Sunday, May 03, 2015

St. Jude March Today

Remembering the Fallen.

Open post for today.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be a weekend with no deaths by GSW?

5/03/2015 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us remember our fallen brothers and sisters as we try to survive the ongoing war against The Police and Policing.

They honestly and truly want Policemen to have a duty to retreat.

"Yeah...
We shot the shit outta ol' boy but y'all Po-leece had betta' back off an' let us get away cuz if 'n we crash, it's gonna be all y'all fault an' we gonna sue and get y'all money an' houses and y'all gonna go to prison, not us. Y'all might as well quit, we won..."

Hey...
Is Dep. Supt.
Wysinger going to be there?

Just askin'...
Since so much bad stuff is now part of wearing the uniform.



5/03/2015 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: At the last Fop meeting our unit rep told us that Dean said they were mediating Mike Shields lawsuit. Why would we do that? If the Fop is going to give Mike Shields money then I want the Fop to give me my overtime for the first twelve months. Mike Shields should be sued by the Fop, not the fop paying Mike Shields. If not, can we sue the Fop for something. SCC this should be a topic.

5/03/2015 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be there at St. Jude march. This whole event under the radar has been taken over by cpdmemorial.org Fat Phil Cline has no shame, he makes a hefty salary with cpdmemorial.org. That is on top of his pension. I researched cpdmemorial.org financial records on charitynavigator.com and I could not find anything. I could not find anything on their own website either. What are they hiding? Have they no shame? When I call cpd memorial foundation I won't receive a straight answer.

I contribute 3% of my salary to charitable organizations. We have enough police memorial foundation charities. We don't need another one. They also need to stop co-opting the St. Jude March with their marketing bullshit. They insinuate they are affiliated with the city of Chicago or the C.P.D. by having their run to remember in the same week with the St. Jude March.

5/03/2015 05:20:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

See all of you there. Unfortunately, no one will see us.

5/03/2015 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can remember them by donating to the fund and do even better by not going to this march. Screw the city. And no, it has all to do with the city and the bosses where they tell you you have to show up to this. People that say "it's for the memory" are wrong. It has turned into a hidden event where officers merely show up so they don't have to participate in Spring inspection. How about advocating for each officer to donate instead of going for a walk.

5/03/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD PO Brian MOORE, 105th Pct. shot in head last night in Queens. Condition not life-threatening. M/1 shooter in custody.

5/03/2015 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, can you please verify the story that FOP plans to settle the Mike Shields whistleblower case? Why would we give this guy our money after what he did? Un-fucking-believable!

5/03/2015 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mayor,politicians ,states attorneys,dispatchers,and citizens love us!STAY HOME WITH YOUR FAMILIES!

5/03/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day to march and pay our respects for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To all my fellow brothers and sisters, be safe and take care of each other.

5/03/2015 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see so many officers show up to honor our fallen today. But, really, you appearance? Come on already! That gathering looked like an Inspector's wet dream! With all the goatees, long hair, no name tags, boots, gym shoes, no white gloves. Unreal! No wonder the Supt has sent the Inspectors to the units! Can't we all just conform to standards at least this one day of the year??

5/03/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Saturday evening, a New York City police officer in plain clothes was shot in the face and critically wounded on Saturday in Queens after driving up in an unmarked car to question a man on the street, officials said.

The officer, Brian Moore, 25, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, the police commissioner, William J. Bratton, said at a news conference at the hospital late Saturday as Officer Moore remained in surgery.

On Sunday morning, Demetrius Blackwell, 35, was charged with one count of attempted murder, one of assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the shooting an “unconscionable act of violence” and “a reminder of the dangers that all of our officers face every single day.”

WTH! Is Bill de blockhead seriously sympathetic????

To top off the NY shooting:

An off-duty Oak Park police officer was shot Sunday morning on Chicago’s Far South Side.
The shooting happened in the 300 block of West 103rd Place at 5:13 a.m., police said.
The 57-year-old officer was exiting his personal vehicle when he was approached by two males, one of which fired numerous shots at the officer, striking him in the arm and leg, police said. The officer was able to return fire, and made contact with one of the suspects.
Both suspects then fled.
The off-duty officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he is in serious condition.
A few minutes later, responding Chicago officers located two “males of interest” in the 9900 block of South Princeton, police said. One of them had a recent gunshot wound and was also taken to Christ in serious.
No one has been charged and further details were not available.

What is Rahm saying?

Please be careful out there guys.
Not a LEO, but family of....

Prayers to Officers throughout USA.

5/03/2015 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police are hidden from view. It's for family And friends but it just shows no support from Anyone else. St. Jude Is a great cause but it is a shame how Police are treated. It's your inspection lol what a crock

5/03/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS to ALL who took the time and were able to participate.
A special thank you to my fellow retirees who likewise came out today to again participate in one of the oldest and proudest traditions of the Chicago Police Dept., honoring our fallen.
Last but not least, to SCC for posting and promoting the event.
Stay safe our brothers and sisters.

5/03/2015 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with the post about Phat Phil and him using the Cpd memorial as his personal slush fund. What kind of person starts a charity for deceased people's family and then takes a salary for it? Especially with the fact that he gets a six figure pension. I can only imagine what other scammers take from this fund. How about making the director a widow of a killed member Phil? Someone that could actually use it.

5/03/2015 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People above keep saying they thought there was a nice turnout today? I only saw 14 of the 100 people on our watch this morning. Now I realize I might have missed a few but I'll even let you double the number I saw, and that's still a really poor 28% attendance rate. The department and the citizens don't appreciate the work everyone does, so I don't hold it against anyone from showing up, but I'd say it was far from a nice showing.

5/03/2015 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your FOP violated Mike Shields rights as a member. You can thank Donhue, Dawerty, Kevin Grahm and others. Mike will walk away with $500K- my prediction. Oh and also the State FOP lodge is going to pay him also on their lawsuit. Why? Because he was railroaded. I'm not a fan of Shields but there is a process that should have been followed. Let's sue the officers responsible for this fiasco and kick them out of the union. By the way all of their actions were located on FOP computers after a forensic audit was performed. The attorneys are aware of this and that is why FOP is settling. Let's see what Dean does now.

5/03/2015 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

If someone wants to walk with their kid so be it. It's not like our kids can come visit us at work like 90% of the other jobs out there. As a kid I remember going to my Dads job and got a kick out of it. This is the one day a kid can come out and be apart of our job. So, respectfully I disagree with you that this is nonsense.

