Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fire Rescue - Again

Cops on the spot again - and they come through again:
  • Chicago Police Officer Joe Deferville had just pulled a guy over for driving backward down Division Street on Monday evening when another motorist drove by and said, “Officer, the building back there’s on fire.”

    Deferville told the reverse driver to turn around and bolted half a block east to a brick three-flat that was filling with smoke as a closed business burned next door at 4050 W. Division.


    Deferville, 32, and his partner, Officer William Morales, 40, scrambled through thick gray smoke frantically knocking on doors at 7:54 p.m.


    On the third floor, hip-hop music was blaring from an apartment. Deferville found a mother in her 20s and her grade school-age daughter.


    The mother was looking for clothes, but Deferville told her, “Ma’am, we’ve got to go now, get a pair of socks for your daughter, I’m taking her out of here.”


    Then he picked up the girl and ran for front door, with the mother following.


    Morales helped an elderly blind man to the stairs, and fellow Officer Matthew Scott, 47, took the man’s arm and led him outside.


    A fourth man from the second floor was escorted from the building as six officers in total descended on the building for a final sweep to check that everyone was out.

In all, four rescues by the team. Nice job all around.

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60 Comments:

Blogger Anne B. said...

What a weird story. The way it's written, it sounds as though nobody in the building had any clue that the place was on fire, until the cops came and got them out.

Anyway, I'm glad it ended happily. Many thanks to the police who took charge.

(And what's with the guy driving backwards?)

11/27/2012 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goos job guys

11/27/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job officers! Remember, if the police didn't exist, fireman would have no one to look up to.

11/27/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sieser did the same thing years back. But the sgt. on midnites said "so what" .

11/27/2012 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? No contact cards?

Seriously, good work by all the coppers.

11/27/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to read about these things. Good job officers!

11/27/2012 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Follow me to the house"

11/27/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heroes. Great job

11/27/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil. Psalms 23:4

God Bless these officers for thinking of others and putting their own lives in harms way to save those individuals.

Job well done officers !!

all the bad press we read in the papers, and this wont make the fron pages, but we never look to be glorified because this is what we love doing--- being the police aside from all the negativity we face all the time.

11/27/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work Officers
God created Police Officers so firemen could have heros .

11/27/2012 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done, officers.

11/27/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Officers! Thank you for being there.

11/27/2012 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done Officers.

11/27/2012 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to all those officers. I know Joe personally I would expect nothing less. He works very hard and the citizens of Chicago are very lucky to have him on the streets. Having worked in the 25th District for a short time it was a great place with great officers!

11/27/2012 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

No keesing on this one. Great job.

11/27/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous KING RAHM said...

Very nice job,Officers! I am still gonna screw ya outta your pension and union rights...

11/27/2012 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Club gibbons allumni said...

I always suspected jonny cakes was a hero!!!

11/27/2012 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent job officers. Thank the Lord you and the residents got out safely. Thank you for you dedication and service.

11/27/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago Fire" my ass, CPD CPD CPD.

11/27/2012 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not an unusual occurance. I have witnessed this type of heroic action countless time in my career. Usually this goes unrecognized. Police are usually the first on the scene and in many cases it is these same officers who first call it in.

11/27/2012 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Nice job guys!!

11/27/2012 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come I can never catch a break when I am driving backwards down a one way street? Next time I am telling the cop I was getting away from a fire around the corner.

11/27/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, can you open a post about Toni Preckwinkle's son being arrested for battery? Even more specifically, how she showed up in Court with him yesterday in front of Judge Tommy Brewer who is the same judge that she has been close friends with and endorsed for office in the past??? Reformer??? NOT!!!

11/27/2012 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job....TO all the Jerks who say its the Fires Depts job,I hope you never hear a Child screaming for Help.We are the first responders who witness things as they happen.

11/27/2012 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the Media cover this?

11/27/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Cops when you needed em said...

Nice work Officers. And hopefully much appreciated.

