Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Hero...Again

The right place at the right time:
  • A Chicago Police officer who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a 21-month-old boy who had stopped breathing is being lauded for helping out on the Skyway this afternoon.

    The officer, Edward Paukula, has about 17 years on the force, according to Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Chicago Police union.

    The baby was in the backseat of a vehicle traveling on the Skyway near 89th Street at 12:24 p.m. when family members noticed that the child was not breathing, according to a police News Affairs statement.

    They stopped the vehicle and found the baby unresponsive, but the child's father turned to see a Chicago Police vehicle driving in his direction and flagged down the officer, the statement said.

    The police officer cautiously removed the baby from the vehicle, gently laying him on the pavement, and began to perform CPR, the statement said.

The baby regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital for treatment and observation. This isn't the first time the Officer has been in the hot seat:

  • But Pakula is no stranger to being a “hero cop.'' He was hailed for saving the lives of residents in a burning South Side apartment building in November of 1999, according to a 1999 Chicago Tribune story.
Well done Officer.

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79 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice job!

7/29/2012 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking great job! Well done and God bless you!

7/29/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You saved a kid's life. THAT's the kind of thing most of us signed on for. Bravo! Proud of you!

7/29/2012 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, officer!!!

7/29/2012 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amend that Sgt list to 31! Great job Office!

7/29/2012 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats KR it's been a long time waiting and much deserved. You will make a top notch Sgt and whatever district gets you will be lucky.
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Great to see you on this list! Want this guy on my side every job I ride on, he is a great police officer and will lead by example!!

congrats!

7/29/2012 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo officer.

Truly one of Chicago's finest.

7/29/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll done officer thanks for giving us something positive to read about it.

7/29/2012 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had and will continue to have a great amount of respect and admiration towards the CPD. It's stories like this that should make citizens pause and think about all the CPD does for the city...and with that be thankful.
I'm talking the patrol officers. The ones on the street that are directly responding to situations as they arise.

Rham should think about this....if the rate of retirees continues with the unacceptably low rate of new hires, is there gonna even be an officer to be seen and flagged down when this happens again?

What Rham doesn't see is that it's not just the crime and violence officers are needed for. It's situations like this where an officer is seen, flagged down, responds in heroic fashion, and stops a potentially life shattering tragedy from occuring. One that would scar a family forever.
More officers please! I'd love to know that there are more out there on the streets that have a potential to save a life when its needed.

As a citizen, I will make sure my CPR certification is up to date. You just never know...

To this officer, thank you! You make me as a citizen proud and I'm sure your fellow CPD brothers would love to shake your hand. Well done! To the rest of you, thank you as well. You're hard work doesn't go unnoticed in this household.


Da Citizén

7/29/2012 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sounds just like a copper in 017 who saved a young boys life under similar circumstances--- his reward was for a piece of shit female captain to place numerous false allegations against him in an effort to get him fired--- she has since retired and the sun is starting to shine again in 017--- she should worry more about her dope smoking daughter than attempting to discredit a hero officer who stepped up to the plate and saved a young boys life--- we are glad you are gone capt dd and you were never part of the team, just a viscious treacherous individual who accomplished nothing...

7/29/2012 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's REALLY brave. I don't know if I'd chance standing on the Skyway on a weekend in Chicago. Great job office.

7/29/2012 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!

7/29/2012 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Officer Pakula, for the work that you do. And our thanks to all officers and dispatchers who work under much stress and do it day in and day out. We listen to police radio calls daily and are grateful to you all. May St Michael watch over you all and protect you.

7/29/2012 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deny his time due and take his pension away. Then find a bad cop story real quick.

Rahm

7/29/2012 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome work!

7/29/2012 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done! You're one of the reasons I'm proud of the hard work done by CPD.

7/29/2012 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officer!

7/29/2012 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness... one of my few good days on this department is because of you today brother!! Great Job!!

7/29/2012 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sounds just like a copper in 017 who saved a young boys life under similar circumstances--- his reward was for a piece of shit female captain to place numerous false allegations against him in an effort to get him fired--- she has since retired and the sun is starting to shine again in 017


Yea and from what the paramedics said.....who I happen to know one of them that responded... you didnt do anything... But fabricate as you always do!

7/29/2012 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!

7/29/2012 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Officer. The child and his family were lucky you were there.

7/29/2012 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Officer Pakula. It's heartening that this little tyke will grow up because of you. You are truly a hero. We're lucky to have you in Chicago.

Signed,

A grateful citizen and city worker.

7/29/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, Ed. You were a great FTO in 002.

7/29/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 days said...

Great job by the Real Police! Proud to wear the same uniform as you!