5/03/2015 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to mayor emanuel. Rahm couldn’t bring Chicago the 2016 Olympics, but he brought the city hundreds of millions of dollars in economic stimulus from the NFL draft. (That’s what he wants us to believe.) Working class people don’t mind the road closures, the inconvenience, the slashing of police officers in poor communities that need them most and the “discovered” surplus public funding invested in this attention grabbing event.

The draftees will secure Wall Street 1% type annual salaries while Chicago is showcased. And let’s not forget their agents who will secure a rahm emanuel type Freddie Mac six figure bonuses or most likely an amount like rahm’s 14 million dollars earned as a Wall Street investment banker in just one signing of a ball player with just the right ball playing skills. And who is footing the bill you ask for the notoriety? The people who go to work everyday from Main Street, that’s who.

5/03/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it back to Michigan avenue!

5/03/2015 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

Geez, give it a rest buddy. Most copper have very few days off and if the only time that they can squeeze in some quality time with the family is during the parade, so be it. Ya know, most families are proud that they have police in the family.

5/03/2015 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I will be there at St. Jude march. This whole event under the radar has been taken over by cpdmemorial.org Fat Phil Cline has no shame, he makes a hefty salary with cpdmemorial.org. That is on top of his pension. I researched cpdmemorial.org financial records on charitynavigator.com and I could not find anything. I could not find anything on their own website either. What are they hiding? Have they no shame? When I call cpd memorial foundation I won't receive a straight answer.

I contribute 3% of my salary to charitable organizations. We have enough police memorial foundation charities. We don't need another one. They also need to stop co-opting the St. Jude March with their marketing bullshit. They insinuate they are affiliated with the city of Chicago or the C.P.D. by having their run to remember in the same week with the St. Jude March.

5/03/2015 05:20:00 AM

The cpd memorial foundation helped put the gold star park near Soldier's Field. Also thousands of people paid $40 to participate in the cpd memorial 5k run to remember. This so called charity is helping themselves first. I wonder what percentage of their donated funds go to officers who died or became injured. Legit charities are a God send. Fake and greedy chariites have no honor or shame.

5/03/2015 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic: At the last Fop meeting our unit rep told us that Dean said they were mediating Mike Shields lawsuit. Why would we do that? If the Fop is going to give Mike Shields money then I want the Fop to give me my overtime for the first twelve months. Mike Shields should be sued by the Fop, not the fop paying Mike Shields. If not, can we sue the Fop for something. SCC this should be a topic.

5/03/2015 05:04:00 AM

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My buudy with the county says the State Lodge is mediating with Shields. They will have to acknowledge that the wronged him by suspending him without a hearing. Like hanging him before the trial. Then acquitting him.

Look for a number of Donahue's group of Nazi's to get thrown out of the state fop for trying to rig an election!!!

All that being said Shields still is a goof.

5/03/2015 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good turnout, great day, nice to see a a sea of blue and occasional tan and green. Always a blast..stay safe ladies and gents.

ISP Troop

5/03/2015 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead of all the knobs out there who want to get all dressed up just so they can put some pics on facebook. Don't forget... It's only a job,it should be treated as such. When I worked as an iron worker in New York before I lived here we had guys dying at work from bad falls, crushed to death and head injuries. 1 or 2 a year at least... People all over die at work. It unfortunately happens.. They don't get a March or have dramatic guys getting all dressed up and trolling facebook with at Jude uniform pics to get "that a boys" and comments from the civilian friends. Stop looking for the pat on the back we are no different from any other job... My job as an iron worker was 10 times more stressful and dangerous than this job ever had been. It's almost like I retired when I took this job, easy going and limited stress.. Cops just love to talk about how stressed they are from "the job".. Give me a break

5/03/2015 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up about marching with children, close your eyes if you don't want to see them. Family comes first before this shit hole.

5/03/2015 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:34
PO's like you are one of the main reasons that this job will always suck.
You don't get it.
And never will.

@10:57
PO's like you are one of the main reasons that this job will always suck.
You don't get it.
And never will.

__________________________________

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glad to see so many officers show up to honor our fallen today. But, really, you appearance? Come on already! That gathering looked like an Inspector's wet dream! With all the goatees, long hair, no name tags, boots, gym shoes, no white gloves. Unreal! No wonder the Supt has sent the Inspectors to the units! Can't we all just conform to standards at least this one day of the year??

5/03/2015 10:34:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

5/03/2015 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next year could people stop having their children march with them. looks extremely unprofessional. and the number of children this year was ridiculous, think some districts actually had children out numbering PO's. And before the stupid relpy comments, about what a heartless asshole i am, who must not have kids... I have a child who stay on the side and watch the parade, with family, where they belong

5/03/2015 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ST JUDES IS A JOKE... it needs to go back downtown, NOT in the alley of Soldier field. Takes an hour to park, and another hour to leave for a 5 minute "parade" that is half a block long, that no one sees. We should have the Guinness Book of world records show up, I'm shure St Judes would qualify as the shortest parade in the world.

5/03/2015 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

http://www.thenation.com/blog/205889/new-aclu-cellphone-app-automatically-preserves-video-police-encounters

aclu cell phone app automatically uploads video to aclu for 'evidence' of police misconduct. not so un-fucking believable...

5/03/2015 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There shouldn't be kids, dogs, or strollers in formation with us. If you want to walk with your kids or dog, do it afterwards or march at the back of the formation.

5/03/2015 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great turnout,good cause,we do this once a year out of respect of why we have this parade can you at least be on time and for 1 hour a year the few slobs who don't care,stay home next time

5/03/2015 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many officers came out for the march, it made me proud. Honestly though, would it hurt to tighten up your appearance? Some of you supervisors set a terrible example. Pull your hair up, get the gum out of your mouth, and wear the proper uniform. You look like cows chomping on hay during the march. Carry yourselves with a little respect.

5/03/2015 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean said they were mediating Mike Shields lawsuit

That maybe due to the fact that Mike has some good dirt that FOP doesn't want floating to the top. I would love to know the truth for once.

5/03/2015 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

You are right. There is no uniformity. People marching with their babies, kids, today someone brought a teenager and another his girlfriend. Plus look at the uniforms; dirty winter shoes, any type of shoes, missing shields on hats, missing stars, no gloves, etc. Even for one day we can not be disciplined enough.

5/03/2015 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 year vet here.