11/27/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare these officers take the lime light away from America's real heros!! All joking aside, great job officers you make us all proud.

11/27/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

firemen need heroes too

11/27/2012 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop here but just gotta say; men running into a burning bldg to SAVE PEOPLE ! Wow, just wow. TRULY the BEST amoung us are these men. Thankyou officers, thankyou.

11/27/2012 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this doesn't belong here but wanted to bring it to SCC and its readers attention.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/11/illinois-senate-expected-to-vote-on-quinn-gun-ban-this-week.aspx

11/27/2012 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Writers of the TV Show Chicago Fire should see the good things Cops do everyday,By the way who Writes that Show Levy and Levy?

11/27/2012 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job.

11/27/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great I see Commander MOY kept all the lazy kissasses on days again in 20. Great job hiding all your 06 cars on the tact roster also. Im sure they will be going on details.

11/27/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time a firefighter chased a gun toting homicidal gangbanging thug?

11/27/2012 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 District said...

Great job boys and girls of 025! On that note, I want to talk about a great supervisor in 025. Often on this blog we will lambaste bad white shirts. But we won't praise the good ones. In this rare occasion I want to praise a good Sgt. in 025. His name is Sgt. S.M. of 1st watch. He is extremely knowledgeable, looks out for his subordinates and he is constantly helping out his fellow sergeants. He will be missed by the men and women of 1st watch.

11/27/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job officers. Like I posted last week on this blog, it wasn't the first or last time a copper ran into a burning building. No special training, no special equipment, just a whole lot of courage. Proud to be CPD after hearing stories like this.

11/27/2012 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by a great group of guys! CPD does this day and night and nice to see the positive of the work we do.

11/27/2012 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a troll: Good work coppers. More people alive because you people are there to think for them.
And the backwards guy reminds me of the time I just turned west on North Ave. from Ashland. I was in the second or third block and a CFD pumper was on emergency eastboud on North. Traffic was stopped in front of him so he goes into my west bound lane. I had no where to go. I thought that thing was going to run me over. It said Mack on it and was lit up like a Christmas tree screaming. Checked the mirror, no one behind me so I reversed a full block into an open spot. A perfect parallel park. They went by laughing and I gave them a thumbs up. You do what you need to do to get out of the way.

11/27/2012 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. The bosses should thank you too. Its jobs like this that make us all look good. You should be recognized for a job well done! Thank you.

11/27/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Officers!!! OT Can you post any info about the Trooper that was killed. Serivce? Loc?

11/27/2012 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And none of this on the news!

True Heros

The Teacher

11/27/2012 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: How about updating the "problems facing the department posts you did a couple of years ago?

11/27/2012 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 006 our 3rd Watch idiot W/C from Bulgaria or Romania or wherever the Hell he's from would have started screaming at the Sgt's to scream at the Watch. What is wrong with this guy? God I HATE NORTHSIDERS who have never been the POLICE. By the way we like our Sgts and they aren't incompetent like you like to state out loud.

11/27/2012 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the CPD from a CFD Firefighter, thanks and outstanding work.

11/27/2012 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Booooo. Didn't save nothing. I was on scene. They are making this out to be some crazy rescue. All they did is knock on doors. When the firemen got on scene the smoke was very light. People were already exiting the complex before the cops started knocking on doors. Please. Stroke balls along with Lt G.

11/27/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired Guy said...

God Bless those officers, stay safe!

11/27/2012 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great I see Commander MOY kept all the lazy kissasses on days again in 20. Great job hiding all your 06 cars on the tact roster also. Im sure they will be going on details.

11/27/2012 03:15:00 PM


you must be a hater who is on afternoons or mids with no seniority, other wise you wouldn't be bitching then again maybe you are on days and cant stand the fact that you had to wait your turn in senority to finally get on days and you're pissed because those you speak of didn't have to wait.... so in essence , STFU !! theres worse things to worry about on this job, like our pensions and manpower, and higher taxes if you haven't figured it out yet

11/27/2012 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Burglary pattern in Mt Greenwood. Keep eyes out during the day on your block and call 911 on everything. Could be local kids. Be suspicious of anyone walking down a driveway or into a yard.

