Friday, January 04, 2013

Fire Rescues

  • Grand Crossing District officers kicked in two doors of a burning apartment building and ushered to safety a resident who had trouble walking and seeing through a thick haze of smoke that enveloped the second floor.

    “On our end its another family above me, she’s an older lady. They went upstairs, knocked on her door, helped her down the stairs," said Ashley Wilson, who was inside the building when the fire broke out.

    Two plainclothes officers were on patrol on the 400 block of East 66th Street in the West Woodlawn neighborhood when they noticed smoke from a first floor window.
Some of the quotes from the families and coppers might make you grin. Nice job Officers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job guys!

1/04/2013 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding Job Officers!

Rahm still says he's gonna "stick it in the cops ear."

It's a Police Thing...

People just don't understand.

1/04/2013 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD rescues people. CFD rescues cats

1/04/2013 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job Perez and Shep! Two of the best officers in 003!

1/04/2013 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Some of the quotes from the families and coppers might make you grin."



so, where was 'Cease, fire!' when you need them?

1/04/2013 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job by chicagos true public servants,cpd & cfd!

1/04/2013 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Officers. SCC Can anyone enlighten me on this new Energy Company that the City is jamming down our throat? Integrys. If we do not respond before the 9th of Jan we automatically get them as our provider. Is it worth switching? They say we will save 22% now, but what the hell comes after 2014? I would hate to lose Com Ed services.

1/04/2013 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic but important:

National and state firearms groups are fighting back against a pair of sweeping and controversial gun control bills being pushed through the Illinois state legislature during the final days of a lame-duck session.
The first proposal would ban the possession, delivery, sale and transfer of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. Gun groups say this kind of restriction would be so expansive as to affect most gun owners in the state.

Rahm and Quinn want to make felons out of law abiding citizens and really believe that this will help Illinois. Really helped Chicago in 2012 with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/firearms-groups-vow-to-fight-illinois-gun-ban/#ixzz2H1EosIEa

1/04/2013 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 NYPD Shot. All Alive.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three New York City police officers were recovering Friday, hours after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest.

The shootings occurred in a one-hour span Thursday night.

1/04/2013 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic- 017th District

For some of you Monday morning quarterbacks talking shit about the responding officers who arrested the off duty officer. GFY!!!!

Do you know what happened? If no, then once again GFY!!!!

Why is it that whenever a p.o. gets arrested for a dui offense people will talk shit about the arresting officer's but won't say anything about the person who caused the problem in the first place?

This is real simple; so simple that my pet goldfish can understand. Do not fucking drink and drive.

1/04/2013 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although retired, my brothers and sisters, 'On da' job' never cease to impress or amaze me.
Nice work, Po-lice!

1/04/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More patrols would make this city a better place. Yes more police patrols. We need it bad.

1/04/2013 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two of the good guys in 003 working Midnights, nice job Shep and Perez.

1/04/2013 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. alderman mell to retire and once again will his position to his daughter! only in shitcago the land of not electing our officials. no wonder our state and city have so much corruption.

1/04/2013 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man shakin' a bell the other day said "murray crimson." Can I get an interpreter please on zone 4.

1/04/2013 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, Officers!!

1/04/2013 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Job Officers. BTW, the comments were pretty funny from both sides.

I'm waiting from the freak that said months back how PO's should not enter a building fire. These Officers saved several lives.I would hope the same would be done for my Family.But then again,I don't live in 003.
God Bless You Guys.

1/04/2013 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Grand Crossing District officers kicked in two doors of a burning apartment building and ushered to safety a resident who had trouble walking and seeing through a thick haze of smoke that enveloped the second floor."

"We do not need nobody up in here tellin' us how to do" -- CeaseFire "interrupter" Ameena Matthews

What did CeaseFire do with the million dollars the city gave them?

1/04/2013 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

Were these guys part of the Marine Unit?

Just asking......

1/04/2013 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Ot) hey scc thanks for all you do! Are you aware that the same state reps and senators that voted for everyone to pay more for state plates get free license plates for life? For all their and kids cars! For example I live by former thief bob molaro who has a huge 6 figure pension and a fleet of cars all with the free license plates for life! Hey Andy shaw or any investigative reporters?

1/04/2013 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great Job Officers. SCC Can anyone enlighten me on this new Energy Company that the City is jamming down our throat? Integrys. If we do not respond before the 9th of Jan we automatically get them as our provider. Is it worth switching? They say we will save 22% now, but what the hell comes after 2014? I would hate to lose Com Ed services.