7/29/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Officer’s actions are the true definition of merit. Unfortunately, the city and department defines merit as who you know and how high your clout goes. Great job, Office!

7/29/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job....simply awesome. I work for a suburban Department and this was the talk of roll call this morning. Great job.

7/29/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Ed!! Great job.

7/29/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

It is great to see some separate postings for police charity related events. Here's another to support our own; The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. We need to (re)build the camaraderie within the CPD.

This is one simple way to get us back where it use to and needs to be!

Saturday August 4th vs. Los Angeles Angels, 6:10 game. Tailgate party begins at 4:10 catered by Cork and Kerry on the Park.
$25 for game only, $40 for food and beverages at tailgate. Families are welcome.
Reserve tickets via Paypal at www.cpdmemorial.org/teamcpd

Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the Credit Union on Aug 1st 9am-130pm or on game day at the tailgate. Tailgate will take place at the lot at 35th and Wentworth specific row/location will be posted at above website on Aug 1.


Email teamcpd1@gmail.com with questions.

There is A LOT of tickets left so any help is sincerely appreciated!

7/29/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! And God bless

7/29/2012 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job Officer! You haven't rescued this baby! You saved his life.! And that's how the headline should read!! You are a Hero! I can't imagine that family's distress and tragedy if you would not have been there! GOD was guiding you!

7/29/2012 09:36:00 AM  
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7/29/2012 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Ed!!!!!!!!!!. From 012.

7/29/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank-you Officer Pakula. The Good Lord is smiling down on you for taking a few minutes of your time to save the life of one of His little ones. May He continue to bless you and yours, you do us proud.

7/29/2012 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's a HERO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about the papers doing a big workup on this . He really deserves it .

7/29/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful job Officer, Thank you for doing a great job. To the rest of you, STAY SAFE, GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Remember to help each other out, use your heads, and ignore the assholes that complain for no reason. You are all better than them thats why you do what you do.

7/29/2012 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't hear about this on TV - but did see report of a drowning at North Avenue beach, mother and -- whoever -- (everyone with different last names as always) saying, "We tired of everyone axing us questions. What we want now is ANSWERS."

Lifeguards' fault, should have prevented this individual offspring -- out of the whole crowd -- from "going out too far."

I have a question -- how many miles from the North Avenue Beach were the alleged parents/guardians/babymama and live-in boyfriend/whatever? It didn't look like they move too far, too fast, if you know what I mean.

Why did THEY allow their offspring to go swimming when it was publicly available information that there was a rip current warning? Don't watch that channel, huh?

If they were actually at the beach, what were they doing? What did they think that flag meant? Decoration? Ever enter their mind to ask anyone?

Government entities as replacement for family doesn't always work out.

Fence off Lake Michigan. Heard that one several times before.

SSDD.

7/29/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside inside do nothing said...

The State FOP members at the State convention elected Kevin Graham a P.O. from the 019th District 1st Vice-President.

7/29/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other news.

Nobody dead?

Must be good work of trauma doctors.


By Peter Nickeas Tribune reporter

9:45 a.m. CDT, July 29, 2012

Seven men and a teenage boy were wounded in separate shootings on the South and West sides from Saturday night through this morning, according to police.

7/29/2012 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: When the H.S. bassetbaw player from 8 yrs ago was shot at 116 and Vincennes a couple days ago. the media took note big time. Interesting to see he has not worked past yrs since H.S Just wanted to hoop during day and drive aroind and pick up girls with hommies at night. Maury Povich comes to mind. And ole boy, his coozin, who stated he saw eveythang, drops ole boy at the horsptal and boogies. When axed if he would talk to Dets about this HORRIFIC incident ole boy say "NO". WTF If sport don't care should the respectable citizens of this FKDed up city? Where minister farakan and his legion of mopes. Speakin of mopes where moprah. Where phleger. Aw Lawdy. Where Ald carrie Austin who wants 40 acres and a lexus-she say you can keep the mule. IT ONLY GETS WORSE EVERY FRICKIN DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/29/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Flash mob hits Wicker Park store Saturday during Wicker Park Fest.
http://youtu.be/FvETP-p8dTo

7/29/2012 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed worked for me in 002 a long time ago .Always a great copper,hard worker,couldn't ask for a better guy.Thanks again for a job well done!! MB.

7/29/2012 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo officer ! Now here is a real "meritorious" sergeant. Add him to the list!

7/29/2012 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put this hero cop in the same category as t.n. from 017..I am sure that this copper doesn't arrest children of fellow officers, execute search warrants on his neighbors' homes, obtain c.r.#s against fellow officers, threaten fellow officers, abuse the medical system, lie, etc..this cop is a true hero that has integrity unlike t.n. from 017...they are not the same type of hero as t.n. wil lie, cheat and steal and stab other officers in the back..that is not the definition of a hero!