Could anything be done about relocating the Saint Jude march back to Michigan avenue? I can't help but to feel how disrespectful it is to be marching for our fellow fallen in an area where no one can see us. Let us be seen and heard in order to honor those who have gave the ultimate sacrifice.

5/03/2015 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the March about the fallen officers and families. Are you the guy who goes out to the bar to get drunk after the March. Yeah because that is what ST. Jude is about. The March is about families. All one family, our family is here to show support to the families of the fallen officers. My kids didn't March with me but if they want to I have no problem leting them. I will agree the uniforms are pretty bad. Saw officers with no ties, gym shoes, no name tags, and a couple with no hats. If you want something to complain about there you go, that looks sloppy.

5/03/2015 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The march has nothing to do with remembering anyone. People go just to get out of spring inspection and free breakfast and others turn it into a family production. Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice are not even spoken of. They should recite every name, and have a moment of silence, and do it all in the middle of Michigan ave, with traffic shut down. That's what a city would do if it actually wanted to display some real appreciation and class

5/03/2015 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree stop marching with the kids and pets

5/03/2015 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC, can you please verify the story that FOP plans to settle the Mike Shields whistleblower case? Why would we give this guy our money after what he did? Un-fucking-believable!

5/03/2015 08:54:00 AM

Haven't you been here long enough?

You pay people off to shut them up so the evidence never sees the light of day, period. This case was not being tried in the public eye, so there IS no other reason to pay him off other than that they do NOT want what he has made public record, the end.

This is a payoff because he must have enough shit on those involved to cause problems for the elected criminals stealing this city and it's employees blind.

What can be said about Shields is that if he's willing to settle, then he's just another traitor to the membership looking to make his own bed softer while fucking us all out of more money.

5/03/2015 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see so many officers show up to honor our fallen today. But, really, you appearance? Come on already! That gathering looked like an Inspector's wet dream! With all the goatees, long hair, no name tags, boots, gym shoes, no white gloves. Unreal! No wonder the Supt has sent the Inspectors to the units! Can't we all just conform to standards at least this one day of the year??

5/03/2015 10:34:00 AM

They should have an inspector do roll call inspection of every unit prior to them stepping off. I saw coppers with cargo pants, gym shoes, unshaven etc.

5/03/2015 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right 5:20am. Cline and the memorial has co-opted the event. He pushed out the 50 some prior Superintendents and mayors who did squat. Ask the gold star families and injured officers what he has done. Maybe if you worked on the job he would have noticed you.

5/03/2015 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This march is for the families of the fallen. Our families are the most important part of our lives! I want my children there so everyone could see the children that will be effected by the sacrifice of a police officer

5/03/2015 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue Shields ? You've got it backwards. It's sue the Shitty Wide crew for setting Shields up. Shields is going to get paid, big time. The truth of what really happened, is all going to come out.

5/03/2015 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

You are a beatoff. We march for the memory of the fallen and their families. This should be a family event because when the dust settles on this job that is all we will have left.

5/03/2015 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see so many officers show up to honor our fallen today. But, really, you appearance? Come on already! That gathering looked like an Inspector's wet dream! With all the goatees, long hair, no name tags, boots, gym shoes,

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I saw a 012th District female officer with 3 inch high heel shoes. Disgraceful . . no wonder 012 has to call for a sergeant on every job.. they have no clue.

5/03/2015 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the one time of the whole year where we all gather together. From all districts and units. It is hard to believe that the years and seasons just went by. This is my last year. God has been good to me. I am blessed with good health and good friends and family. I will always remember those that did not make it. Both in the line of duty deaths and non line of duty deaths. My partner died of a rare cancer three years ago. We both started together. Trust me, if you have good health you got it all. You never know what the next chapter of life will be like.

5/03/2015 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who could not go were with you in spirit. Glad it was a comfortable warm day to show the flag.

Prayers for the fallen and for those who still carry on after them.

Keeping order, confining the problems and protecting the innocent so they can get through their hard-enough-already day is truly God's work. Have no doubt about that -- even at the worst times. One more elderly person who made it up their stairs safely and in their door with their tiny bag of groceries is where it's at.

"There is nothing in a day more important then all the small things that go to make up that day."

5/03/2015 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Will this be a weekend with no deaths by GSW?"

5/03/2015 01:40:00 AM

No.

A fella could hope, but...no.

"Leak & Sons Funeral Homes offer a full line of quality end of life services. We have a large selection of caskets, urns, and clothing to fit every budget..."

Makes no impression. >shudder<

5/03/2015 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year, the same shit. I'm not going. I'm going. Bring the kids, don't bring the kids. Michigan Ave. Not Michigan avenue.

Jesus, it's to honor the fallen and their famailies. Can it just be about that? Put aside the bickering about it? It's not going back to Michigan Ave. people are going to bring their kids. Until uniform standards are enforced, there will be slobs.

Go or don't go, but please, shut the fuck up about it.

5/03/2015 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two dead terrorists in TX. Well done officer.

5/03/2015 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...bitching about dogs at the march? Holy christ with our country being torn apart by Obama and his mindless followers and police getting killed, maimed, and hated on at an all time rate? Must be a cat person

5/03/2015 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Cline draws a Six figure salary from the Memorial Fund. I'd rather give my $$$$$ to the families direct!

5/03/2015 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the comments here are ridiculous. Don't bring your kids and the march is all bullshit, GFY! Great day today and great time with the family! Never forget our fallen brothers and sisters and if you can't sacrifice one day out of the year for them then as they say "kill yo self"

5/03/2015 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline and the memorial has co-opted the event. He pushed out the 50 some prior Superintendents and mayors who did squat.......


Cline-oh....many have noticed him, what a stellar example of a fit, ready and able P/O. Especially while in uniform.

Okay, I lied.

Glad he's gone!

5/03/2015 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a beatoff. We march for the memory of the fallen and their families. This should be a family event because when the dust settles on this job that is all we will have left.


Do yourself and family a favor...skip St Jude and try the ZOO next year.
The families (and pets) should be on the sidelines supporting those in the March.
(A beatoff?? Haven't heard that one in about 30 years!)

5/03/2015 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This march is for the families of the fallen. Our families are the most important part of our lives! I want my children there so everyone could see the children that will be effected by the sacrifice of a police officer

5/03/2015 08:44:00 PM

Amen brother, amen!

5/03/2015 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

You are a beatoff. We march for the memory of the fallen and their families. This should be a family event because when the dust settles on this job that is all we will have left.

