Sunday, May 15, 2011

St. Jude March

By "Musical Memories in Motion"

St. Jude 2011 from Musical Memories In Motion on Vimeo.

Something to reflect on during the conclusion of Police Week in Washington DC.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome...stay safe. A wife (now retired)

5/15/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done!

5/15/2011 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video but why did they show the commander of 17 like 25 times?

5/15/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Well Done!

Revolver Police(Ret.2010)

5/15/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, SCC. MMIM did beautiful job documenting. Just wish more of the public shared in it. Hopefully, our Chicago Police Department, and what it stands for, so well documented here, will not be hidden from public view during St. Judes much longer. Hopefully, the venue will return to the forefront so that all Chicago citizens can take pride in and honor Chicago's finest and the cause they've stood by for so long. God bless the CPD!

5/15/2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This PO does great work in his side business (MMIM) doing weddings, parties, get togethers and does great still portraits.

I have used his services several times for a wedding and family pictures. A portrait taken by him of me and my wife hangs proudly in our house and we get complements on it all the time.

Good job on this year's video (as always) Greg!

5/15/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out-freakin'-standing presentation, Greg

5/15/2011 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done. Thank you for posting this.

5/15/2011 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

5/15/2011 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent video thanks for sharing.
Fiene Unit 477

5/15/2011 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. The Honor Guard placed 2nd in the D.C competition and received the chief judge award for the freestyle portion for the 2n year in the row. Congrats.

5/15/2011 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done!

5/15/2011 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always feel honored when I see outside agencies in large numbers attending our St. Jude March. These members of suburban departments, along with contingents from the Cook County Sheriff's Police and the Illinois State Police, come to honor our fallen AND THEIR FAMILIES every year.

My question is this: Why do we insult them by putting them at the very end of the parade, just in front of the horses? Can't we honor them in return by placing them up front? I believe that they deserve a better position in the parade than some of the pompous and arrogant exempt members. What do my fellow Department members think?

5/15/2011 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the 017th dist?? I couldn't tell but it looked like it may have been...

5/15/2011 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very long-but nicely done...unfortunately none of my favorite people work in 017- so would only reccommend it to those who work ther- or like someone who works there

5/15/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s the thing, I know that you may have had court every day this week, and also worked a tour extension three consecutive nights this week. But we only have 20 teams working on this winter night, and we need coverage. After all what would we say if someone was shot in the deployment zone if you went home 10 minutes early? And yes I know tomorrow is ST. Jude, but we must have coverage, and here’s the thing, I feel your pain but after reworking the use of the bathroom schedule, I barely got two hours of sleep. I have to be grateful that my kid’s baseball was cancelled, because we all know what a terrible interruption those kids’ activities can be, especially for someone who is stepping on everyone underneath them to become an exempt member of the Police Department.
Pauly Walnuts
153 Assistant Commander

5/15/2011 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous mmim.biz said...

Great video but why did they show the commander of 17 like 25 times?

5/15/2011 09:48:00 AM
Because that's the district I work in.
Musical Memories In Motion

5/15/2011 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous mmim.biz said...

Anonymous said...
very long-but nicely done...unfortunately none of my favorite people work in 017- so would only reccommend it to those who work ther- or like someone who works there

5/15/2011 02:15:00 PM
That was funny!

5/15/2011 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s the thing, I know that you may have had court every day this week, and also worked a tour extension three consecutive nights this week. But we only have 20 teams working on this winter night, and we need coverage.

Same thing with the vc boys in a certain area. Embarrassed the wonder boy when none of them showed up at the march. No handouts, no station assignments the crew too lazy to appear.

5/15/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always feel honored when I see outside agencies in large numbers attending our St. Jude March. These members of suburban departments, along with contingents from the Cook County Sheriff's Police and the Illinois State Police, come to honor our fallen AND THEIR FAMILIES every year.

My question is this: Why do we insult them by putting them at the very end of the parade, just in front of the horses? Can't we honor them in return by placing them up front? I believe that they deserve a better position in the parade than some of the pompous and arrogant exempt members. What do my fellow Department members think?

5/15/2011 01:59:00 PM

Brother that is a very nice idea. I would recommend that you bring this idea up to the St. Jude organization and tell them to implement it. It would be very well appreciated by the suburban ranks that join us every year.

5/15/2011 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

5/15/2011 12:32:00 PM

I agree with you 110%. But then we live in a politically correct era. Can you imagine a boss telling a p.o. "no, please don't take your kids with you during our march". Oh the whining and crying that would go on.

It's only a nice 10 to 15 minute march. Let's keep it professional.

5/15/2011 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids marching in parade, I have talked to several gold star families and they are ok with it. God forbid something happens those days marching are memories that will be there for a lifetime.

5/15/2011 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Six people are dead in an apartment fire in Aurora. R.I.P. and may the Good Lord comfort their families during this hour of tragedy.