11/27/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally know J.D. He Is an outstanding cop and great person. Good job to all involved.

11/27/2012 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup u have to love Commander Moys picks for day sgts. 2 complete goofs as po's now they r our leaders.

11/27/2012 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Montgomery County, IL (KSDK) - An Illinois State Police trooper was struck by a semi and killed during a traffic stop Monday morning, NewsChannel 5 has learned.
The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 at milepost 62, just north of Litchfield, according ISP.
Trooper Kyle Deatherage, a motorcycle officer, was standing next to a car when the semi-truck hit him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Northbound Interstate 55 was closed and drivers forced to detour at Exit 60.
Traffic was backed up for miles around noon Monday.
Trooper Kyle Deatherage, 32, joined the Illinois State Police on May 31, 2009. He is survived by his wife and their two children.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/349097/40/Trooper-killed-northbound-I-55-closed-near-Litchfield

11/27/2012 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: The Best- and Worst-Run States in America

48. Illinois

Thinkstock> Debt per capita: $4,790 (11th highest)
> Budget deficit: 40.2% (2nd largest)
> Unemployment: 9.8% (tied-10th highest)
> Median household income: $53,234 (18th highest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 15.0% (25th highest)

Although many states have budget issues, Illinois’ faces among the biggest problems. In 2010, the state’s budget shortfall was more than 40% of its general fund, the second-highest of any state. Both S&P and Moody’s gave Illinois credit ratings that were the second-worst of all states. In addition, the state only funded 45% of its pension liability in 2010, the lowest percentage of any state. Governor Patrick Quinn has made the now-$85 billion pension gap a top priority for the new legislative session beginning in January.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-best-and-worst-run-states-in-america-150415625.html


Home Sweet Home!

11/27/2012 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job CPD and the hard working Police. Glad all are safe and home.

Sadly we at ISP lost a brother Trooper early that day KIA on a traffic stop when he was hit by a truck tractor semi trailer on I55 N/B. He was from District 18 which is in Litchfield. Trooper had 3 years on and was 32 years old with a wife, child and infant at home. His friends said he was a great guy and did get to spend his last thanksgiving with his family. This is the second Trooper District 18 ISP has lost this year.

God bless to all who wear the uniform and lets be safe out there...........

State Trooper

11/28/2012 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

730 pm post, your a troll. It's nice to hear some good regarding the police and instead of being proud of our fellow officers, your going to add your two cents and bash them. I wasn't there, I am proud of all of them, good work, that was heroic, regardless of how much smoke, they went in and did a fine job.

11/28/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah! Good job

11/28/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW well said did you take your head out of MOYS ass to type or just leave it in?????

11/28/2012 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have written the ticket,,,,,,,bosses don't care about 'hero's'

11/28/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Burglary pattern in Mt Greenwood. Keep eyes out during the day on your block and call 911 on everything. Could be local kids. Be suspicious of anyone walking down a driveway or into a yard.

11/27/2012 08:48:00 PM
Funny coincidence, The young criminal son moves back in with daddy. All of a suddon the garage directly accross the street gets burglarized? He leaves daddy's house from the back, goes through the alley and comes out from the "T" alley and walks passed the front of daddy's house like he doesn't want anyone to know he stays there? Oh ya, are the police actually looking? Only time I see them is when they stop by their or their girlfriend's house to drop off bags of groceries and stuff. Yes I'm jealous.

11/28/2012 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yup u have to love Commander Moys picks for day sgts. 2 complete goofs as po's now they r our leaders.


11/27/2012 09:08:00 PM

What ... and there were not merit either ... I thought if you made it legit you were supposed to be the shit ???

11/28/2012 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....but can't wake up a drunk on the street

11/29/2012 10:14:00 AM  

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