Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Cop Saves Cyclist

  • The swift actions of an off-duty Chicago police officer may have saved the life of a bicyclist seriously wounded after a violent crash Sunday morning on the city's North Side.

    Sean Hayes, a Chicago Police Department firearms instructor, was driving with his 6-year-old son around 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of North Damen Avenue in Roscoe Village when he spotted a young man who appeared dazed and was holding a hand to his neck.

    "I asked him if he was OK," Hayes said. "Then, all of a sudden, blood came out of his neck. He said, 'Help! I'm hurt.'"

    The 21-year-old man had been riding his bicycle to work when he crashed into a car door that opened in his path, completely folding the door against the front of the car. At some point during the wreck, an edge of the car door apparently clipped the cyclist's neck, causing him to bleed profusely.
Good job Officer.

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39 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outlaw car doors. We need to save the children.

7/05/2016 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great human being...as majority of Police Officers are...fine, caring, best of the best....

7/05/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work and quick thinking. Well Done officer.

7/05/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep fighting for residency or other bullshit. How about fighting for making VRI or VRE or mandatory days off cancelled pensionable. In Boston coppers working "the big dig@ were able to work all of their days off for time and 1/2 and it was all pensionable. Their retirement was based on the last 3 years of the average of their "pensionable" salary.
Think about it guys. Instead of fighting for residency or 2% how about fighting for making all overtime (including VRI and VRE) pensionable. We will pay our 9% or whatever it is but when we retire our salary will be based on a % of the average of our last 4 years of PENSION ABLE salary.
The guys that worked the big dig in Boston were able to retire on 75% of an average of $250,000 that a to pensionable OT.

7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. I wonder how fast the cyclist was going to do that damage to the vehicle?

7/05/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An all-around great guy and a very good cop to boot. He also performed some harrowing trauma medicine on himself a few years back. Good work Sean!

7/05/2016 01:33:00 AM  
Blogger John Northen said...

Well done, Sean HAYES. You make us even prouder of our noble calling.

Also, a shout-out of gratitude to Officer Tim KOBLER, Willowbrook PD, who assisted me yesterday by checking on the welfare of a beloved family member.

God bless both fine officers.

7/05/2016 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done officer.
A fine example for your son.

7/05/2016 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

7/05/2016 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

7/05/2016 03:34:00 AM

To whom ever posted the negative comment. You couldn't have left your personal negative comment to yourself, could ya? It's simple minded twits like you that really screw up this department. So go back to doing nothing except bitch about how bad you have it. You really are some kind of piece of work!

As for the officer who took "action" thus saving the citizen from further risk of becoming gravely injured, great job!

7/05/2016 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean's a terrific copper and a good guy. Nice job.

7/05/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story, great job.

7/05/2016 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

7/05/2016 03:34:00 AM

Save your bull shit negative comments for Rahm or someone who deserves them. This copper did a great job and he did his time on the street. STFU.

7/05/2016 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job P.O. Sean Hayes. We need more positive stories like this about us in the news papers. Are you listening you liberal ass wipes?

7/05/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. I wonder how fast the cyclist was going to do that damage to the vehicle?

7/05/2016 01:14:00 AM

As the number of bikes have increased on city roads, the number of idiot bicyclists has increased as well. Too many bicyclists pedal their bikes recklessly; not stopping at stop signs but just zooming past it. Not even slowing down to look. Nope, just zoom past it at full speed. Cutting cars off, weave in and out of traffic, etc.

7/05/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Good job.

7/05/2016 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

7/05/2016 03:34:00 AM


You are an asshole.
Great job Sean!

7/05/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your family in Blue recognize your sacrifice and dedication.
We are that limited few, but I'd take peer support over media recognition any day. I'm sure your son will remember those heroics forever... HIS Dad, "Chicago's Finest!"
Great Job, Officer Sean HAYES!


7/05/2016 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job office you rock!

7/05/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Sean!!!! Your friend from 00-7C

7/05/2016 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Hayes? From Will and Grace?

7/05/2016 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Keep fighting for residency or other bullshit. How about fighting for making VRI or VRE or mandatory days off cancelled pensionable. In Boston coppers working "the big dig@ were able to work all of their days off for time and 1/2 and it was all pensionable. Their retirement was based on the last 3 years of the average of their "pensionable" salary.
Think about it guys. Instead of fighting for residency or 2% how about fighting for making all overtime (including VRI and VRE) pensionable. We will pay our 9% or whatever it is but when we retire our salary will be based on a % of the average of our last 4 years of PENSION ABLE salary.
The guys that worked the big dig in Boston were able to retire on 75% of an average of $250,000 that a to pensionable OT."
7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM

This sounds like a great thing, but if you actually think about the consequences of such a plan, it no longer sounds so good, especially to the tax payers. You want to work overtime? Great, you get paid time and a half. Enjoy that money. Buy yourself a new car or something, but don't expect the tax payers to pay an artificially inflated pension because you volunteered to work some overtime. You want to crash the pension system even sooner than expected, then keep on getting greedy and have your overtime used in the pension formula. How long do you think that'll last before the system runs out of money? My personal opinion is that pensions should be based on rank and years of service, period. Once you start adding overtime or other ways to inflate it you are putting the whole system at risk.