5/15/2011 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Why does the City and/or park district insist on allowing other functions to be held at the Gold Star Park? I was down there today and noticed a post party for a run. The only functions should be police related. There is plenty of places around the lakefront to hold a post party besides Gold Star Park.

5/15/2011 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

HE DOES AMAZING WORK!!!! ONE OF OUR JEWELS IN CPD THAT IS UNDER APPRECIATED>.... Sorry for the Caps... But i had to say it.. When you see the rest of his work you just go WOW!!!

5/15/2011 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack hussien bin laden Obama skips National memorial to host a rapper who supports a convicted police killer and raps about killing cops. Where is the outrage!!!!?

5/15/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I/F you guy's still alive.
I too have a problem with kids and family marching in the ranks I also have a problem with that blue ribbon that is not part of our uniform. Old Retired Guy 38yrs

5/15/2011 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

5/15/2011 12:32:00 PM

I disagree Officer.I have kids, We have a Family Member on The Wall. I have many, many friends on the wall. You have your opinion,I have mine. I was proud to have my kids march with me. They un-assed themselves from the sack every St. Jude's while I was on the job to March.
Be Safe Sir.

Revolver Police(Ret.)-Former I/F GCS

5/15/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!


Everyone attending should not only "want" to wear their uniform, but SHOULD!!!!

5/15/2011 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

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Dear I/F,

I took your comment as very fucking disrespectful! Remember we are a POLICE FAMILY!

Best Regards,

017 Copper

P.S. Great job MMIM!!!

5/15/2011 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bulls riots are comming. Most of the city will be destroyed a month into Rahm's rule.

Over/under is 200 murders the night the Bulls win the title. At least 400 more murders during the three days after. Expect the National Guard will only then to clamp down. The real national question will be whether or not regular US Army troops will be called in to take over the city.

By that time, most of the ghetto will be burned to the ground. Over a million FEMA trailers will be brought into the city to house the survivors.

It will be without question the greatest riot in American history. Sell your house before June because no one will buy it after that. The city will have less than one million residents by 2013 and most of them will be in government trailers.

The city is finally coming to an end and it will be magnificent. Go Bulls!

5/15/2011 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD Honor Guard really did us proud. 2nd in the NATION, for the National Honor Guard Competition, and The Presidential Honor Guards Chief Judges award for the exhibition portion of their drill. I hope someone has a video, It would be great to see it posted here.... They really remembered our fallen

5/15/2011 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers kids r part of the police family. I have no problem with the kiddies along side us. My problem is with the ones laughing and cat calling while marching. Very disrespectful

5/15/2011 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

5/15/2011 12:32:00 PM


I would agree with you if the mob we participate in every year remotely resembled an actual military march. Until that happens (ya right) my little girl will be right there mobbing along with the rest of us. If an order ever came down that kids are not allowed, I would never "volunteer" my time again. I don't mean this as any type of disrespect to the goldstar family members, but "my" family will always come first, second, and last.

5/15/2011 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4, 7, 11, 16, 17, 19, 23 to get new commanders. some will just be shuffling some current commanders around, others are favors to be payed back. coming out this friday

5/15/2011 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot. Here's a shocker scc a certain m/1 Lt will be getting stripped tomorrow. His initials are R.E.

5/15/2011 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a problem with the people who have a problem. I see NOTHING wrong with kids marching with their parents,grandparents,aunts,uncles etc... St Jude is a family function to honor the officers killed in the line of duty and their families. I personally believe the kids should learn about St Jude and why we do what we do for our families and each other... The kids certainly enjoy being a part of the parade and they bring joy to the families of those killed in the line of duty... Stop thinking of shit to complain about and enjoy the day! RIP brothers in blue and all others please be safe! Sgt. Gogo

5/15/2011 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to St. Jude this year and it was a great turn out. I'm planning to attend again next year, but, this time, I'm marching with my son. I think all of us marching with our kids should line up in the back of our Unit so that we don't trip the other Officers marching in front or behind us or mess up the line. The other posters are right. Not only the St Jude parade is to remember our fallen colleagues, but, also to share it with our love ones.

5/16/2011 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about letting retired c.p.d. officers also march? probably would get enough to make it look like a whole district. i know a lot of retired guys who wish they could still be with their brothers and sisters on 1st sunday of may...and not as spectators

5/16/2011 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack hussien bin laden Obama skips National memorial to host a rapper who supports a convicted police killer and raps about killing cops. Where is the outrage!!!!?

5/15/2011 06:34:00 PM


We are used to it. He missed the other one because he had to host a sports team in the White House.

5/16/2011 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Greg! Photography is definitely your calling. Thanks for sharing your talent, cost, energy with the rest of us. Those pics you took will find cherished places. I come from a police family and love to look at old police pictures of Grandpa and Dad, past CPD events.

