matters but I have not seen it mentioned anywhere, how old were his children? I have organized several events in the past and I am more than happy to do it again, If there is anything I can do or if anyone has suggestions PLEASE feel free to contact me @ lovetohelp2@gmail.com

11/30/2010 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a place we can send money, or make an on-line donation?

11/30/2010 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever possessed them to set a fundraiser for the day of the funeral?

I'm all for a fundraiser (although the Hundred Club has already provided a check for interim expenses), but I think the timing is really insensitive.

11/30/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Working Man said...

It's times like these I'm proud to be a Chicago Police Officer. Having 25 yrs on and never having been a detective, I applaud you guys! I know you guys worked tirelessly missing family functions and maybe a child's activity, all for the sake of giving the Flisk family and us fellow Police Officers a little piece of mind. I work in a district in Area 2 and the detectives there get a bad rap occasionally, but you guys just showed what true professionals you are.

May GOD bless the Flisk family and ALL Police Officers!

BE SAFE and BACK EACH OTHER UP!

11/30/2010 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mayor Daley, FOP, and the rest of the city for rewarding your officers who daily put their lives on the line for you all for the amazing contract and raise you gave us.

Brothers and sisters, be safe. Go home to your families. May God watch over you all and please stay strong.

11/30/2010 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If drop a check off at the fundraiser, who can it made out to?

11/30/2010 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be aware of Infiltrators, Im sure the cop haters will attend just like they did at Mike Mette's benefit and others. Stay safe and be smart.

11/30/2010 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't make the fundraiser, but still wish to donate, please post a point of contact. Thank you.

11/30/2010 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 November 2010 and still not a peep from the Mayor's office on the murder of two police officers the week before. No press release, no public words of condolence. Nothing from daley.

What does that tell you?

11/30/2010 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

SCC,

Is there an address where I can send a check to help out since I'm not in the area?


Thanks much,

Kate

11/30/2010 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a place we can send money, or make an on-line donation?

The family was given a check for $50,000 from the Memorial Foundation on Monday. The 100 club was also there. Why are they having a fundraiser on the day that we are laying our brother to rest. Bad timing guys.

11/30/2010 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot:


I would be interested to know who voted which way on this legislation.


From the Chicago Tribune:

Illinois House approves police, fire pension reforms
November 30, 2010 5:44 PM | SPRINGFIELD -- House lawmakers tonight voted to reduce pension benefits for future police and fire fighters throughout the state in a major overhaul of underfunded retirement systems.

The measure, which went to the Senate on a 95-18 vote, would raise the retirement age for public safety employees to get full benefits from 50 to 55 and make a series of moves to rein in costs. On Sunday, the Tribune reported that suburban police and fire systems are a combined $5 billion short.

11/30/2010 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dig deep, brothers. What seems like a lot of $$ up front does not go far when you factor in college costs, etc.

Let this also serve as a reminder to those who still do not have any life insurance, esp. those with wife/kids.

Buy term, do it now!

11/30/2010 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I find this fundraiser inappropriate at this time. I am all for having a fundraiser to honor the memory of a hero and to raise money for the family. But to have it on the day of the funeral we are honoring this hero is in bad taste. I have heard of this new organization and I am sure their intentions are well meaning.

I understand what your saying but lets remember the cause and sometimes some people find it comforting to be around your own who will be the only ones who understand our feelings. So some will find it insensitive. Some will find it nice to run in a couple of old friends who you haven't seen in awhile maybe since the academy. Everyone grieves differently. I am looking at it as a way to show some assistance and respect to the family. Everyone grieves differently and if you find it offensive don't come. But I know some people who would like to say hello to friends and do something positive for the family.

