Sunday, February 19, 2012

021 Final Photo

In what is becoming a nice tradition, anyone who served in some of the old buildings is being invited back for a photograph:
  • If you know of any 21st District alum's, please pass this on.

    Word I'm getting is that there will be a photo taken of the station and all present and former prairie dogs on 29 Feb. at 1300 hrs. Call the District to verify, particularly if bad weather is predicted. Please pass the word to any other lucky active and retired officers for whom you have contact information. Hope to see you there.

Good Luck.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Get too close to that station and you might catch cancer or bring home some giant cockroaches. The building should be condemned. Lately when you walk in the main entrance you get blasted by the smell of shit, yet there's no bums in the hallway. Must stink too bad even for them.

2/19/2012 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt work there but I think Ill just go get in the picture : D

2/19/2012 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the fighting 19 @ belmont & Western goin to Addison ?

2/19/2012 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019 03 MAR 2012

2/19/2012 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may need to draw a map for some of the old timers to find the place........ cause the citizens sure as Hell can't find that station. Working the desk there was like the Maytag repairman!

2/19/2012 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Jim Boylan said...

It was a quiet district when I was there 2000-2004 when I retired. Worked with some great people there. If you found it boring there are plenty of openings in 005, 006, 007 have fun - been there. I'll take 021. Wish I could attend the photo shoot but can't convince myself to leave 80 and sunny.

2/19/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have that same photographer take a picture of the parking lot in A/1 and the inside of the 002nd District. Then send it to McBlabber Mouth and ask him where are all these extra people supposed to park and how are all these extra people in 002 going to fit inside this shitty building?

2/19/2012 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure to take one with everyone giving a one finger salute and send it to tiny dancer and Mcstupid.

2/19/2012 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this....but I just spent the last 2 weeks working Cermak to 39th/State to Halsted...and I never saw a 021 district Beat Car in Chinatown...

I only ever saw a District car sitting on 23rd Place by the school.

And It's a Laugh that they had Foot Beats when you consider how Bronzeville is set up.

/revenue pea

2/19/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

29 and Prairie wasn't Hard to Find.


Its more that 90% of the denizens of that district don't talk to cops unless they are in the process of getting arrested themselves.

Or you attempt to ticket a Hyde Park Yuppie Radical that then threatens to Speed Dial Obama.

2/19/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone get in touch with former 021 P.O. Don Becton?

2/19/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats going on @ 019??

2/19/2012 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Get too close to that station and you might catch cancer or bring home some giant cockroaches. The building should be condemned. Lately when you walk in the main entrance you get blasted by the smell of shit, yet there's no bums in the hallway. Must stink too bad even for them.

2/19/2012 12:22:00 AM

I think it was your attitude that was stinking up the place !

2/19/2012 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After pictures we will be having drinks at Cork and Kerry at the park (the old jimbo's) on 33rd street. Hope to see u there. Signed bt 2111, 2133, 2123, 2168b, 2163c

2/19/2012 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to 021 as a rookie in '68 and returned as a sergeant in '78. Lots of good memories, lots of good cops. Sorry to see the station go down hill and then go away. But, it was really too small for todays policing and did not have any amenities for the working cops. The lockers were in the basement. I worked in Marquette ( station closed), Englewood ( station closed), Maxwell st ( station closed), Fillmore ( station closed) and now Prairie closing. Makes me feel old and nostelgic.

2/19/2012 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous John Doty said...

Hey, wait for me, I want in too! I'm sure no one would want that pic without ME in the middle of it.

2/19/2012 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Don't forget the fighting 19 @ belmont & Western goin to Addison?.....

They ain't going anytime soon pal!

Joe Curtin

2/19/2012 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll be nice to see Commander Elmer again. Easily the best boss I've had on this job. Hope you are enjoying retirement Sir!