5/16/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video but why did they show the commander of 17 like 25 times?

5/15/2011 09:48:00 AM
Because that's the district I work in.
Musical Memories In Motion

5/15/2011 04:51:00 PM

Cool that explains it.

5/16/2011 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

5/15/2011 12:32:00 PM
then stay home!!

5/16/2011 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot. Here's a shocker scc a certain m/1 Lt will be getting stripped tomorrow. His initials are R.E.

5/15/2011 11:29:00 PM
you goof RE rahm emanuel is not getting stripped he is getting a coronation!

5/16/2011 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***I'm glad everyone turned out for St. Judes, However, I still have a problem with officer's kids and family "marching" in ranks with us. I Know, It may seem like a nice gesture, but in the last ten years it has crepped into the ranks where it is "allowed". Don't like it. And I do have kids.

I/F

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Dear I/F,

I took your comment as very fucking disrespectful! Remember we are a POLICE FAMILY!

Best Regards,

017 Copper

P.S. Great job MMIM!!!

5/15/2011 09:25:00 PM

Another example of the warmer, fuzzier Department.

I remember a SEA of blue uniforms, moving in step, walking up the street. It was IMPRESSIVE. Families/civilians walked along behind the uniformed mass.

It's not being disrespectful to want that impressive show of respect. I've worked in districts and units and most of my bosses said kids don't belong in the ranks. The ranks are the ranks.

A mixed-up mob of people, some in uniform, is not a parade. It's a casual get-together.

5/16/2011 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I/F you guy's still alive.
I too have a problem with kids and family marching in the ranks I also have a problem with that blue ribbon that is not part of our uniform. Old Retired Guy 38yrs

5/15/2011 07:25:00 PM

I agree with this guy. This is part of the problem reflecting our current society of which our department is such a part. It is a parade of police officers paying respect to their dead. Not everyone should march, just as not everyone can win a race or be an honor student. Shouldn't somebody watch? What are we, W.O.O.G.M.S.?

Our time has been called the "congratulatory society," in which no one has to respect limits anymore. If you can't see that the St. Jude march should have limits, then you have the same myopic world-view that fosters this society.

It is the same attitude that we see posted here or displayed at work that says that the only thing that matters is protecting yourself or your partner, and says nothing about doing the job for which you were hired. The attitude that says, this job isn't legit, so who cares about anything but my check: why then should I follow a uniform standard or even try to do my job correctly? Nothing matters.

You guys talk about watching Rome burn, this noble BS about the "centurions at the gate" stuff that you see in the posts about the coming Bulls riot, well, the embers are right here with us. It's called anarchy.

5/16/2011 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon: 6:34:am...
If your interested why BHO did not attend, the online edition of American Thinker carries an article by Betsy M. Gallher titled " Yesterday was Sunday, where was your Commander- In-Chief? "
Further, read the article by Jan LaRue, " Why I take BHO " Common " offense against Officers personally "
Explains his " burn a Bush " & tribute to
cop-killer Assanta. Nice lyrics, eh?
Nicer yet, who he named his kid after...nice role model.

5/16/2011 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great...we finally after about 7 years get a commander with a personality who is fun to work with/for in 017 and we will lose her. I can only imagine what we would get. Oh well...I knew it was to good to be true.

5/16/2011 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though I personally think it looks very casual when the kids are mixed in the ranks, I respect that my fellow officers want their children with them. It drives home the fact that those names on the wall were mothers and fathers that were ripped right out of the lives of their own children. I think that it sends a truer 'family' message, which is really what the day is about, right? We're remembering, with love and gratitude, our brothers and sisters that were taken from us by an otherwise thankless city. If this is what it has become, so be it. Yes, it's quite different from the downtown parades in years past, but that doesn't necessarily make it wrong. Just different. All that being said, I DO think, however, that if you're going to show up in uniform, you should adhere to the uniform standards. To only follow some or part of the rules really does look sloppy.
And to the guy that did the video- very nice work, Sir. Thanks for sharing.

5/16/2011 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guys who have a problem with "our Kids " marching with us. These kids have more respect than some police officers that don't bother show up to "our parade", to honor our fallen. Some of these kids are also survivors of losing a P.O. You're probably pissed becaude the boss made you come to the parade or do a legitimate inspection. Now go brood about something else more meaningful.

5/16/2011 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg G. from 017 is a good man and I appreciate all that he does for the troops. St. Baldrick's...St. Jude. Thanks Greg!

5/16/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the march has been moved out of the public eye, I have no problem with kids marching along side of us. The only people there are police related and I think the Gold Star Family members have no problem with it. Perhaps one of them can answered up. I think the most important thing is to be sharp and not look like a slob that just rolled out of bed. Shave, get a haircut and have your uniformed cleaned and pressed before you show up.

5/17/2011 08:21:00 AM  

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