1/04/2013 08:53:00 AM

From what I read, rates will go up ,but that the new company can never charge more than the rates Commonwealth Edison is charging. Also ComEd will be handling everything else like billing, maintanence,etc
Just received a mail advertisement from MC energy wanting me to sign up, They charge less than both other companies

1/04/2013 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason cpd is rescuing so many people from fires is because we constantly patrol. We drive around and can literally follow the smell of a fire to the source, so naturally were on scene first and try to help without the proper equipment. For the life of me i could never understand why cfd dosent have suvs' with tools and respirators and a couple fire fighters in each vehicle constantly patroling for on-view fires. I realize having actual trucks and engines always running is not practical, but a few firefighters rolling around in cars with basic equipment for the sole purpose of evacuating dwellings where people are present would be a great help.

1/04/2013 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume they will draw up a CR for damage to the door they kicked in?

Good work officers!!

Be safe.

1/04/2013 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys. Nice to read something positive for a change. Thanks from a taxpayer.

1/04/2013 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C,mon,Cease Fire 1 million dollars?
donde esta? Some of the leaders of Cease Fire seen in Cancun?????
Drinking mohitas and saving Mexico.

1/04/2013 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys, hope you all are well.

About not entering burning buildings and this comes best source possible on the subject.

Years ago, the combustible portions of buildings and their contents were mostly organic materials, wood, cotton, wool, and paper. If you escaped the carbon monoxide likely you had very little lasting effects.

Now the contents are a lot of complex hydrocarbons, plastics, vinyl, and nylon and when they burn they form toxic gases. You might escape and be alright for a day or two then the toxic effects can hit hard and even be deadly.

Smoke and toxic gases inhalation can kill days later, so anyone exposed (fill out the IOD reports) go to the E.R. for a blood gas check and watch out for the next several days for headaches, throat swelling or dizziness.

Stay Safe, again great job.

1/04/2013 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Two of the good guys in 003 working Midnights, nice job Shep and Perez.

1/04/2013 10:17:00 AM

Agreed only a handful of guys are working on mids the other part of the watch is the part time job posse.These guys get treated like shit with no perks but constantly produce good pinches.Great job guys.

1/04/2013 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic:
Chicago is #2 in the country for burglaries. How's that mc-liar for your crime reduction strategies? Lets not forget the 2 puppets, dick-less tracy and i've got to say sumptin not so wise al singer

1/04/2013 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys.

OFF topic.

I've been trying to find that letter to OPT-OUT of the out ComEd to whats-it-electric company.

I'll call ComEd tomorrow.

Why is there not a lot of press on this? Why is this not front page, lead story news?

The City of Chicago, the same people who brought us the Chicago Parking Meter LLZ deal wants us to swallow this whole. Who would trust them now?

Question: Chicago Parking Meter LLZ might have been a good deal for the citizens if the moeny received had been accounted for and put toward good purposes. But, we don't know what happed to ONE and a HALF BILLION dollars, AND PARKING METER RATES WENT 24/7 and THROUGH THE ROOF.

If parking meter rates remained the same, if we were not paying the HIGHEST rates in the country (world's maybe) which kills business we might not care. But they can raise their rates how much they want, when they want if business goes belly up and no one parks there they can somehow still charge the city.

Now if ComEd wants to raise their rate, already the highest in the country (that's the Chicago way) they must go through a lot of hoops like the Illinois Commerce Commission. I suppose the new company would have to do the same, but something tells me as soon as they get control our rates are going to skyrocket.

Remember what Obama talked about, "Cap and Trade" when it came to energy costs. Is Rahm around to answer questions, think of the children.

1/04/2013 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Good job guys .

Keeses for both of you

1/04/2013 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the ACLU complain that the coppers kicked down the door without a warrant?

1/04/2013 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shithead ballerina is delusional

Updated: January 4, 2013 5:39PM
http://www.suntimes.com/17388094-418/mayor-emanuel-more-policedoing-policing-despite-stats-showing-fewer-beat-cops.html
Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Friday that Chicago has “more police on the street doing policing” than when he took office, despite records that show the majority of police districts have fewer beat officers on patrol.

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said.