2/19/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Get too close to that station and you might catch cancer or bring home some giant cockroaches. The building should be condemned. Lately when you walk in the main entrance you get blasted by the smell of shit, yet there's no bums in the hallway. Must stink too bad even for them.

2/19/2012 12:22:00 AM

I think it was your attitude that was stinking up the place !

2/19/2012 12:37:00 PM

That must be it! It wouldn't have anything to do with the backed up sewers, the broken/clogged toilets, the dead roaches and rodents, the flooded basement/locker room, and the mildewed/peeling walls. Idiot.

2/19/2012 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a quiet district when I was there 2000-2004 when I retired. Worked with some great people there. If you found it boring there are plenty of openings in 005, 006, 007 have fun - been there. I'll take 021. Wish I could attend the photo shoot but can't convince myself to leave 80 and sunny.

2/19/2012 08:51:00 AM

You must have been a white shirt. If you were pushing a beat car there in 2000 it was not quiet.

2/19/2012 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may need to draw a map for some of the old timers to find the place........ cause the citizens sure as Hell can't find that station. Working the desk there was like the Maytag repairman!

2/19/2012 02:54:00 AM

You just need to repair your bad attitude!

2/19/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have that same photographer take a picture of the parking lot in A/1 and the inside of the 002nd District. Then send it to McBlabber Mouth and ask him where are all these extra people supposed to park and how are all these extra people in 002 going to fit inside this shitty building?

2/19/2012 09:20:00 AM

He doesn't really care where you park or if you can fit in the building. He's drunk right now.

2/19/2012 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when you could get gas in 21? They made me pump gas on mids working lockup with Durkin. I miss Charlie Burger. The only guy I know who could do the NY times diagramless crossword puzzle.

2/19/2012 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I still wear my 21st district designator when I go to Ricobenes?

2/19/2012 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:44 pm--you still come off as a pessimistic bummer. And I,m not the original poster.

2/19/2012 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Back in the day while assigned as a dick in Area 1 (002, 021 and 003), the worst part of 021 was E. 43rd St. between Drexel Blvd. and Oakenwald. While all of 002 ("The Wall" was at 43rd and Langley, just west of Cottage) and 003 was jumping, we had considerable success in the "on view" hunt for felons around 43rd and Berkeley. The mutts would all but jump into the back seat of our Crown Vic. Fun times!

2/20/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked in 021 from 74-84..It was a nice place. Good people, both bosses and blue shirts. I remember Cmdr Michaels,Capt Sheehy, and a host of other good people...And the place didnt stink, or have roaches. (well, maybe 1 or 2). But those guys worked the wagon...lol

I hope to come in from NC for that pic. Maybe Ill see a lot of old friends!

2/20/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me feel old and nostelgic.

2/19/2012 02:45:00 PM

Knews phlash! Hury! Get 2 ur doktur! The nostelgic viruss cen cill u. The first cimptum is knot speling write!

2/20/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard TD 9.5 and McDRUNK are going to be there.

2/20/2012 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have been a white shirt. If you were pushing a beat car there in 2000 it was not quiet.

2/19/2012 04:47:00 PM

Wow. Quiet to you must be different to quiet to us. It was quiet in the early 80s, as far as projects go.

2/20/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Quiet to you must be different to quiet to us. It was quiet in the early 80s, as far as projects go.

2/20/2012 11:31:00 AM

So all the projects in 021 were quiet in the early 80's? Are you really saying that? If so, I think we need to define "quiet" so we're all on the same page.

2/20/2012 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great place to start a career in '72. O'Grady, Stokes, Corliss... IC crash. Dual radio zones.. Zone 5 with the Lummer. Good softball team, 50th on the Lake, the point, Beat 2101 and 2103. And the projects... Priceless

2/20/2012 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope to come in from NC for that pic. Maybe Ill see a lot of old friends!

2/20/2012 09:23:00 AM

JP?