11/30/2010 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this fundraiser inappropriate at this time. I am all for having a fundraiser to honor the memory of a hero and to raise money for the family. But to have it on the day of the funeral we are honoring this hero is in bad taste. I have heard of this new organization and I am sure their intentions are well meaning. Let's Honor Michael Flisk and then go home and be with your own family. Hug your wife, kids, loved ones and pray for all the Flisks that they may find comfort in the memories of the loved one lost at the hands of a despicable human being who showed no regard for life. This scum who was on electric monitoring, on parole, and did not want to go back to prison, thus stealing the life of a HUMAN being who's life touched so many lives. Perhaps I have a suggestion for the Brothers of the Fallen ... Meet... and organize with the help of the FOP, and the rest of the Police Unions in the State of Illinois and let us all march on Springfield for the first session of the new year when all the States law makers meet and demand the following: NO PAROLE for violent offenders or at least mirror the Federal guidlines of 85% of your sentence before you are even eligible. Toughen the gang laws instead of repealing them ( John Cullerton). If we can march at least 100,000 strong to the state capital, and make them hear our voices, maybe they will finally listen. Pizza and Beer is NOT the answer. Action taken will get our voices heard. ........



Blah blah blah listen. Nobody said you had to go and get tanked it's not that kind of benefit. It's a way to get some more help the family may need. Typical copper bitch and moan if someone tries to do something nice for someone yet too lazy to lift a finger. Bitter much? And if you need times like these to hug your family and be with them. Than I'm sorry.

11/30/2010 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc... Please create a thread letting everyone know that there is an account open at the Chicago Federal Patrolmans Credit Union... The account is in the name of Michael Flisk... Please post the address so people may send their donations to help support the family. This post is important due to the fact that there are many retired officers and family members living out of state who would like to help but are out of the loop with the info.. Please, lets get this info out there for them. Thanks.

11/30/2010 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 11/30/2010 10:02:00 AM yes you may find that maybe the timing is not right and yes maybe we should go to our family, but guess what, we are going to go to our family, the second one in our lives, and although you want us to grieve alone, why not go and be happy together, rejoice in the memory of our heroes, smile at the fact that there are hundreds if not thousands of brother in blue who do care for each other. and while you do have a right to express your choice in not going, those of us that will attend do so for the reason that we are holding hands with and not giving a hand to the family of our fallen officer, we are going to show them that there are more of us that care than those like you that would rather put a cloud over what otherwise would be a sunny day. the family has already suffered enough and that is true, but hopefully the donations, excluding yours i guess, will some how help the family of our brother pass these days without the extra worries that come with a tragic loss like this. SO IF YOU STILL DECIDE NOT TO GO, THAT'S YOUR PREROGATIVE, BUT I'M SURE THAT HUNDREDS IF NOT MORE WILL SHOW UP TO SUPPORT THIS FAMILY BECAUSE GUESS WHAT, ONE OF OUR BROTHERS WILL NOT BE THERE.

11/30/2010 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree totally. not a time for a beer/pizza fundraiser....let's send a check, mourn and pick a later date.

11/30/2010 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

We are short officers. That won't change anytime soon. Newark, NJ just announced they are laying off 14% of their department, due to budgetary issues. That's about 175 officers, in New Jersey's largest city, and one of America's most violent.

SO DON'T RIDE 10-99. WAIT FOR BACK-UP AND BE SAFE!

RIP Dave & Mike! Both of you guys will be missed. The job won't be the same without you two officers.

11/30/2010 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Sorry, but this needs its own thread.From the Sun Times;

In his last day on the job, Chicago’s longest-serving black alderman on Tuesday urged whoever wins the race for mayor to retain embattled Police Supt. Jody Weis.

“Morale is at rock-bottom because people don’t like it because he puts them out there, kicks them in the rear end and makes them do their job,” said Ald. Ed Smith (28th).

11/30/2010 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

on the other post about Peters, someone mentioned helping his family out as well

Id be happy to throw some money their way

11/30/2010 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fund has been opened thru the credit union under Mike's name. All you have to do is ask about it & donate thru the credit union

11/30/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT attended ET Flisk'swake today. Line a block long at 1600. Almost tripped when I saw J Fled in line towards end of block. Plain clothes. Asked a boss to verify that I saw this and was told "please don't kick him." just hysterical! Brass told they could stand in line with the rest of us or use side door. Was also told not one boss had used side door. Thanks for doing the right thing!










Just retired!

11/30/2010 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, hell, it's OK. There's often been a tradition of a "funeral meal" afterwards in many places. I'm sure no disrespect was intended -- nothing wrong with a warm, friendly place to go for those who wish to have some hot food and a nice cocktail and a little companionship after such a horrible week.