1/04/2013 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see after change day sunday if LT JA 011 2nd changes the start time of GT to an early car since he is changing everyones start time around. If he leaves her alone then we all know the reason why.

What is that reason you ask?
Just ask the guys and gals at unit 050/ord when GT had a few too many.....

1/04/2013 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2nd escapee caught-

"Conley was taken down as he tried to break into another apartment of another building of the complex. Officers found a BB gun in his pocket, but Conley did not have money or identification on him, Madigan said.

The chief said the lieutenant hurt his back and hamstring during the struggle with Conley. Conley hurt a pre-existing injury from a previous surgery on his arm. Both men were in the hospital on Friday evening."

Godspeed and healing prayers for the Palos Hills Officers injured bringing this guy back in. Be safe out there!

1/04/2013 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Own it Gary, you and Rahm both have become a laughing stock of the nation.

---------------------------

Chicago Murder Clearance Rate Worst In More Than 2 Decades

Posted: 01/04/2013 11:20 am EST | Updated: 01/04/2013 11:25 am EST

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy of DNAinfo.com Chicago:

CHICAGO — In 2012, the body count — 506 murders — marked Chicago as America’s murder capital.

But here’s another grim statistic: Chicago police solved just 129 of those killings last year, a 25 percent clearance rate — the lowest in 21 years.

And even when police clear murder cases, that doesn’t mean someone always gets charged with murder.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/chicago-murder-clearance-rate_n_2409947.html

Yep. If your a clouted ones relative or a mentally unstable individual setting houses on fire you get a plea deal right?

It just keeps getting worse and worse.

1/04/2013 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The shithead ballerina is delusional

Updated: January 4, 2013 5:39PM
http://www.suntimes.com/17388094-418/mayor-emanuel-more-policedoing-policing-despite-stats-showing-fewer-beat-cops.html
Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Friday that Chicago has “more police on the street doing policing” than when he took office, despite records that show the majority of police districts have fewer beat officers on patrol.

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said.

1/04/2013 05:57:00 PM
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Time to call "central casting" and get a new mayor with a different script isn't it? I think so.

"...we moved 560~570 clerical officers on the street..." and how many that were already on the street threw in the towel and retired or resigned?

CompStat math.

1/04/2013 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said

The mayor only thinks he did that. The commanders just made the changes on paper and the A & A sheets dont show were the housecats are really at, ghost cars, made up foot beats, etc

1/04/2013 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF topic.

I've been trying to find that letter to OPT-OUT of the out ComEd to whats-it-electric company.

I'll call ComEd tomorrow

You dont need to call or find the letter. You are automatically enrolled in the new city electric company and included in that letter was a post card with you name on it if you wanted to "opt out" of the city program. Ive got the post card in front of me

1/04/2013 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that disabled officers have to move back to Chicago or lose their disabilty. Any TRUTH to it?

1/04/2013 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The episode of Family Guy that just came on is called "McStroke"

I'm already laughing and the credits aren't over.

1/04/2013 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you read the letter you got mailed to your ComEd billing address which was sent by Integrys?

Jeez- you guys are like the citizens that come to the desk that can't read a parker! Should save ~22%. If not, can opt out at any time. If you want to opt out now, send in the enclosed post card. FAQ's sheet also enclosed.

Problem is, I'm sure the 22% saved will not be enough to cover the increase in your water bill. HAH!

1/04/2013 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said.

1/04/2013 05:57:00 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Lets see 560/23 districts = 24 per district. Divided by 3 watches = 8 extra PO's per watch. What watch citywide got 8 extra PO's???

UMMMM. Over here, 2nd watch will be 6 shorter than last year due to moving people to mids.

Not to mention we're starting 1st period with 3 on (most likely long term) medical, one transferred out, + a new 06 car. So, we're down an additional six to man cars. 6+6 = 12 down, added to the 8 we should have gotten according to Rahm = 20.

Is that a decrease in the increase, or a increase in the decrease, Garry?

1/04/2013 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit' said...

Nice job!
I know most of the media maggots really had a tough time printing....

1/05/2013 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he reason cpd is rescuing so many people from fires is because we constantly patrol. We drive around and can literally follow the smell of a fire to the source, so naturally were on scene first and try to help without the proper equipment. For the life of me i could never understand why cfd dosent have suvs' with tools and respirators and a couple fire fighters in each vehicle constantly patroling for on-view fires. I realize having actual trucks and engines always running is not practical, but a few firefighters rolling around in cars with basic equipment for the sole purpose of evacuating dwellings where people are present would be a great help...............................Firt of all..Great job CPD..as CFd ..we are on the street more often then u may think..all BS sick ppl and what not...as Cpd knows..these animal never sleep..just sayin'

1/05/2013 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Job Officers. BTW, the comments were pretty funny from both sides.