7/29/2012 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done officer ! Just a reminder of what we do day in and day out.

7/29/2012 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sounds just like a copper in 017 who saved a young boys life under similar circumstances--- his reward was for a piece of shit female captain to place numerous false allegations against him in an effort to get him fired--- she has since retired and the sun is starting to shine again in 017--- she should worry more about her dope smoking daughter than attempting to discredit a hero officer who stepped up to the plate and saved a young boys life--- we are glad you are gone capt dd and you were never part of the team, just a viscious treacherous individual who accomplished nothing...

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Yeah, he's a real hero alright. Dogging it on fake IODs every summer, jamming up other POs on car chases to the suburbs that never happened, and other shady activities that will remain unmentioned.

7/29/2012 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job sir, but be careful the south side needs hereos and the brass being dumbasses may send you there to solve all the woes of those misguided youth out south.

7/29/2012 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Officer!!!!

7/29/2012 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont sweat commander. Babygirl just wanted to see what an inny looked like. BAWAHAHAHAHAHA. U aint no man. Satisfy ole girl but do wear a raincoat. Never know where that thang been. BAWAHAHAHAHA

7/29/2012 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time the Traffic Division get some accolades!

7/29/2012 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promote this guy or have him teach at the cademy

7/29/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bravo officer ! Now here is a real "meritorious" sergeant. Add him to the list!

7/29/2012 02:01:00 PM


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That's right! That's what being a Sgt is all about. It's a reward. It has nothing to do with finding the people who actually know what the fucking rules are, it's about cashing in for prior deeds.

After all, this isn't really a professional police department. It's just a city welfare line where everyone wears a uniform.

Do something good and you go to the front of the line. Cause we alls get paid!

Then we's dance and dance!

7/29/2012 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Chick-fil-a forever said...

OT: I just heard George Will call Rahm Emanuel a "pandering third rate politician" in reference to the Chick-fil-A dustup.

It is good to see someone of the intelligence of George Will call out Rahm on a national stage.

"pandering third rate politician" I like the sound of that.

7/29/2012 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 2 News just spoke well of our hero brother Pakula and then reported on flash looting in downtown Chicago.

7/29/2012 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed worked for me in 002 a long time ago .Always a great copper,hard worker,couldn't ask for a better guy.Thanks again for a job well done!! MB.

7/29/2012 01:11:00 PM

Who worked for whom? We all work for the city. You might have supervised him or commanded him, but he didn't work for YOU. Get over yourself.

7/29/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Work Office!

If only someone could give CPR to this Dept., particularly to the MORALE of ours in this CPD and bring it back to life!

Then we could all breathe a little better again....

The Zone 1 Honeybadger

7/29/2012 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's incidents like this that we need to stress come contract time (now), to win the hearts & minds of the public.

Maybe even billboards with the officer's photo and a short synopsis of the incident.

We've got to keep stories like this fresh in the minds of the public, particularly to counteract the rare negative incidents.

Nice job, officer. God bless.

7/29/2012 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wouldn't put this hero cop in the same category as t.n. from 017..I am sure that this copper doesn't arrest children of fellow officers, execute search warrants on his neighbors' homes, obtain c.r.#s against fellow officers, threaten fellow officers, abuse the medical system, lie, etc..this cop is a true hero that has integrity unlike t.n. from 017...they are not the same type of hero as t.n. wil lie, cheat and steal and stab other officers in the back..that is not the definition of a hero!
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What about his mentoring of other younger Officers.... like his co-hort A.S. that made the Ch. 7 ITEAM EXPOSE for buying dope @ Van Buren / Kilbourn in 011 all while skating his way thru 017 tact doing GOD knows what while his supervisors let them get away with whatever because they did search warrants and got heads for the District.

We on the watch knew those two were goofs when they brought in the 300 lbs of hay and inventoried it from some mexicans trunk thinking it was weed.....LOL.

Maybe Cpt. DD was right about them. Sounds like she was the only one that saw how messed up they were together in plainclothes. Sharp lady!

7/29/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gonna put some paramedic out of a job if The Swamy Rahmy gets a hold of this!!!!

7/29/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful and heroic story. Keep up the good work CPD! We appreciate it.

7/29/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Lou said...

Good Job Officer!
Thank you for your service.

7/29/2012 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! You made our profession look very good.

7/29/2012 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news - one of Chicago's finest doing great work as usual!

OFF TOPIC:

Has anyone heard of this company that hires "investigators" to do background checks on potential CPD candidates for Personnel? Kem Tech or something? Is this legit? Calls from cell phones on Sunday night are you kidding?