Time to ease up. Everybody be good to yourselves. Get some soft clothes on and go if you like, go and relax. Important to remember that "life goes on."

11/30/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at Fledquarters Monday morning and still no bunting up. Another J-Fled failure.
That's your house Jody.

A somber crowd at the wake today, but I was happy to see not one boss cut the line. One thing has improved.

11/30/2010 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there was an intent for it to be insensitive, think of it as an Irish wake, celebrate his life. In times like this, losing two of our brothers in a week, this sort of bonding is what some people need. This group is trying to bring us all together, it might just be what some need to deal with the tragedies. I for one can't attend, but appreciate their efforts.

11/30/2010 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous 013th District Copper said...

I totally understand the fundraiser and I plan on being there and donating to the family. Is there going to be a benefit for Ofc. Blake? I know he wasn't married and didn't have any kids but he must have some loved ones that would appreciate a fundraiser.

12/01/2010 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there was an intent for it to be insensitive, think of it as an Irish wake, celebrate his life. In times like this, losing two of our brothers in a week, this sort of bonding is what some people need. This group is trying to bring us all together, it might just be what some need to deal with the tragedies. I for one can't attend, but appreciate their efforts.

11/30/2010 11:42:00 PM

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I KNEW one person would have to say 'it's an Irish wake'. Yeah, great. (Did anyone consult the family? Just curious.) Funerals, especially line of death pomp and circumstance funerals, are exhausting for the families. But let's go have a party!

I am ALL FOR a fundraiser. But it should have been held in January, so the family could actually participate instead of walking around shellshocked and exhausted.

Great idea. Poor execution.

12/01/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong or insensitive about the date of this fundraiser.

We are burying a brother tomorrow. The fact that there is an event where we can come and have a pop and a slice with our own while benefiting the family on such short notice is great.

12/01/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do coppers have to bitch so much? I'm sure this was run past the family. This IS about them, I'll be there grab something to eat, have a drink and, most importantly, give what I can to make sure that mikes wife and kids have enough money to continue on in their lives. I'm sick that this argument even has to take place. Listen, some of you guys need to get a grip. I ignore most of the b.s. Whining that has seems to have gotten out of control on this job. If you can't make it I'm sure the family will understand, but please don't complain about this.

12/01/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see at least one alderman standing in line in the cold with the rest of us waiting to pay his respects. That was much appreciated. 2nd ward. Robert Fioretti.

12/01/2010 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut your damn pie hole and donate to the cause.

12/01/2010 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

013th District Copper said...
I totally understand the fundraiser and I plan on being there and donating to the family. Is there going to be a benefit for Ofc. Blake? I know he wasn't married and didn't have any kids but he must have some loved ones that would appreciate a fundraiser.

12/01/2010 12:34:00 AM

Since your so concerned, then why don't you step up and organize it.
They will come if you organize.

12/01/2010 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the time for this to be done. Give his family and his friends and family in blue a time to mourn. Give it a few weeks and then do it.

12/01/2010 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this fundraiser inappropriate at this time. I am all for having a fundraiser to honor the memory of a hero and to raise money for the family.
___________________________________

I agree, it's too soon. Let the family rest and have a more organized fund raiser later, and get more people involved. And then you can make a ton of money for the family. There are lots of resources out there that would be willing donate. I'm sure his family, friends, and neighbors would like to be involved with a benefit for Mike, but now they are just shut out. I'm also sure those that are organizing this fund raiser thought they were doing something good, but I don't think anyone with experiance with such events was consulted.

Be careful the media will be watching and drive safe. RIP Mike.

12/01/2010 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I read this right, this is a free event. No cost to anyone. But, if you wish to throw a few bucks to the family then you can. It's a place for us to get together and show solidarity, to give support to each other in this tough time. The event is for us, our "family". While we are there, why not help with the costs that will come in the future for Officer Flisk's family.

