Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We Can Fix That

A little bond-o, some paint, you'll barely see the scratches:

  • Three people were hospitalized including two Chicago Police officers after their wagon collided with a civilian vehicle Tuesday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    The officers were inside the police wagon when it crashed into another vehicle at 9:50 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Halsted Street,said [...] a police spokesman citing preliminary information.

    No prisoners were in the wagon, which flipped and was left lying on its side....
Not to be picky, but judging by the picture, the other vehicle crashed into the wagon and rolled it.

Officers are hospitalized, but should be okay.

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67 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Beat 1971 turning a corner at Campbell and Belmont to get someone to court and the rear box just came off and rolled across the street, prisoner inside. They saved money on maintenance.

3/21/2012 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Buddy Lee Nutz said...

Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

3/21/2012 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That'll buff right out.

3/21/2012 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As big as that thing is, it had to be a powerful impact or the workmanship was shoddy. Thank God the officers are still with us. Get well soon. The city dodged a bullet (no pun intended), if there were "occupants" in the back the lawsuits would already be filed.

3/21/2012 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it to 050......AMC will get it to run. It'll fit right in.

3/21/2012 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: But when you see pictures like this and news headlines of an officer being shot, it makes you wonder what the brass is thinking about manpower and the huge shortage. A previous post sais that 019 has three tac secretaries. Can anyone verify this and basically lets put the commander of 019 on the carpet. We need officers on the street and not inside anymore. It has gotten to a point where manpower is critical and for this to be happening its a seious issue. Where is the unit F.O.P. rep in 019? They should have two reps since the districts combined!

3/21/2012 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duct tape, ummm hmmmm gots ta be duct tape.

3/21/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont laugh... I wouldnt doubt it that they would use bondo and duct tape.. Those wagons are pieces of crap. Made of plywood...

3/21/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

Jeeze....that vehicle seems to have disintegrated just ahead of the P in "POLICE" and the occupants survived? I want those officers to pick me some lottery numbers!

3/21/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like 019's Mobile Locker Van. The one that's rented out every night at the new station.

3/21/2012 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dads a tv repairman, he has this monster set of tools, I can fix it.
Spicoli

3/21/2012 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Russ Valleyfield back?

3/21/2012 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf did they hit? a 747.... wow glad they didnt get seriously hurt! someone was watching over them.

3/21/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like parking lot damage.

3/21/2012 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanna bet the jagoff has no insurance.

3/21/2012 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who had the right of way? Was there a stop sign or red light involved? Surprised these poor cops survived this crash. Hope they are ok.

3/21/2012 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Lord. Going to be holding my breath entire spring and summer. Prayers it's true Officers weren't hurt too badly and they heal quickly! Also sorry to know how shocked, frightened their families will be seeing this very scary photo. God bless CPD. Be safe!

3/21/2012 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Now that Bea is gone I hear that Brian Murphy wis handling her job for now.
And why didn't we all have a party for her.lol

3/21/2012 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch!

3/21/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

harley stinker would have that vehicle back on the street after a few minor repairs !!!

3/21/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(from Fast Times at Ridgemont High): "Dude, no worries, my dad's got a wicked set of tools".

3/21/2012 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Old Sixth District!!!!

--Southside Blue Shirt

3/21/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the box looks pretty good!HOPE THE WAGON MEN ARE OK!

3/21/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squdrol definitely unit 2.

3/21/2012 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing is thats how they are going to fix it

3/21/2012 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did we get a purple tape?????

Is this the march of dimes edition?????

3/21/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happened to me along time ago. knocked the carrier off the wagon. get well soon guys.

3/21/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear officers are ok. It's going to be a long summer. we got nothing!

3/21/2012 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is going to leave a bruise! In 008 today I opened my door and the police in 008 were chasing some shitbirds,all over 811's beat by 52nd and merrimac,turns out the 3 scumbags have been actively threatening the residents,and burglarizing their homes,all 3 were caught! great job 008! Thanks for working and protecting the taxpayers on the home front!

3/21/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bondo is too expensive. a few rolls of duct tape should handle it.

3/21/2012 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the great movie "Planes, trains and automobiles" with John Candy and Steve Martin when John Candy wrecks a car and looks at it and says, "Oh yeah...no problem...they'll be able to buff that right out...you won't even notice".

3/21/2012 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...judging by the picture, the other vehicle crashed into the wagon and rolled it."

Yup, just saw all angles on TV news. T-boned a great big white box. Must have been going like hell.

"8000 block of South Halsted Street."

What can you say...

