Friday, September 08, 2017

Above and Beyond

  • Two Chicago police officers stepped in to help and a homeless woman desperate to find shelter for her four children, locating her family and providing them with material support.

    Officers Matthew Jackson and Howard Ray were working in the 11th District police station Friday when a homeless woman with two young sets of twins came in. The family, from South Dakota, had been homeless for two days before they showed up to the station.

    "I walk into the station and I saw a single parent crying, a single mother crying with her four children," Jackson said.

    Police couldn't find a shelter that would take the family in. The woman had lost contact with her family, but the officers used detective work to track down her mother.

    "I knew she had four children, I didn't know I was going to have four children!" Patricia Tillman, grandmother, said.

    Tillman didn't have any of the material things she needed to take care of her grandchildren, so officers Jackson and Ray collected food, clothing and other supplies, and dropped them off at her home Monday.
Nice job guys, and nice job to everyone who pitched in.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well done guys

9/08/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job showing we all are human. Seems to be a message that doesn't come across often enough.

9/08/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officers. Just another citizen reaching out to those "horrid" police officers. I bet this won't be a CPS teaching moment.

9/08/2017 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's former mayoral candidate Howard Ray to you SCC

9/08/2017 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job!

How much did the Black Lives Matter contribute?

9/08/2017 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will they be stripped?

9/08/2017 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys. You are truly Chicago's Finest. Too bad the media doesn't cover it like a negative police story. The best recognition is from your family and peers. 'We' got your back. Thanks!

9/08/2017 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you leave South Dakota for murder central?

9/08/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, you stay in school, second you get a trade of profession then you get a steady partner and have kids. That is, after you established yourself have a steady income and home. And in the meantime when you cannot control your urges you get on birth control. But that's racist.

9/08/2017 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That's former mayoral candidate Howard Ray to you SCC

9/08/2017 03:18:00 AM

Oh c'mon man!
Give it a rest...
If even for a day.

9/08/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go guys !

9/08/2017 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will these officers suffer the same fate as the sergeant in 007??? Sustained cr# for soliciting...

9/08/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen time and time again, coppers stepping up and taking care of business when it truly matters. In this case, the officers used their knowledge and known resources to acquire the needed goods to jump start this family. I've always wondered during times of need similar to this, where are the Rev's, Operation Push, and Black Lives Matter. Not being able to find shelter for a women and her four children speaks volumes about these organization. I hope Salvation Army wasn't one of these organizations that fused or were unable to find shelter.

9/08/2017 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Good job guys.

9/08/2017 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't a Sgt get jammed up for something like this not long ago?

9/08/2017 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H Ray. As nice as they come.

Great job guys.

9/08/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will this make the evening news?

That's what I thought, too.

Good job anyways, Officers.

9/08/2017 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job thank you for positive press, Kevin Navarro how about say a week off for this for these 2?

9/08/2017 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what it is like to be set, working, saving money, doing good, having a family, and then have it all get yanked away from you through no fault of your own. It can end in homelessness with a quickness. When it happened to me, it was government, it wasn't political parties or even "charities" that play move money around tax free that offered the hand up. It was just a couple who saw a family that was getting a raw deal who needed a hand. REAL community. Good souls. Government left us hanging, but good souls stepped up to the plate.

Sounds like some good souls just stepped up to the plate. A wee bit better than trash duty, and more helpful too. Two sets of twins? Just WOW. The backstory is going to be very very interesting when that book is written!

Next up? Cops stripped for improper use of police resources, hearings, jobs terminated. You know the drill!

9/08/2017 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Stay fetal don't do anything!!

9/08/2017 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless all who contributed. A special thanks to the officers.

9/08/2017 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks that was great work we need more like this! god bless both of you!

9/08/2017 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why would you leave South Dakota for murder central?

9/08/2017 07:14:00 AM

Free shit ran out?


"Work or Starve!"

- Captain John Smith
Plymouth Colony Massachusetts
1620 -

9/08/2017 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the difference between these (obvious) good intentions / good deeds, and those despicable pond scum who dared pick up a rake or a broom to clean up an alley, is what, exactly?
Because pretty damn clearly one group deserves scorn and derision. The other praise and adulation.
'Cause, I just want to keep 'em straight.

9/08/2017 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous David said...

Simple decency and concern. That's all that's ever needed to help someone truly in need. Outstanding job, officers. May your lives and those of your loved ones be blessed.

9/08/2017 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helping an American out? Thoughts rahms crusaders only want to help the illegals on our $

Never let a crisis go to waste

9/08/2017 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious why she came from South Dakota to Chicago. But the officer's did a great job and should get an honerable mention.

9/09/2017 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

And the difference between these (obvious) good intentions / good deeds, and those despicable pond scum who dared pick up a rake or a broom to clean up an alley, is what, exactly?
Because pretty damn clearly one group deserves scorn and derision. The other praise and adulation.
'Cause, I just want to keep 'em straight.

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How about this wise guy: One involves a stranger in a strange city needing some assistance and direction. The other involves "assisting" people completely and physically able to help themselves, but who don't even bother.

9/09/2017 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knowing Ray and my former district, I aint a bit surprised.
Fillmore for Life!

9/09/2017 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know the woman, her kids or family, but thank you guys for what you've done for them.
You are fine examples of your profession. God bless you all.


J.J.

9/09/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Great work here Officers.
And kudos too for anyone else who pitched in and helped.

Tiny Dancer's probably fuming over this. I wouldn't doubt it if he called Special Ed and said something like: ..........
"Find a way that can we strip these guys! They're making *us* look bad doing these good deeds for citizens!"

ps: I trust that Special Ed is recovering from his 'scrotum surgery' with no issues. btw, I wonder if his new bride, or Tiny Dancer, ordered a 'medical zipper' installed so she, or Rahm, can remove Ed's Gonads as needed to make him compliant with their wishes. ->> 'Honey I'm going Bowling with the guys. Can I have my nuts, please? HELL NO!
-->> 'Mr Mayor, I have to make an important Policing decision so I need my balls, okay? Fuck You Ed, hand them over!

9/09/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job officers, you have served your community honorably !

9/09/2017 11:01:00 PM  

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