5/03/2015 09:19:00 PM

Kids and dogs belong in neighborhood Independence Day parades, not a formation of uniformed police officers.

No one issued the kids or dogs uniform of the day standards or step-off points. This is your JOB, a formal showing of colors, not your backyard barbeque.

5/03/2015 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, can you please verify the story that FOP plans to settle the Mike Shields whistleblower case? Why would we give this guy our money after what he did? Un-fucking-believable!
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Please God tell me its a rumor. What the Shields family has done while in the FOP is punishment enough to the CPD. Mike all you did while the President was make a lot of coppers think that we lost our retro money. AND what an asshat our Sgt at Arms Daniel Shields was. He loved the sound of his voice. You arrogant cuss. We met you at our district and you were such an ass hole unless you had tits. We laughed at you when you left and we thought if your pick up lines were any indication of your ability as the sgt at arms. We were in big trouble. thankGod that the shields experiment is a thing of the past.Now please don't pay this goof a nickel. Just go away.

5/03/2015 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is bashing the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, do yourself a favor and do some legit research. Last year they gave out just shy of $2 million dollars to the families of Chicago Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Go talk to some of these wonderful families and find out what the Memorial did for them. They have the highest rating any charity can have. Also, do yourself a favor for your piece of mind and write a letter to the department that states that in the event something happens to you, your family will not accept any contributions from the Memorial foundation.

5/03/2015 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

You are a beatoff. We march for the memory of the fallen and their families. This should be a family event because when the dust settles on this job that is all we will have left.

5/03/2015 09:19:00 PM

Kids and dogs belong in neighborhood Independence Day parades, not a formation of uniformed police officers.

No one issued the kids or dogs uniform of the day standards or step-off points. This is your JOB, a formal showing of colors, not your backyard barbeque.

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Agree 100 percent. Bring the family kids dogs etc but let them watch from the side. This is about families, just not our family. It's about the fallen officers and their families, not yours. And stop dressing kids up as cops in this March. This is the one day a year where the uniform actually stands for something... Don't disgrace it by putting your 8 year old in mock cpd gear. Be professional for once and March as a unit and as adults. Only cpd could turn something like st Jude into a laughable circus

5/04/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White lives matter..unless you are a liberal...than you can go f#@* yourself

5/04/2015 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If dean said he was mediating with shields, it was never told to the board of directors. Neither was the MOU for the 10.5 hour day in 005. Dean said he will produce the MOU and he still has not! Many others have asked and they were told they were not entitled to it. Typical dean, does what he wants without informing the members.

Also, the FOP has insurance for lawsuits. Dont be surprised if shields offers dean a percentage to encourage a settlement. It's been going on since the first lawsuit in 2001.

Wake up people!

5/04/2015 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people have to march with their kids cause both mom and dad are the police. I would say though if your kids march with you atleast dress them nicely, not in shorts and t-shirts.....

5/04/2015 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

5/03/2015 10:57:00 AM

If someone wants to walk with their kid so be it. It's not like our kids can come visit us at work like 90% of the other jobs out there. As a kid I remember going to my Dads job and got a kick out of it. This is the one day a kid can come out and be apart of our job. So, respectfully I disagree with you that this is nonsense.

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Take a look at mt greenwood or Beverly. Everyday you see cars in the neighborhood from 003,004,005,006,008,009,007,010,011, east beats of 022, gang teams, gun teams, sat teams, narcotics and gangs... Guess what, they aren't on routine patrol the are stopping at home... Yeahhhhhh, u didn't think about that huh? So since you actually CAN stop home at least once a day... And we are all cops so don't say you can't sneak home I feel bad for the people who can't see families while at work. We can.. Don't make dramatic statements that are false but use the poor me story to make a point.. Sorry but your argument is invalid

5/04/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mr. Badass Iron Worker from New York:

No one gives a fuck about your former job. Pretending that iron workers are in any way comparable to or better than police officers, simply because your coworkers were too stupid to take proper safety precautions, is ridiculous. If you don't understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by police officers, maybe you should fuck off back to New York and don that hardhat you clearly forgot to wear the first time around. We'll all be so impressed. You're a fucking disgrace. The rest of us "knobs" will be much safer without your worthless ass on the streets. I'm sure you won't respond whenever someone reads this post to you, but I'll ask anyway: Why did you leave your amazing job in New York to become a lowly police officer in shitty Chicago? What's keeping you here?

5/04/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Nice turn out, beautiful day but can we stop this nonsense of marching with children, crying babies, strollers, dogs. That's not what St. Jude is about and it's getting worse.

Hey "Grinch", just because you can't or will not produce any heirs doesn't mean that other coppers can't bring their loved ones to this great march. Do yourself a favor and don't come to St. Jude and stay in your rat hole "Grinch". You must be a real jewel of a person to be stuck with for an entire shift.

5/04/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a 012th District female officer with 3 inch high heel shoes. Disgraceful . . no wonder 012 has to call for a sergeant on every job.. they have no clue.

5/03/2015 09:27:00 PM

I guess I've heard it all. Tell me she was in uniform and no one stopped this. I never missed a St. Jude's in my career, but it was getting pretty bad before I retired. I really could not stand the fact that it meant nothing to many attendees. It was always the most important day of the year for me. I could honor the fallen, many that I knew. I was proud to be the police so I could honor them. I never marched without tears in my eyes. The bad behavior, ridiculous uniform problems, and bringing the kids to march is all wrong. It takes the solemn meaning of the march away. This is not a parade. Don't you think it's weird to march with children looking at pictures of deceased officers? I hope they don't know why they're marching! This could be really scary to a child. If you do march with kids, why can't you go to the end of the march? Also, please stop dancing to the beat of the drums. You're not at a club! With the state of insanity in this country right now, I would not even want my children marching with me. I would feel that I was putting them in danger. I can't wait to read all the hateful responses, from the people that like to change things to their way. After all it is all about them and not about respect to our fallen.

5/04/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Long Blue Line

It was a beautiful day for a parade and I have missed very few of them since 1973. It was good to see that there are still a few that remember and as the years go by they get fewer.

BTW Is the Memorial guarded 24/7?

Not by a remote CCTV but a close armed police presence at all times to prevent vandalism.

5/04/2015 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St Jude march was much nicer on Michigan Avenue, in that we marched to Holy Name Cathedral and mass was said directly afterwards. Officers who passed away that year (under any circumstances) had their name honored at mass.