3/21/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the injured officers

3/21/2012 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The review board will rule it was preventable.

3/21/2012 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Julio said...

You can buff that out.

3/21/2012 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, those things are built really well, huh?

3/21/2012 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Kid. It'll buff out!

3/21/2012 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, (not really) WGN Ch.9 reported on this incident early Friday and indicated that there was Two(2) prisoners in the wagon and the P.O.'s were both in critical condition.

3/21/2012 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wagons don't flip by themselves. What really happened?

How fast was the vehicle that hit the wagon going, anyway?

Hope everybody's okay.

3/21/2012 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing a roll of duct tape couldn't take care of. And a little bondo.

3/21/2012 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago there were midnight body shops that could've pieced that baby back together by check off!

3/21/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: But when you see pictures like this and news headlines of an officer being shot, it makes you wonder what the brass is thinking about manpower and the huge shortage. A previous post sais that 019 has three tac secretaries. Can anyone verify this and basically lets put the commander of 019 on the carpet. We need officers on the street and not inside anymore. It has gotten to a point where manpower is critical and for this to be happening its a seious issue. Where is the unit F.O.P. rep in 019? They should have two reps since the districts combined!

3/21/2012 07:37:00 AM

Ah, puh-leez. Manpower shortages don't matter to the supe.

McWhatever just brought another connected female down to HQ from a/3. Maybe it just wasn't supposed to be NOTICED, amidst all the chaos of the merge?

The last time she was assigned to HQ, she described her job as 'party planner'. (Not paraphrasing. She said her job was party planner.) She'll surely be helpful down there in this time of belt-tightening and shared sacrifice.

Garry, if you really mean all that propaganda you spew to the media about being so shorthanded and pushing every sworn member out of HQ and out on the street, prove it. Send this person back to the area.

Or, maybe the media can call your bluff publicly.

3/21/2012 06:43:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

Who had the right of way? Was there a stop sign or red light involved? Surprised these poor cops survived this crash. Hope they are ok.

3/21/2012 09:33:00 AM

Are you serious? That is an Emergency Response Vehicle. IT has the Right of Way at all times.

And I agree with SCC...it was struck by the other vehicle.

This department needs to get Dodge Sprinters or Ford Transits instead of those monstrosities.

3/21/2012 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking lot damage

3/21/2012 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easter Edition crime scene tape - gotta rep the pastels

3/21/2012 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: But when you see pictures like this and news headlines of an officer being shot, it makes you wonder what the brass is thinking about manpower and the huge shortage. A previous post sais that 019 has three tac secretaries. Can anyone verify this and basically lets put the commander of 019 on the carpet. We need officers on the street and not inside anymore. It has gotten to a point where manpower is critical and for this to be happening its a seious issue. Where is the unit F.O.P. rep in 019? They should have two reps since the districts combined

019 has 3 tact secretaries, all the officers and civs from both 023 and 019 in the office which totals 16 all the caps officers from both districts also. With the merge they killed 3 beats and on 20 mar 1st watch had 3 cars down due to a manpower shortage thats a total of 6 beats down. I'm glad I dont live there. Both districts were short before the move and still short. There was zero gain here from all this shit.

3/21/2012 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: But when you see pictures like this and news headlines of an officer being shot, it makes you wonder what the brass is thinking about manpower and the huge shortage. A previous post sais that 019 has three tac secretaries. Can anyone verify this and basically lets put the commander of 019 on the carpet. We need officers on the street and not inside anymore. It has gotten to a point where manpower is critical and for this to be happening its a seious issue. Where is the unit F.O.P. rep in 019? They should have two reps since the districts combined!

3/21/2012 07:37:00 AM


I know of two tact secretaries and two sets of front office people in 019. None of those positions are in the contract, no matter how many unit reps a unit has. Now what would the unit rep do if he/she needs to ask a favor for a PO of the commander after they fucked with his staff?

Usual MOA is leave his protected people alone and expect a favor once in a while when a PO has issues that require another watch, assignment etc.

It is up to the area Deputy Chief to make sure a commander is not keeping people off the street unnecessarily.

Not to worry, there are gobs of PO's now in the new and improved 019. I get the feeling some will go out on long patrol to places West and South.

3/21/2012 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago there were midnight body shops that could've pieced that baby back together by check off!

3/21/2012 05:20:00 PM

There's still one or two.

3/21/2012 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blue lights reflecting off the red tape= purple looking tape

3/21/2012 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Party for Bea. She was tired of the fellow exempts calling her an idiot and incompetant every day. Weis started that. So she just left quietly.