12/01/2010 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the poster from 11/30/2010 10:02:00 AM and did not say a fundraiser is "insensitive". Let me educate the few of you who do not understand. The Police Memorial Foundation has already presented the family with a check for $50,000.00. The 100 Club of Cook County presents the family with a check for $15,000.00 which will be followed up by another check of $35,000.00. Not to mention additional death benefits that will be paid by the State of Illinois. In the future the Memorial Foundation will pay for education of the the officers siblings, including college. If you want to donate, a fund has been set up at the credit union.

12/01/2010 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Is there a place we can send money, or make an on-line donation?

11/30/2010 10:36:00 AM



Michael Flisk Fund
acct# 49814

Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union
1407 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607


If you feel the need to verify this, 312-726-8814

12/01/2010 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully there will be a public fundraiser (like at 115 Bourbon Street or something similiar) at a later date for those of us who aren't Law Enforcement but wish to show our support for our men & women in Blue.

12/01/2010 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I thought why have a benefit on the day of the funeral, such a somber day; but attending the service today, it was all about celebrating the life of Michael Flisk. It was a beautiful service, and his daughter gave the most beautiful eulogy I've ever heard, which was done with dignity, grace and too much courage.

So as we grieve the loss of a wonderful human being, we can all celebrate his life as well.

And, kudos to the Flisk Family for not allowing J-Fled or Mayor Shortshanks their usual opportunity for grandstanding at the Funeral Mass

12/01/2010 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the credit union yesterday, made a donation while I was there, the credit union is set up to deposit the money directly into the Michael Flisk Fund. Simple, easy and if my little bit helps for the immediate future for the family, I'm proud to do it. May Officer Flisk R.I.P. and heartfelt prayers for his family and friends.

12/01/2010 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am the poster from 11/30/2010 10:02:00 AM and did not say a fundraiser is "insensitive". Let me educate the few of you who do not understand. The Police Memorial Foundation has already presented the family with a check for $50,000.00. The 100 Club of Cook County presents the family with a check for $15,000.00 which will be followed up by another check of $35,000.00. Not to mention additional death benefits that will be paid by the State of Illinois. In the future the Memorial Foundation will pay for education of the the officers siblings, including college. If you want to donate, a fund has been set up at the credit union.

12/01/2010 09:16:00 AM

OK, now you are being "insensitive"! I understand the familiy benefits are not private but please, shut the hell up! why are you talking about money that the family has/or will be receiving.
Fine don't go, or do go....I don't care, enough. You obviously have never lost anybody close to you.
In the end we will have this benefit and then another. Either go, send money or shut the hell up!!!!! Now go back to your mom's basement.

12/01/2010 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1835 hrs - 28 people at the party. Bad decision.

12/01/2010 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, now you are being "insensitive"! I understand the familiy benefits are not private but please, shut the hell up! why are you talking about money that the family has/or will be receiving.
Fine don't go, or do go....I don't care, enough. You obviously have never lost anybody close to you.
In the end we will have this benefit and then another. Either go, send money or shut the hell up!!!!! Now go back to your mom's basement.

12/01/2010 05:17:00 PM

Hey Moron he was just letting you know that the family needs time to grieve. It's not about the money. If you need a nite out to booze it up then go. You don't have a fundraiser on the day a hero get's buried. See the post 1835 ... 28 people .. looks like a lot of people feel the same way the poster does ... do it right .. wait a couple months and have a meaningful fundraiser to celebrate Mike Flisks Life. Maybe you should go back and ask YOUR mom about compassion and doing the right thing at the right time.

12/01/2010 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Michael Flisk Fund
acct# 49814

Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union
1407 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607


Thank you for providing the address.

R.I.P. Officer Flisk :(

You all please be safe out there.

12/01/2010 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC. Kane and Bolland from the Blackhawks showed up unanounced at the fundraiser. this is not the first time menbers of the Hawks came out to support us. standup guys....

12/01/2010 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to all who came to show support last night. We had a fantastic turn out ant it was very much appreciated. That being said I would like to clear up a little of this nonsense and typical cop bitching. The family was consulted prior to the arrangements. This was not ment to be the only fundraiser or to insult Mike's memory in any way. After a couple days of mourning this horriable loss, we felt it was appropriate to have a place for Officer Flisk's police family to honor his memory. If being a police officer you cant understand, then the honor and brotherhood behind this job are lost on you.

12/02/2010 11:16:00 PM  

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