The cpd memorial fund has been generous to all police families who have suffered a loss of any kind. But the fact remains that Kline has always been for himself and is the most clever con man, and he should not accept a salary from the fund. And he only works 6 months per year getting a six figure salary to wine and dine the rich and famous.

5/04/2015 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ringling Bros has a parade
Disney has a parade
We have a FUCKING march!
Stop calling it a parade. That being said, any and all that love us and who we love should be welcome.

5/04/2015 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is bashing the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, do yourself a favor and do some legit research. Last year they gave out just shy of $2 million dollars to the families of Chicago Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Go talk to some of these wonderful families and find out what the Memorial did for them. They have the highest rating any charity can have. Also, do yourself a favor for your piece of mind and write a letter to the department that states that in the event something happens to you, your family will not accept any contributions from the Memorial foundation.

5/03/2015 11:59:00 PM

How much money did the cpd memorial foundation take in? Is it verified by the IRS and a third party? Why does Phil Cline draw such a huge salary? Why are their financial data not listed with charitynavigator.com?

5/04/2015 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I walked further to and from the parking lot to the dist.line-up than the actual parade route itself. Maybe it is time to clean it up and think about change.

5/04/2015 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is bashing the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, do yourself a favor and do some legit research. Last year they gave out just shy of $2 million dollars to the families of Chicago Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Go talk to some of these wonderful families and find out what the Memorial did for them. They have the highest rating any charity can have. Also, do yourself a favor for your piece of mind and write a letter to the department that states that in the event something happens to you, your family will not accept any contributions from the Memorial foundation.

The foundation gave 2 million dollars and Fat Phil made 150k from the foundation. Let's see Fat Phil draws a salary of 150k from the dept and 150k from the Memorial Foundation. 300k a year. Disgusting! You keep blowing Fat Phil as the greatest.

5/04/2015 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead of all the knobs out there who want to get all dressed up just so they can put some pics on facebook. Don't forget... It's only a job,it should be treated as such. When I worked as an iron worker in New York before I lived here we had guys dying at work from bad falls, crushed to death and head injuries. 1 or 2 a year at least... People all over die at work. It unfortunately happens.. They don't get a March or have dramatic guys getting all dressed up and trolling facebook with at Jude uniform pics to get "that a boys" and comments from the civilian friends. Stop looking for the pat on the back we are no different from any other job... My job as an iron worker was 10 times more stressful and dangerous than this job ever had been. It's almost like I retired when I took this job, easy going and limited stress.. Cops just love to talk about how stressed they are from "the job".. Give me a break

5/03/2015 04:09:00 PM

Why don't you go back and work as an iron worker once again. It's obvious you couldn't get into medical school and become a brain surgeon. Attitudes like yours are what make people ... and other cops hate us. And don't give us that "stay at home with my family" crap. We don't buy it and know you're probably out at the local tavern in your neighborhood, bum rapping your brothers and sisters in blue. You're a fucking moron.

5/04/2015 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the uniform the weaves and the hair on some of these coppers are ridiculous whatever happened to no dreads or braids. Inspectors should start enforcing the rules. Especially on the st Jude March for gods sake.

5/04/2015 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The march is for the families of the fallen not for your kids, pets and girlfriends, they can stand across from the review stand where they can show their support. All this talk about families come first or copers having to squeeze in a little family time during the march is complete nonsense and irrelevant. We all love our kids, we all work weird hours and holidays. The march takes an hour, spend time with the family afterwards.

And the Det. & OCD can put on the dress blues for one day, you guys look ridiculous marching in sport coats.

5/04/2015 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking garage workers were totally useless dickheads.

5/04/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Whoever is bashing the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, do yourself a favor and do some legit research. Last year they gave out just shy of $2 million dollars to the families of Chicago Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Go talk to some of these wonderful families and find out what the Memorial did for them. They have the highest rating any charity can have. Also, do yourself a favor for your piece of mind and write a letter to the department that states that in the event something happens to you, your family will not accept any contributions from the Memorial foundation.

Please tell me what any of this has to do with Phil taking a six figure salary from a charity that he started? On top of his six figure pension.

 

5/04/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This march is for the families of the fallen. Our families are the most important part of our lives! I want my children there so everyone could see the children that will be effected by the sacrifice of a police officer

5/03/2015 08:44:00 PM
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Children and pets should be on the sidelines watching this FORMAL parade.
They should not be a part of it.
That is not the intent of this parade.

5/04/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will be there at St. Jude march. This whole event under the radar has been taken over by cpdmemorial.org Fat Phil Cline has no shame, he makes a hefty salary with cpdmemorial.org. That is on top of his pension. I researched cpdmemorial.org financial records on charitynavigator.com and I could not find anything. I could not find anything on their own website either. What are they hiding? Have they no shame? When I call cpd memorial foundation I won't receive a straight answer.

I contribute 3% of my salary to charitable organizations. We have enough police memorial foundation charities. We don't need another one. They also need to stop co-opting the St. Jude March with their marketing bullshit. They insinuate they are affiliated with the city of Chicago or the C.P.D. by having their run to remember in the same week with the St. Jude March.

5/03/2015 05:20:00 AM

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Good Lord! You really are pathetic.
Here is the link: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=562450501#.VUdpV7R0zOM

Phil Cline, while he does get a large salary (it could be lowered) but I believe for the work he does he deserves a salary.
This man travels across the country soliciting donations, he works long hours soliciting donations, he gets some of those very large corporate donations.
That is not easy work.

The memorial foundation does a lot of good work for all Chicago police officers. They not only assist families when an officer is killed but assist officers that are injured.
The memorial foundation is for the officers.

As for the Run to Remember being held the same weekend as St. Jude march
I guess no one at the Academy enlightened you when you were a recruit - The Run to Remember and St. Jude are the kick off to National Police Week.
And both events are a fitting kick off!

5/04/2015 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow-you guys complain on the blog when the Inspectors do their jobs and you complain when they don't inspect you at St Jude! Don't say "I went for the fallen officers" if you looked like a crackhead in uniform at St Jude. That's just disrespectful at the highest level.

5/04/2015 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The police are hidden from view. It's for family And friends but it just shows no support from Anyone else. St. Jude Is a great cause but it is a shame how Police are treated. It's your inspection lol what a crock

5/03/2015 11:45:00 AM

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Do you think that when it was held on Michigan Ave that we had crowds of people cheering us on?
Never happened.
I honestly feel that with it held at its current location, we get more people viewing the parade.