7/05/2016 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

instead of calling him a goof on the shit house walls, grow some balls and go to the range and tell him yourself!

7/05/2016 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the bicyclist was riding too fast, wasn't paying attention and WHAM!... This is why bicycles ought not to be allowed on streets:

* With parking on either side

* With speed limits over 25MPH

* On two lane roads


Let them stay on the sidewalk and bike trails.

Given all the crazy shit I see bicyclists (and motorcyclists) pull on the roads and highways, I'm surprised more of them aren't killed daily...

Kudos to the copper...

7/05/2016 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I wonder how fast the cyclist was going to do that damage to the vehicle?"

7/05/2016 01:14:00 AM

Negligent driver had looked back before opening door like that, no accident at all.

You know how they tack stuff together today -- crappy spot welds on the hinges probably tore out of the thin sheet metal.

Getting doored is really bad. Parked cars on the right, heavy traffic on the left, no room to maneuver...and now on top of that, here comes some idiot kid on a skateboard with an "I have a right" look on his face, heading straight for you the wrong way on the street, right down the tiny slot you have left.

There are times you are really trying to get somewhere -- but you can sometimes find a parallel alley or residential street and continue in your direction more safely.

7/05/2016 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always keeping those eyeballs moving, good work kid.
Knowing when and how to get involved is important too.
But having this been a different neighborhood, he would have been blamed for the incident, the hoodrats would have emptied from every crack and crevice and he'd would have been beaten to a pulp by an agitated, uninformed mob.
This has happened.
Be careful and mindful when off-duty.

7/05/2016 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Keep fighting for residency or other bullshit. How about fighting for making VRI or VRE or mandatory days off cancelled pensionable. In Boston coppers working "the big dig@ were able to work all of their days off for time and 1/2 and it was all pensionable. Their retirement was based on the last 3 years of the average of their "pensionable" salary.
Think about it guys. Instead of fighting for residency or 2% how about fighting for making all overtime (including VRI and VRE) pensionable. We will pay our 9% or whatever it is but when we retire our salary will be based on a % of the average of our last 4 years of PENSION ABLE salary.
The guys that worked the big dig in Boston were able to retire on 75% of an average of $250,000 that a to pensionable OT."
7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM

This sounds like a great thing, but if you actually think about the consequences of such a plan, it no longer sounds so good, especially to the tax payers. You want to work overtime? Great, you get paid time and a half. Enjoy that money. Buy yourself a new car or something, but don't expect the tax payers to pay an artificially inflated pension because you volunteered to work some overtime. You want to crash the pension system even sooner than expected, then keep on getting greedy and have your overtime used in the pension formula. How long do you think that'll last before the system runs out of money? My personal opinion is that pensions should be based on rank and years of service, period. Once you start adding overtime or other ways to inflate it you are putting the whole system at risk.

7/05/2016 11:46:00 AM

We're not reinventing the wheel or doing something that has never been done before. It works in other places, see how they do it and copy their formula.

7/05/2016 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

I'm proud to know him and call him a friend. He is always helpful to any officer that needs help and would go above and beyond for any one of us. You're a miserable asshole who probably works 99 or has a foot post because no one likes you.








7/05/2016 04:23:00 PM  
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7/05/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done officer!

7/05/2016 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your OT is not calculated in your pension withholding contribution. If you do the cost averaging of total income for pension purposes, they will need to include holding 9. whatever % of your pay to balance it out. I don't see them making any pension changes unless they can take more benefits away from us.

7/05/2016 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm proud to know him and call him a friend. He is always helpful to any officer that needs help and would go above and beyond for any one of us. You're a miserable asshole who probably works 99 or has a foot post because no one likes you."

Or maybe he got tired of aholes like yourself putting him in the trickbag and knows he's safer by himself.

7/05/2016 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job....yes! Never take away credit where credit is desirved. But this guy is a goof. Was in the range. Couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.
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You know whats the biggest shame of all? This ass wipe slamming this Officer. Maybe you weren't called to get the range or at the academy or a job inside so you talk shit about a guy who did. I've known Sean for most of my career and hes the first guy to give you his shirt off his back. Go take your ass back into mamas basement and keep telling yourself how awesome you are you halfass GOOF. This is the problem with the CPD. We are our own worst enemy. Great job Sean, proud to call you a Chicago Police Officer. D.D.

7/06/2016 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From "Critical Mass" to authoritarianism. Astonishing.

"License the bicyclists, I would love it! Not only will the licensing raise some much needed revenue, but if the laws are actually enforced, you'd see a dramatic drop in a lot of the insanity. Until then, lots more revenue."

