- The end of a busy shift approached.
Three people had been killed in two hours in the Harrison District on the West Side on Monday night. Sgt. Bryan Topczewski left the scene of the second homicide and was headed back to the station, an easy ride down Jackson Boulevard east toward Kedzie Avenue.
[...] As he approached Independence Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m., a dispatcher calmly read out a new job: “All right units in 011 ... now getting a person shot at 39-45 Polk, 3-9-4-5 Polk, cellphone caller says her child’s been shot with no further information, 11th District.”
The sergeant was able to slow the bleeding until paramedics arrived and got the kid to the hospital. Quick thinking and quicker action. Excellent job.
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