Honorary Street Sign
From our e-mail:
- Thanks to the effort of Ald Napolitiano, Chris Vittorio, the rest if the 41st Ward staff and Jimmy Kehoe(Retired CPD Sgt) Oxford Ave from Devon to Avondale will receive the name of Honorary Patrolman Joseph Cali Way. Joe, a terrific Officer and survivor of the US Army Vietnam came home joined the CPD and was murdered by some lowlife Police killer in the projects on Lake Street in the 013th District. Jimmy was Joe's partner on May 17, 1975 when he was struck down by a sniper from the projects. It turns out this Police killer John Brown, had just robbed a store at 2001 W Lake St with a 22 caliber rifle. Upon returning to the Henry Horner Homes, Brown bragged to his friends that he would kill a Police Officer with his rifle. A massive manhunt began, at which time project people attacked the assembled Officers with bricks and bottles. This murderer was subsequently arrested and received only 20-25 years for this heroes murder. Brown served half the sentence and was paroled in 1986. Please attend this dedication on Nov 14, 1100 hrs on the NW corner of Devon and Oxford. Former CPD Phil Cline will be present. In addition please pass this information along. We must honor this hero.
Lots of police and police families up that way. Hope to see a good turnout.