I'm waiting from the freak that said months back how PO's should not enter a building fire. These Officers saved several lives.I would hope the same would be done for my Family.But then again,I don't live in 003.
God Bless You Guys.

1/04/2013 01:47:00 PM

Not living in 003 doesn't automatically give you a pass. One room in my house is colder than the rest. When it gets cold outside, I usually use a portable heater in there to bring the room up to comfort level. Two days ago, I smelled something like an overheated iron, except I haven't used a clothes iron in weeks. No smoke yet, no fire yet, but it was definitely overheating and would have burned down the house when I went into the basement to do laundry. I pulled the cord and it's in the trash now.
Yeah, I might have become the p.o. who needed another p.o. to run INTO the burning house to save me. And, yeah, that's why I'm still the one who will run toward the problem, not from it.

1/05/2013 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
The reason cpd is rescuing so many people from fires is because we constantly patrol. We drive around and can literally follow the smell of a fire to the source, so naturally were on scene first and try to help without the proper equipment. For the life of me i could never understand why cfd dosent have suvs' with tools and respirators and a couple fire fighters in each vehicle constantly patroling for on-view fires. I realize having actual trucks and engines always running is not practical, but a few firefighters rolling around in cars with basic equipment for the sole purpose of evacuating dwellings where people are present would be a great help.

1/04/2013 04:36:00 PM<<<

Patrolling firefighters is not practical now if you are only concerned with finding fires and traffic accidents.

Years ago we had fire alarm boxes on every street marked with yellow street light lights. Even earlier we had fire alarm towers; often they were church steeples or atop of fire house hose drying towers where lookouts sighted fires and rang the bells and sent out runners to local fire companies who would respond to the fire.

A "Fire Mark" was a metal plaque issued by an insurance company. It was placed on a home or usually on a commercial building. It indicated to a volunteer fire company that they would be paid if if they fought the fire. "Fire Marks" are now collectible items.

Now with cell phones and motor patrol police there really is not a reason for patrolling fire fighters, unless it is for short term publicity.

Stay Safe. Please check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

1/05/2013 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
CPD rescues people. CFD rescues cats

1/04/2013 08:08:00 AM

It's all God's work, so it's all good, regardless.

1/05/2013 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The shithead ballerina is delusional

Updated: January 4, 2013 5:39PM
http://www.suntimes.com/17388094-418/mayor-emanuel-more-policedoing-policing-despite-stats-showing-fewer-beat-cops.html
Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Friday that Chicago has “more police on the street doing policing” than when he took office, despite records that show the majority of police districts have fewer beat officers on patrol.

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said.

1/04/2013 05:57:00 PM

Convenient, that he overlooks the thousand or so retirements...

1/05/2013 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rumor has it that disabled officers have to move back to Chicago or lose their disabilty. Any TRUTH to it?

1/04/2013 09:31:00 PM

Why? Does Chicago air miraculously render them healthy and fit for duty?

1/05/2013 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Friday that Chicago has “more police on the street doing policing” than when he took office, despite records that show the majority of police districts have fewer beat officers on patrol.

“We have more police on the street doing policing than we had when I started. . . . We took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact,” the mayor said.

1/04/2013 05:57:00 PM

Convenient, that he overlooks the thousand or so retirements...


1/05/2013 01:13:00 AM


Of course all of those officers that came out from inside went right back inside to do Compstat number crunching. What a joke.

No, actually it's not funny. It is a crime, this mismanagement of resourses. Worse, it is done for the sole purpose of misleading the public. Numbers are down! You are safe with less police officers! They are working smarter!

Politicians first order of business is to keep their overpaid jobs. The power is like a drug, and they are adicted to it. REPLACE ALL POLITICIANS AT EVERY ELECTION.

This is the kind of government the Founding Fathers imagined. Serve your Country for a short time and then go back to your real life. It keeps you grounded.

1/05/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that disabled officers have to move back to Chicago or lose their disability. Any TRUTH to it?


it's about time !

1/05/2013 11:07:00 AM  

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