2/20/2012 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great place to start a career in '72. O'Grady, Stokes, Corliss... IC crash. Dual radio zones.. Zone 5 with the Lummer. Good softball team, 50th on the Lake, the point, Beat 2101 and 2103. And the projects... Priceless

2/20/2012 05:54:00 PM

I certainly will second this. Jimmy Stokes, what a gentleman. Remember Capt. Deeley? Former chief of detectives? He would make you pull your pants legs up to make sure you were not wearing white socks !!

2/20/2012 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous retired guy said...

Knews phlash! Hury! Get 2 ur doktur! The nostelgic viruss cen cill u. The first cimptum is knot speling write!

2/20/2012 10:09:00 AM

Yes, here we have the jagoff spelling police. GFU. What an asshat.

2/20/2012 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt Stokes!! I remember him mentioning that movers were down, and at the end of the shift the basket was overflowing with citations guys wrote "For Capt Stokes"..I never knew 1 man to have a bad word about that guy!! Same with Allen Michaels, and as far as Im concerned,O'Grady as well..He was sometimes cantankerous, but would never hurt you. He personally went out of his way a couple times for me on some serious stuff!

2/21/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, here we have the jagoff spelling police. GFU. What an asshat.

2/20/2012 10:37:00 PM

Your reports must have been a hoot. And you passed a promotional exam? I doubt it, unless it was held in the alderman's office. Jagbag.

2/21/2012 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:
I worked in 021 from 74-84..It was a nice place...
I'm glad that you can look back on your career and old friends with fond memories. I'm glad that you care enough to consider coming in from out of town. I'm glad that you're enjoying your retirement and collecting a check from them! I hope to be just like you in a few short years. I don't care how you spell. Ignore the moron that pulled THAT out of your inspiring post. God bless ya!

2/21/2012 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:
I worked in 021 from 74-84..It was a nice place...
I'm glad that you can look back on your career and old friends with fond memories. I'm glad that you care enough to consider coming in from out of town. I'm glad that you're enjoying your retirement and collecting a check from them! I hope to be just like you in a few short years. I don't care how you spell. Ignore the moron that pulled THAT out of your inspiring post. God bless ya!

2/21/2012 04:10:00 PM

He's spelling-challenged and you must be reading-comprehension challenged.

Where in his post did he write he was coming from out of town? Take another look, but you will not find it. That was a different poster. Moron.

2/22/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any detective area of the city that you didn't work, Northside?

2/22/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your reports must have been a hoot. And you passed a promotional exam? I doubt it, unless it was held in the alderman's office. Jagbag.

2/21/2012 09:41:00 AM
Yes, I passed more then one promotional exam and am now enjoying the pension. How about you? LOL. By the way, who cares how I got promoted ?

2/22/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous retired buy said...

Your reports must have been a hoot. And you passed a promotional exam? I doubt it, unless it was held in the alderman's office. Jagbag.

2/21/2012 09:41:00 AM


I hope the comentator is not the police. What a bad attitude!!

2/22/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

9:05 AM

I spent most of my career in the Detective Division and have been assigned to five of the six areas including the old Areas 3 (Brighton Park), 4 (Maxwell St.), 5 (Shakespeare) and 6 (3801 N. Damen).
I've made arrests in all twenty-five districts (including 004, 005, 006 and 022) but I was never actually assigned to Area 2.

It was a great Chicago geography lesson from Juneway Terrace all the way out to 138th St. Maybe I should come out of retirement as a taxi driver.

On second thought, never mind.

2/22/2012 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, who cares how I got promoted ?

2/22/2012 09:49:00 AM

It's pretty obvious you didn't study Chapter 38 too hard to get that white shirt. There is no statute of limitations on official misconduct. Care to confess and tell all about your phony promotions? Zap! There goes your pension and you'll be relocating to a new residence. You can be the governor's roomie, but hurry. I hear whomever gets there last has to be the catcher, however, the mask is optional.

2/22/2012 09:09:00 PM  

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