7/29/2012 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Eddie. You my hero!

Mike t from 012.

7/29/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot:

As for DiFoggio, he is a successful, politically connected Bridgeport home developer and plumber whose family has deep ties in the neighborhood. He has been cooperating with the government since March 2010 because of his own legal problems, according to sources familiar with the matter and court records.

DiFoggio was charged earlier this month with tax evasion for allegedly failing to pay more than $150,000 in federal taxes owed on income he received from one of the businesses he owns, MDF Construction.

Ya think any of the boys from Bridgeport are a little worried about what Difoggio has on tape? Did he tape anyone at the old Italian American club? How many of those mopes are thinking about what they said to him? Not surprised that the Bird would do this to save his ass.

7/29/2012 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See Rahm, the police really do it "FOR THE CHILDREN" unlike your bullshit excuses.

7/29/2012 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, he should be added to the sgt. list. He deserve it. Great job brother.

7/30/2012 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't hear about this on TV - but did see report of a drowning at North Avenue beach, mother and -- whoever -- (everyone with different last names as always) saying, "We tired of everyone axing us questions. What we want now is ANSWERS."

Lifeguards' fault, should have prevented this individual offspring -- out of the whole crowd -- from "going out too far."

I have a question -- how many miles from the North Avenue Beach were the alleged parents/guardians/babymama and live-in boyfriend/whatever? It didn't look like they move too far, too fast, if you know what I mean.

Why did THEY allow their offspring to go swimming when it was publicly available information that there was a rip current warning? Don't watch that channel, huh?

If they were actually at the beach, what were they doing? What did they think that flag meant? Decoration? Ever enter their mind to ask anyone?

Government entities as replacement for family doesn't always work out.

Fence off Lake Michigan. Heard that one several times before.

SSDD.

7/29/2012 11:21:00 AM

I saw this on the news. The kid was at the beach with her friend and the friend's aunt. Maybe you should know where your kid is. Maybe you should know who your kid is with too.

7/30/2012 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Job well done sir. You are a tribute to Chicago's finest.

7/30/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside Outside "Do Something" said...

Different post:

Dewey Oxberger said...
Anonymous said...
Speaking of the fat bald guy Lt.W 3rd watch from 009, rumor has it that he has caused soooo much damage in 009 that his #1 go to guys an 18yr veteran and his 6 yr partner who together had 250 arrests last year have now completely shut down, old timer hit the medical a few months ago and young gun put the breaks on.I know for a fact by april this year these two guys had made several gun arrests,cleared several robbery patterns and made a couple of homicide arrests. You have to respect an old timer like that still tearing it up,what a loss of gang intelligence and a dedicated worker for 009 but this is what the department does to hard working people. Going to be movie night again in 009 let them police themselves.

7/26/2012 08:30:00 AM
The above post is a classic example of trying to write about youself in the third person. JayH and DomC, you got dumped of the car for being pompous asses. Clearing robbery patterns? You screwed up more robbery investigations than anything else. Ask the Dics in the back office. The "old timer" is on the medical because he is having a pity party for himself. Is that what the guys in the car club call you? Oldtimer and young gun? They shoulda called you the dorks.

7/27/2012 03:06:00 PM

Nice comeback "fat bald guy Lt.W 3rd watch from 009". Sounds like they are "legends in their own minds"..... They just got bitch slapped!

7/30/2012 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside Outside "Do Something" said...

Great job Ed! I hope you get a ceremony for that one, not just a Certificate in your mailbox. Thats one of the BEST awards you can receive. In fact, you made us all look great with your heroic actions!

7/30/2012 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Cpt. DD was right about them. Sounds like she was the only one that saw how messed up they were together in plainclothes. Sharp lady!

7/29/2012 06:06:00 PM
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Sharp? You're being facetious, right?

7/30/2012 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Cpt. DD was right about them. Sounds like she was the only one that saw how messed up they were together in plainclothes. Sharp lady!

7/29/2012 06:06:00 PM

She was a nightmare and one of the most ethically challenged people I have ever met.

7/30/2012 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He who saves one life saves the world entire.

Thank you, HERO!

7/30/2012 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) First and foremost... Great job by one of "Chicago's Finest." You do us proud!
2) It's great to see a large amount of fellow members acknowledging his heroic actions on this posting.

7/30/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job!!! It's awesome to see a real hero in action. This is the kind of stuff we sign up for. Keep up the good work.

P.O. from 007.

7/30/2012 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right officer, in the right place, at the right time.

There are no coincidences in life.

Thank you Officer.

7/30/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to a true hero..

7/30/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! well done, officer.

7/31/2012 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to my fellow Lugan.

8/01/2012 12:02:00 AM  

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