Thursday, June 30, 2011

Strouse Memorial

  • On Friday, July 1st a memorial service will be held for 012th District Police Officer Brian Strouse who was killed in the line of duty on June 30th, 2001.

    The service will be held at 6 p.m. at 18th Place and Loomis.

Very hard to believe that this has been ten years now.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

God Bless Brian............ EVERYONE that can come out, should!!! His loss haunts me to this day... He now sleeps with the angels.... Miss you so much!

6/30/2011 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC for keeping their memories alive

6/30/2011 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it is great that this officer and others are remembered. Whether or not we knew them personally they gave the ultimate sacrafice and should never be forgotten.

6/30/2011 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to believe it's been that long. RIP to all officers everywhere who've made the ultimate sacrifice.

6/30/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the way back from a vacation with my son when this murder happened.

I remember Mrs Strouse, Brian's mother and her guts of pure steel calling Daley out at her son's funeral for allowing her son to die without a contract.

Remember the "Mrs Strouse for Mayor" bumper stickers?

Best wishes to the Strouse family. Brian lives in our hearts too.

6/30/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and a continued pox upon the Daley family.

6/30/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i plan on attending reguardless, but does anyone know how long these services last? i only ask because its supposed to be oppresively hot friday and i just want to know if i should bother filling a cooler w ice/water

6/30/2011 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police Officer Brian T. Strouse, of the Monroe District, was gunned down while conducting a surveillance of gang activity near West 18th Place and South Loomis.

Officer Strouse was working as a plainclothes tactical officer. At approximately 2 a.m., he went into an alley and shots began to ring out. Wearing a bulletproof vest and a police badge on his utility belt, Strouse yelled out, "Police, drop your gun.” Five more shots continued until a fatal bullet struck Officer Strouse.

The other two officers ran toward the sound of the gunshots where they found Officer Strouse laying on the ground. He had been shot once in the chest and once in the head. The shot to the chest had been stopped by his vest. Officer Strouse was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds approximately seven hours later. 

On September 17, 2003, the gunman was convicted of first degree murder. On December 8, 2003, after three hours of deliberation, a Cook County jury found the 18-year-old shooter guilty in the killing of an undercover Chicago police officer in the Pilsen neighborhood, a verdict that will send the street gang member to prison for the rest of his life..

Officer Strouse was a 6-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. During his career, he received 61 commendations and a life-saving award. Officer Strouse is survived by his parents and three sisters, one of whom is a Chicago Police Officer.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/15723-police-officer-brian-timothy-strouse

6/30/2011 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic your favorite Commander of the 007th district was on the hot seat again @ the Comstat meeting....hopefully a spot in Patrol as a field lieutenant has his name on it!!!! Or maybe a jail cell!

6/30/2011 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Francis memorial sat morning 2am 19 dist.fyi

6/30/2011 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEMPER FI BROTHER

6/30/2011 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and his brothers-in-arms.
I wish I'd known his story- I wish every single citizen in the 12th did. It breaks my heart to hear only now about the loss of him those years ago- I've lived in the 12th for 10 years. I don't understand, why, after losing an officer in the line of duty, the local neighborhood doesn't have some type of permanent memorial- I am aware of the memorial for all CPD Officers lost in line of duty, but... I mean we have a new park here now---did they by any chance dedicate any part of it to him? Is there a street named for him, here, at the very least?

6/30/2011 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Brian and his family,i will be there this is IMPORTANT!!

6/30/2011 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unforunately I am ill & will not be able to attend, but I will be there in heart & spirit. Brian was a good man, came from a loving family. I worked with his sister Kathy in 015Dist. Please know that I have not forgot about any of you & hold you up in prayer always. Respectfully, Louise Cole mother of Densey Cole. Please keep Densey in your prayers everyone & those of you "who were his buds" give him a call. He misses all of you.

6/30/2011 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From those of us in Pilsen who grew up with this senseless violence. Thank you, although not the word to express our gratitude for your sacrifice for your protection and dedication. To the brave Marine and his brave family Strouse. Our deepest gratitudes.

6/30/2011 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never forget standing in line at the wake, choking out a "I'm so sorry" to Brian's mother and her telling me to be careful. That will always stick with me. This mother who has lost a precious child still having concerns for his brothers and sisters in blue.

God bless you, Strouse family. Brian is forever in our hearts.

7/01/2011 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

I had just moved to the suburbs to look for work after college when this happened. That was one of my "Welcome to Chicago" moments that kind of soured me on the city. I've since moved back downstate, where it seems that some of Chicago's problems are moving southward. Keep up the good fight, though. It might stop some of the trouble from spreading.

7/01/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC - Can you post this. His mom put it in the comments of Strouse Memorial...

Unforunately I am ill & will not be able to attend, but I will be there in heart & spirit. Brian was a good man, came from a loving family. I worked with his sister Kathy in 015Dist. Please know that I have not forgot about any of you & hold you up in prayer always. Respectfully, Louise Cole mother of Densey Cole. Please keep Densey in your prayers everyone & those of you "who were his buds" give him a call. He misses all of you.

7/01/2011 11:54:00 AM  

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