7/05/2016 06:26:00 PM

Yeah, right. You can see how well gun laws work, too.

Leave the poor people alone.

Make this a sale surcharge on $3500 carbon-fiber fixies if you insist. Be sure to remove front brakes. 80% of your braking power gone. No business on a city street.

I always hated Critical Mass, and the people out there playing Tour De France. I just want to get home with the groceries or the furniture or material I just salvaged. That's why you never see me; I seldom have business east of Austin, and I am tooling along with literally a couple hundred pounds of dismantled shop machinery in the bags that I made, hanging on the carrier I made. Everything from scrap, including the bike itself.

I usually look like I am touring China or something. Glad that most bicyclists are having fun, but the vast majority fall right back to the family car when it gets bad. I can't.

The professionals -- the people who survive with a bike as their primary all-weather transportation, and keep it going with no money -- just shake their heads at you jokers yelling for "licenses." This city does not even have the manpower to enforce laws against murder, and you want this.

I like a little freedom myself. Pedestrian licenses next because of the idiots looking down texting as they cross major arterial-street intersections? Let Darwin have his way and improve the race in general. Slow, but steady.

...and now I shall have a cold beer and a cigarette and an "opiate" -- 5 whole mg!!!! Immediate path to heroin!!!! -- so maybe I don't wake up screaming again tonight.

All the best. God bless and ride safe.

7/06/2016 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As the [population of the U.S has]increased [from 150 million to 300 million in the last fifty years]...the number of [idiots] has [doubled] as well."

7/05/2016 06:26:00 PM

Some folks I know root for bubonic plague, just to quiet things down again...it's gotten that bad.

>grin<

...and watch for the increasing number of illegal mopeds -- neither pedestrian nor bike nor car, but buzzing across all lanes through the widest of turns in busy intersections, glowing smartphone in one hand...

Had the entire 1961 Britannica on the bike once...and that is just exactly when A. a teenie girl on a bike will switch sides on the quiet residential street and try to crash you head-on and B. someone's dog will come out of the nearby yard and begin to chase.

What can I say? Keep all your lights on and wear hi-viz. Gives them a better target.

Yeah, maybe plague.

7/06/2016 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sounds like the bicyclist was riding too fast, wasn't paying attention and WHAM!..."

7/05/2016 12:32:00 PM

"ILLINOIS LAW STATES THAT YOU MAY NOT:

• OPEN DOORS ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE ON WHICH TRAFFIC IS MOVING UNLESS IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY AND WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH TRAFFIC."


"This is why bicycles ought not to be allowed..."

Etc. etc. etc., various dingbat theories.

Not the lawbreaker's fault. No, no, never.

7/06/2016 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"[Bicyclists] have all these rights..."

7/05/2016 06:26:00 PM

So do all the pedestrians who've been killed. Don't want the stuff about my "rights" cut into my tombstone.

Everyone take it easy, look out, slow down. A person is a person whether walking, cycling, or driving. I can just hear the aggressives when THEIR kid gets tragically mowed down riding their little bike; what, "cars should be licensed? Cars should not be allowed?" How come this only works one way?

The value judgment implicit in this country -- that you are how much money you have, that you are where you live, that you are what you drive -- is genuinely pathological.

Was having the nicest conversation with a fellow until he realized that I didn't own the $500,000 place right next to his. I looked up, and he was suddenly gone.

Like I say -- unwarranted value judgment. Pathological. I'm still who I am. The rest is on him. Glad you have a Platinum Card and therefore don't need any friends, guy. You can shovel your sidewalk with that precious Card this winter.

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7/06/2016 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thinking -- Europe, you get elderly Professors of Astrophysics quietly wobbling along to their first class on a heavy old bike, fenders and chain guard to keep the oil off their trousers.

Chicago, you are off your bike, waiting on the sidewalk for the light to change, and some unhappy plumber in a crappy van is SCREAMING at you to "GO! GO! GO!" against the light so that he can hit you when you do and then blame you for it. I'm busy blowing my nose or wiping sweat off, and you are not my boss. Trust = far as I can spit. No thanks. I'm not the horrible wife you just peeled out of the driveway to get away from. Go have your stroke later, a few blocks down. I go waaay around responses, traffic stops, emergency scenes when I see the lights up ahead. Don't need extra.

The word "bicycle" always trips this blog off good. There. So I helped.

>grin<

7/06/2016 05:53:00 AM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

Anonymous @ 7/05/2016 01:14:00 AM said...
I wonder how fast the cyclist was going to do that damage to the vehicle?

And to himself... He was probably cruising flat out on a performance bike.

I got doored myself once - it was not fun, but I walked two blocks to the hospital. But I ride balloon-tire cruisers.

Just a Civilian (whose two front teeth are now "aftermarket")

7/06/2016 10:40:00 PM  

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