3/21/2012 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"019 has 3 tact secretaries, all the officers and civs from both 023 and 019 in the office which totals 16 all the caps officers from both districts also. With the merge they killed 3 beats and on 20 mar 1st watch had 3 cars down due to a manpower shortage "

These are all future whiteshirts. Look @ the current crop of exempts all inside house cats who began their careers as somebodys secretary.They scratch their heads & wonder why the CPD is so F'd up?

3/21/2012 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little bondo, a little paint will make it look like what it ain't!

3/21/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could fix that baby in no time! I work on RACE cars~!

3/22/2012 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All three tact sec's in 019 are a joke.They come in do their secretary work and steal a paycheck. If you know them, its probably better they stay inside.LOL

3/22/2012 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So those are not pinatas... Break one open and no confetti and candy inside. Who knew?

Hope the cops are okay and heal up proper.

Hammer out the dents and hit it with some spray paint. Good as new. The mayor himself said he'd be honored to take some time off from being heckled and do the repair job personally. Assuming there is no "You must be THIS tall to repair this vehicle" sign present...

3/22/2012 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019- How can a watch be short if you just had a merger of two districts, doubling the manpower. The computer states 400 people now assigned to 019. How can there be "scratched" cars due to manpower?

3/22/2012 03:19:00 AM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

It'll buff right out...

3/22/2012 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All three tact sec's in 019 are a joke.They come in do their secretary work and steal a paycheck. If you know them, its probably better they stay inside.LOL

3/22/2012 03:08:00 AM


Hey, 019 Community Policing still has the male relative (M.K.) of former Alderman Ted Matlak installing car seats for yuppies and stuffing stuffed animals or whatever it is that he does. Another $100,000 a year in salary and benefits being stolen.

So when McCarthy says he is putting more officers on the street he is talking about you, not those related to former aldermen or those with a phone call.

The Polish woman who assists the assistant Tact Secretary came to old 019 with Commander Kenney and went straight in to the tact office to do God knows what.

Empty out the office slugs to only what is needed and you get another 8 or so officers to supposedly work the streets. However they are no damn good so they would likely go find a corner to hide in if forced out of their do nothing office jobs.

And no one does anything about it. Just let you or me come in with no parkers, movers or contact cards and we get a talking to goddamit,

3/22/2012 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous dogass copper said...

Tact secretary should be a light duty position,or a position to have an old timer ride out his career. These young POs should be ashamed for collecting a check without going on the street.

3/22/2012 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good news is, the new wagons they are getting are better built, but we will have these old crates around for years to come.

3/22/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deputy Chief is responsible for all the hidden gun toting office police , how many extra inside police does the deputy chief have ??/
Years ago deputy chief had 1 police officer and that was a plum 4 hour a day job
Ney york mccarthy doesn't havr a clue how the commanders hide officers from a beat car

3/22/2012 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Called R man, but he wanted to meet in station.

3/22/2012 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019- How can a watch be short if you just had a merger of two districts, doubling the manpower. The computer states 400 people now assigned to 019. How can there be "scratched" cars due to manpower?

3/22/2012 03:19:0 Because both districts were already short before the move. We didnt get any manpower the old 019 is still up and running with the desk and lockup. All the inside people from both districts are still inside. Boths caps from 019 and 023 are still inside we still cover the same amount of land as 2 districts. This is a fact that every night there are at least 2 cars down and has been going on for years. Stay safe all you 1st watch people

3/22/2012 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of two tact secretaries and two sets of front office people in 019. None of those positions are in the contract, no matter how many unit reps a unit has. Now what would the unit rep do if he/she needs to ask a favor for a PO of the commander after they fucked with his staff

You know of two well you better look a little harder 1 of them is disguising herself as an abandoned building officer. She never leaves the station other than to have a smoke, which is about every 15 min. She has about 6 yrs on and has been taking care of all 6. Time for the commander to man up and clean the office, caps and the three (3) tact secretaries up

3/22/2012 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all that make comments about POs that are " do nothings" please look around you and see the real people that are inside doing nothing. Understandable if you have a valid reason, but an able body should not be inside doing clerical work. Legit Light duty Officers are plentiful for those assignments.

3/22/2012 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 019 1st watch is that short, why dont the bosses reverse seniority some people to midnights to cover the shortfall? Are the bosses in 019 that brain dead? Is afternoons filled and bosses afraid to manage properly? Sounds like the bosses are the problem there. Who runs the show there?

3/22/2012 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bosses in 019 will never move their pets to midnights.

3/23/2012 03:38:00 PM  

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