5/04/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the kids , strollers, dogs home said the jag offs who don't have any of the listed and still live in moms basement. Just shut up. Nobody cares about this parade except for ourselves and our families. It's a family event and the sole purpose is to honor the fallen. The more the merrier.

5/04/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead of all the knobs out there who want to get all dressed up just so they can put some pics on facebook. Don't forget... It's only a job,it should be treated as such. When I worked as an iron worker in New York before I lived here we had guys dying at work from bad falls, crushed to death and head injuries. 1 or 2 a year at least... People all over die at work. It unfortunately happens.. They don't get a March or have dramatic guys getting all dressed up and trolling facebook with at Jude uniform pics to get "that a boys" and comments from the civilian friends. Stop looking for the pat on the back we are no different from any other job... My job as an iron worker was 10 times more stressful and dangerous than this job ever had been. It's almost like I retired when I took this job, easy going and limited stress.. Cops just love to talk about how stressed they are from "the job".. Give me a break


There's one big difference. Nobody is going out and murdering iron workers for being iron workers. The deaths you described were accidents, not intentional efforts to hurt them for being in their line of work. Stop knocking your co-workers, we have the rest of the fucking world to hate us right now, can we at least be civil to each other?

5/04/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foundation gave 2 million dollars and Fat Phil made 150k from the foundation. Let's see Fat Phil draws a salary of 150k from the dept and 150k from the Memorial Foundation. 300k a year. Disgusting! You keep blowing Fat Phil as the greatest.
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No thanks, YOU keep blowing Fat Phil...

5/04/2015 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD was just sloppy looking. We really are a very unprofessional looking police department even on St Jude's. I didn't see ISP or Cook County Sheriff marching with dogs or their families. They weren't wearing braids or heels or work boots, gym shoes, or heels. I welcome Inspectors.

5/04/2015 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the kids in uniform looked better than most of the Police Officers in uniform.

5/04/2015 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Phil Cline, while he does get a large salary (it could be lowered) but I believe for the work he does he deserves a salary.
This man travels across the country soliciting donations, he works long hours soliciting donations, he gets some of those very large corporate donations.
That is not easy work."
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I'd like to live off his steakhouse tab. That man could feed a battalion of Marines with all the Prime Cow he shovels down his gullet.

5/04/2015 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead...

Why the fuck didn't you stay in your beloved New York?
What a fuckin stroke.

5/04/2015 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree 100 percent. Bring the family kids dogs etc but let them watch from the side. This is about families, just not our family. It's about the fallen officers and their families, not yours. And stop dressing kids up as cops in this March. This is the one day a year where the uniform actually stands for something... Don't disgrace it by putting your 8 year old in mock cpd gear. Be professional for once and March as a unit and as adults. Only cpd could turn something like st Jude into a laughable circus

5/04/2015 12:16:00 AM

Perfectly stated. Why can't you march at the end of the line with your families instead of disrupting your unit. It's bad enough that many coppers can't keep in step and every year you get someone taking out your shoe from behind like some senior in a grocery store with a shopping cart. Now put some marching toddlers in the mix, they also cannot keep in step. You are supposed to be a para military organization. Check in with your unit and go to the back of the line. Oh that's right this would inconvenience you and add time to your trip. So spend a little extra time with your families. I refuse to go any more, it has turned into a circus. I cannot honor the fallen with these things happening. What a shame.

5/04/2015 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Cline, while he does get a large salary (it could be lowered) but I believe for the work he does he deserves a salary.
This man travels across the country soliciting donations, he works long hours soliciting donations, he gets some of those very large corporate donations.
That is not easy work.

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I cannot sympathize with that statement. Please, pay me $150,000 per year and for all my expenses to fly to California, stay in a luxury hotel, rent a luxury vehicle, and eat and drink in a fancy restaurant with a movie star.

Most retirees I know enjoy donating their time to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, thrift shops, veterans associations, homeless shelters, children's organizations, ministries and churches, etc. Retirement teaches you that you don't need as much as you always thought you did and that time is precious and short. Well, at least for some of us - it feels good doing something for others who sincerely appreciate our help.

If Fill loved the cpd as much as he says he does, he would donate his time to the memorial fund and not accept a salary.

5/04/2015 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My uncle came on the job in the 70's and I remember seeing several pictures of the parade during that era. No children, no pets and every officer looked sharp. It's just another tradition down the drain. Now your lucky if you can have any type of formation let alone five officers in each roll.

5/04/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead of all the knobs out there who want to get all dressed up just so they can put some pics on facebook. Don't forget... It's only a job,it should be treated as such. When I worked as an iron worker in New York before I lived here we had guys dying at work from bad falls, crushed to death and head injuries. 1 or 2 a year at least... People all over die at work. It unfortunately happens.. They don't get a March or have dramatic guys getting all dressed up and trolling facebook with at Jude uniform pics to get "that a boys" and comments from the civilian friends. Stop looking for the pat on the back we are no different from any other job... My job as an iron worker was 10 times more stressful and dangerous than this job ever had been. It's almost like I retired when I took this job, easy going and limited stress.. Cops just love to talk about how stressed they are from "the job".. Give me a break


I agree about the Facebook police. It disgusts me. I'm new to this job (4.5 years) but 3rd generation so I understand a lot of the values and traditions. If there's really one thing that I can't stand is when one of our own is anti police. You're one of those guys that probably thought "I'll give this police thing a try" because the iron worker thing didn't pan out for you. If you have a certain opinion about us either fucking quit or don't display it on a public forum where you can fuel the fire of the police haters in the media. The same media that treats iron workers like shit. Oh wait...

5/04/2015 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was the FBI SWAT team patroling at St. Jude? Was there specific threats made against CPD? To the dumb asses marching with your children. You are soft as wale shit. You are targets and by your children marching next to you they were exposed. Dumb asses!! FBI SWAT was protecting us against threats and you bitches want to have your kids exposed too. i did not see one State Trooper, or Cook County Police marching with his children. And by the way ISP and Cook County looked sharp. We the CPD looked like shit!!

5/04/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State FOP is in court ordered mediation on the Mike Shields case. Any civil lawsuit goes through this process. The only dirt here is what else Mike a Shields did or didn't do. It will all be exposed.

5/04/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People above keep saying they thought there was a nice turnout today? I only saw 14 of the 100 people on our watch this morning. Now I realize I might have missed a few but I'll even let you double the number I saw, and that's still a really poor 28% attendance rate. The department and the citizens don't appreciate the work everyone does, so I don't hold it against anyone from showing up, but I'd say it was far from a nice showing.


100 people on your watch? We are lucky if we have 50.

5/04/2015 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree 100 percent. Bring the family kids dogs etc but let them watch from the side. This is about families, just not our family. It's about the fallen officers and their families, not yours. And stop dressing kids up as cops in this March. This is the one day a year where the uniform actually stands for something... Don't disgrace it by putting your 8 year old in mock cpd gear. Be professional for once and March as a unit and as adults. Only cpd could turn something like st Jude into a laughable circus
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Hey Dick cheese. I am a proud Policeman and I bring my kids every year and I dress them up in Police gear. With all the jagoffs who hate us this is the one time of the year where I march to honor friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice and when I'm holding my kids hands an I look in the stands, I see the family of friends and not ever have they ever complained about Officers marching with their kids. I march with my kids and God forbid if I die in the line of duty my family will have the memories of walking with their Dad. If I died in the line of duty I would hope Officers march with their kids so my family can see that this Very Thin blue line is composed of not only the Officers who patrol the beat but the families we leave behind who worry if were going to make it back home....

5/04/2015 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a section at the end for those who cannot get a sitter. Great comparison, it's not an Independence Day parade.

We are paying respect to our fallen. Dress appropriately. It is also summer inspection, Commanders, so make sure your charges are dressed correctly. If they aren't, let them march but have them stand inspection at the make up. Let them know that ahead of time. Stop getting played.

EVERYONE should be in uniform. Save the civvies for brunch.

Just my two cents.

5/04/2015 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be the 28th year that I have marched in the Saint Judes March. I have a few more to go Lord willing.

I have read through all these comments but I still have a few opinions of my own.

1. As a Cook County Sheriff's Policeman, I have nothing but respect for my brothers in blue in the Chicago Police Department. over the years I have had many opportunities to work with your department especially back when I was assigned to the State's Attorney's Detail. I cherish the many friendships that I have developed over the years.

In all those years, I along with other Cook County Sheriff's policemen have been treated with the greatest of respect by our brothers in the Chicago Police Department at the march. I'd like to thank you for this!

2. Honestly, I think it was a mistake to move the march off Michigan.... in all of my years I've never seen something so beautiful and so moving as the long blue line that my department gladly follows behind along with our brothers from the Illinois State Police up Michigan Avenue. Then ending up in front of Holy Name Cathedral, the house of God is highly appropriate in my mind at least to honor our lost brethren.

Perhaps someone on the blog knows differently but I would guess that the Michigan Avenue Merchants Association most likely had something to do with moving this March, and they went to their waterboy Richard M Daley to get it done.

3. I have never been so ashamed of a man that could be called our elected Sheriff. How and why this man chooses not to partake in this important event honoring our fallen is simply lost upon me. I am terribly ashamed that this man represents our department.

Even the elected Cook County Board President chooses to be there although she does not hold much merit in my mind either but at least she'll show up.

My fellow 33rd degree Mason Dick Elrod, Jim O'Grady and Mike Sheahan always showed up. Elrod even attended mass.

4. My old friend Rabbi Wolf was right there. absolutely nothing will keep that man from overseeing his flock of blue. I hope to God that all of the young up-and-coming policemen know what a great asset the Rabbi is to all of us regardless of faith.

Shame on Tom Dart.

5/04/2015 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do some of you give so much of a fuck what your co-workers look like we have a layers of Bosses etc..that get paid big bucks to worry about that shit. Then you cry foul when the inspector and other talk about the shit you do long story short Mind your own Fucking Business.

5/04/2015 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there 29 years leaving in September, was at run to remember saw Cline,Wysinger,Guiliford, nice that they werectgerecand they walked the run, were pleasant took time to talk to working coppers thanks for that! Now for the gold stars that did not show up! Nothing to say, but there they all were don't know how many but looked like a platoon of gold stars at St.Jude March way to many bosses whose idea is it to give these gold stars pension depleting badges away?

5/04/2015 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks. I'll stay home with my family instead of all the knobs out there who want to get all dressed up just so they can put some pics on facebook. Don't forget... It's only a job,it should be treated as such. When I worked as an iron worker in New York before I lived here we had guys dying at work from bad falls, crushed to death and head injuries. 1 or 2 a year at least... People all over die at work. It unfortunately happens.. They don't get a March or have dramatic guys getting all dressed up and trolling facebook with at Jude uniform pics to get "that a boys" and comments from the civilian friends. Stop looking for the pat on the back we are no different from any other job... My job as an iron worker was 10 times more stressful and dangerous than this job ever had been. It's almost like I retired when I took this job, easy going and limited stress.. Cops just love to talk about how stressed they are from "the job".. Give me a break


There's one big difference. Nobody is going out and murdering iron workers for being iron workers. The deaths you described were accidents, not intentional efforts to hurt them for being in their line of work. Stop knocking your co-workers, we have the rest of the fucking world to hate us right now, can we at least be civil to each other?

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Unfortunately there is no difference.. Death is death. People die everyday.. Tragic but true. No matter the means the families grieve just as much. Get over yourself.

5/04/2015 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Keep the kids , strollers, dogs home said the jag offs who don't have any of the listed and still live in moms basement. Just shut up. Nobody cares about this parade except for ourselves and our families. It's a family event and the sole purpose is to honor the fallen. The more the merrier.

5/04/2015 08:32:00 AM
Tell that to the kids of the fallen. It was never a family outing. It is an unfortunate but necessary SOLEMN assembly to show support and respect to the families. Not rub it in the faces of the kids. The tragic circumstances that brought about the deaths of these officers and the eternal heartache that the surviving family feels everyday precludes even the remote notion that this is YOUR day or a fuckin picnic atmosphere.

5/04/2015 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Assist the injured on duty" what are you talking about? I know of several P/O's shot on duty including myself. The department did nothing for them. In fact we were jacked around by the medical department no one did a god damn thing for anyone who was not politically connected.

5/04/2015 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that when Phil was supt, he moved the st judes march from michigan avenue to the memorial, and all the past supt's just keep going along with it. It has nothing to do with michigan avenue merchants. Unless someone knows some other reason?

5/04/2015 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Unfortunately there is no difference.. Death is death. People die everyday.. Tragic but true. No matter the means the families grieve just as much. Get over yourself.

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A sandwich is a sandwich. People eat every day. Now that we both got random statements out of the way, maybe we can focus on the differences you fail to see. Iron workers aren't out there putting their lives on the line to defend your family. Iron workers don't rush to the sound of gunfire, despite the danger that situation entails. Iron workers don't die because they chose to put themselves in danger so that others can be safe from that danger. Iron workers die because they failed to follow proper safety procedures, or because some shit went terribly wrong. Death is death. People die every day. But there is a difference. If you die because your dumb ass stepped off a curb in front of a bus, that's a whole hell of a lot different than a police officer dying while responding to a call to help some random stranger simply because it's his job to do so. He chooses to put himself at risk of death or serious injury for complete strangers, even those who hate him just for being the police. If you don't see a difference, that's simply because you don't want there to be a difference. It makes you feel better to think that way. Sleep tight with your delusions. We'll do our best to keep you safe.

5/04/2015 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to the kids of the fallen. It was never a family outing. It is an unfortunate but necessary SOLEMN assembly to show support and respect to the families. Not rub it in the faces of the kids. The tragic circumstances that brought about the deaths of these officers and the eternal heartache that the surviving family feels everyday precludes even the remote notion that this is YOUR day or a fuckin picnic atmosphere.

5/04/2015 06:59:00 PM

Thank you. Best post in this thread.

5/04/2015 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree 100 percent. Bring the family kids dogs etc but let them watch from the side. This is about families, just not our family. It's about the fallen officers and their families, not yours. And stop dressing kids up as cops in this March. This is the one day a year where the uniform actually stands for something... Don't disgrace it by putting your 8 year old in mock cpd gear. Be professional for once and March as a unit and as adults. Only cpd could turn something like st Jude into a laughable circus

5/04/2015 12:16:00 AM

Perfectly stated. Why can't you march at the end of the line with your families instead of disrupting your unit. It's bad enough that many coppers can't keep in step and every year you get someone taking out your shoe from behind like some senior in a grocery store with a shopping cart. Now put some marching toddlers in the mix, they also cannot keep in step. You are supposed to be a para military organization. Check in with your unit and go to the back of the line. Oh that's right this would inconvenience you and add time to your trip. So spend a little extra time with your families. I refuse to go any more, it has turned into a circus. I cannot honor the fallen with these things happening. What a shame.

5/04/2015 12:04:00 PM

Why don't you worry about yourself instead of what your coworkers are doing? I'd call us your brothers but clearly you're a snively brat who boycotts a march to honor your fallen brethren due to a personal hangup about toddlers.

5/04/2015 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was not FBI SWAT. That was the Chicago Police SWAT Team. They were watching our backs just in case. Thank you to the green ghosts.

5/04/2015 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All who are saying Cline should give his time and not get paid, I pose a question. How many hours are you donating to other Officers? Yes he is getting a pension but most of us do the eight and go home. Think nothing of the job until our next tour. Those bosses, like them or hate them, are on call 27/7, so of course they will make more, hence larger pensions. Before you ask of others to do, ask yourself what are you doing?

5/04/2015 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foundation gave 2 million dollars and Fat Phil made 150k from the foundation. Let's see Fat Phil draws a salary of 150k from the dept and 150k from the Memorial Foundation. 300k a year. Disgusting! You keep blowing Fat Phil as the greatest.

5/04/2015 06:25:00 AM

Class comment. Having a difference of opinion is okay. Relax Angry, things will get better.

5/04/2015 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally like the St. Jude March being at the Memorial site. I have visited Police Memorials in other states and found ours to be tops. It is the only one I have seen that also honors our brothers and sisters that have been seriously injured in the line of duty with that beautiful statue of the Police Officer in the wheel chair. I find it to be a "sacred place" for the family members of our brothers and sisters. I have been to 22 of our St. Jude Marches and have been proud to March in all of them. I also realize it has nothing to do with me, let's remember who we are honoring, the Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice and their families. Wherever the families want the March to be is where it should be.

5/04/2015 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having served with 2 other agencies as well as CPD it's hard to agree that ISP & CCSD looked sharp while some of the CPD officers looked like they bought their dress blues from Goodwill. Granted, the State furnishes tailored dress uniforms to the troopers but the county does not issue anything to the Deputies-just a uniform allowance Some CPD could/should wear a proper uniform or pretend they are a Det, and wear a suit.
And it's good that "Sheriff" Dart doesn't attend or he'd be there in his track suit while chasing TV cameras to claim how great he thinks he is.

5/04/2015 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT was there to protect us because we are targets. Why would you want your family especially your kids to also be targets? There is nothing wrong with your family coming and cheering you on the sidelines. There is NO reason for your wife, kids or pets to be in a military style formation when you are marching. Zero! Get over your selves. I never knew there were that many insecure, sloppy, ignorant, police officers. Next year stay home.

5/05/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you worry about yourself instead of what your coworkers are doing? I'd call us your brothers but clearly you're a snively brat who boycotts a march to honor your fallen brethren due to a personal hangup about toddlers.

5/04/2015 10:10:00 PM

No not "snively", who uses this terminology. You must be highly intelligent. I did 25 years at St. Jude's Marches never missing one. I would continue to go as a retired but now I choose not to. Another person with no comprehension skills making judgements. Only your opinion counts. I only worry about the honored fallen, many of whom were my friends. It's too heart breaking to attend now that people have no respect. You should be able to figure that out shouldn't you? I know you're really smart but you got this one wrong.

5/05/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear uninformed,

Why is it necessary to take shots at an organization that does so much to assist Chicago police officers in need? Also, what does Phil Cline's pension have to do with what he's paid at the CPMF? He works a job, he should be compensated.

For those who can't find CPMF on Charity Navigator:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=562450501

IF you'd like to see CPMF assistance numbers by month, visit here:

http://www.cpdmemorial.org/fundraising/assistance/

Please note, the CPMF is proud to report that .80 of every dollar donated goes toward programs to assist Chicago police officers.

5/05/2015 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should march on Michigan Avenue..then have a breakfast at Gold Star Park for $10/person...where I am sure Phil can get food, drink, and canopies donated by businesses...and children can play and the Gold Star families be recognized and feel that they are not forgotten. Money would go to Gold Star families.

5/05/2015 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Should march on Michigan Avenue..then have a breakfast at Gold Star Park for $10/person...where I am sure Phil can get food, drink, and canopies donated by businesses...and children can play and the Gold Star families be recognized and feel that they are not forgotten. Money would go to Gold Star families.


Sounds like a great idea.

5/08/2015 09:31:00 AM  

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