Tuesday, November 20, 2018

RIP PO Samuel Jimenez

Only this post tonight. We got this from a frequent reader who sends us things.
  • An officer died yesterday. I did not know him, but I've known hundreds, maybe a thousand like him. Clean uniform (mostly), shiny leather gear, insignia all in place, scuffed shoes from all the calls and alleys and stairs and vacant lots.

    I was young once, and seldom have I felt so old as I do tonight. I realize how much I've seen, forgotten, tried to forget and failed. Nearly 25 years. Still a rookie to some, a dinosaur to so many others. The Circle of Police Work.

    In spite of all that's going on, on how "staying fetal" is the somewhat accepted practice of policing nationwide, this kid, this young and (I'm guessing here) idealistic kid, upheld the finest traditions of police work. He ran to gunfire. He wasn't ambushed like so many of our brethren recently, he ran toward danger. People were in danger and he went where he was supposed to go.......and it killed him.

    What do you even say to that? What words can even measure up to that sense of duty, that willingness to sacrifice it all, that feeling that somewhere, someone is in trouble and G_ddamnit, I'm going there to sort it out somehow, even at the cost of everything.

    Once again, the pipes will play and the drums will thump, a funeral will be held and the world will be less for the passing of a cop doing his duty.
RIP Officer Jimenez.

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142 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many soft targets unprepared.

In just 2 weeks:

Hospital
Place of worship
School
Grocery Store

11/20/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a hero....gave it all for people he didn’t even know. Truly a loss for us. God bless him and his family in the terrible time.

11/20/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

💙

11/20/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I sit here and cry I read this all alone, as I have many times before Fuck just to hard to accept this one !!!!!!

11/20/2018 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a sad day for Law Enforcement the world over. I did not know this young man but I cried. After all, he is still my brother. I feel for his wife and kids. I feel for his mother and all his other relatives. I also feel for his true friends that knew him before the academy and the friends he met during. We lost a good man today. I didn't know him yet he was still my brother.

11/20/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending my deepest condolences to the officer's family and the entire CPD. Such a heartbreaking loss. Rest in peace, Officer Jimenez.

11/20/2018 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP BROTHER.

11/20/2018 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You PO Samuel Jimenez

11/20/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I'm not real religious but believe - and trust - heroes get a special place in Heaven.

One other comment I'm unable not to write - this city, as it is now, doesn't deserve the actions this brave copper took. No honorable death is ever in vain tho, because it leaves behind the memory of what goodness, decency, and most of all, courage is, for others to admire, learn from, and carry with them forward.

Bask in the eternal light of peace now Patrolman Jimenez, you earned it.

11/20/2018 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t even know this officer but I feel so bad. I was out at the morgue to do what I could. It is a bad night for the CPD Family. I can’t stop crying. I wish I could do something.

11/20/2018 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences and prayers to one of our best.

11/20/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a citizen here. Prayers for the fallen his family and his police family.
Thank you for your service officer and to all tha serve thank you, this citizen backs you and respects you. Stay safe.

11/20/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. officer Sam, God Speed.

11/20/2018 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother in blue. My prayers to his family and friends.

I just hope the politicians don’t use this for some type of agenda. Let’s just Bury our dead with dignity.

11/20/2018 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


We did not know him, but he was our brother. He takes a piece of all of us who wear the blue, God Speed.

11/20/2018 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I feel so sad. I wish I was there. All my best and prayers. You will not be forgotten.

002 District Tac

11/20/2018 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said.

11/20/2018 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful post...
heartbroken.
Prayers to family and friends.

11/20/2018 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s getting to be too much! RIP Office Jimenez it hurts to know your gone. A life that left to soon. I know you are in a better place but it still hurts. You were so kind and always helpful. You are missed. My prayers to your loving family. I can’t sleep tonight and pry for you. Heaven is a better place with you. God has a plan for you. He needed one of us. I can’t wait to we meet again.

RJ

11/20/2018 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger Richard Rizzi said...

RIP Officer

11/20/2018 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfectly said, as I get to come home and talk with my teenage daughter who just came home for thanksgiving break, something Officer Jimenez will never be able to do. Thank you officer Jimenez for your sacrifice , Godspeed brother, Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten

11/20/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well spoken and well said. I too have 25 on and I believe this is what’ the true feelings of the silent majority on our job still believe!

11/20/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

As a citizen of this city, I am heartbroken for every single police officer today. Please know that there are many of us citizens who revere, respect and cherish each and every one of you. For your bravery and your fear. For your losses. For your families. Friends. For your duty. For your anger, your frustration. For your guidance and protection. For all the love you show us, day after horrifying day. For all you have sacrificed. And now, for you having to endure yet another EOW. My prayers tonight are for all of you to be protected by our Lord and Savior. To get home each night. God bless you all of every hour of every day. Thank you so much for being and doing what most of us would dare not do. I am so sorry for today.

11/20/2018 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear god. Well said. That guy did his job. And paid the ultimate sacrifice. I will pray for you brother as well as your family during these hard times. God speed.

11/20/2018 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad day for our police department and city. RIP. Prayers to his family and friends.

11/20/2018 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very well said and true, and yet so sad. Heart-breaking.

11/20/2018 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Said

RIP Officer Jimenez, may the gates of heaven welcome you to paradise and god bless you're family. You payed the ultimate sacrifice, so other people can live. You're children will always remember what a true hero is like. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, SOB......

11/20/2018 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did the right thing in the eyes of God and Chicago.
Please step up and take care of his widow.

11/20/2018 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I watched this horror story play out on the news I felt sick to my stomach once again. I wondered if things will ever get better. Will my kids and grandkids live in a countrythat has compromised its morals or will it turn around ? As I watched the procession that was formed leading to the ME’s office I shed tears. But seeing that brotherhood made me feel better. There still are people of character in this world. That was embodied bythe showing of brotherhood from all the police and firemen. They saluted this young man and will continue their job even while grieving. I hope in the days ahead SCC will post a link to whatever source is available to help this young family out. They should never want for anything . The 3 people taken in this tragedy were all a credit to the human race. All very young people. Rest in peace young officer. You have somehow restored my faith that we will turn this ship around again. With people exactly like you and the others that were taken. God bless all who protects us.

11/20/2018 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frequent Reader - Yikes, us old vets and retired guys do think the same. Being retired I still yarn for the streets and still dream I am still OTJ. Guess I am normal. It is in our genes I guess. Your post made me cry and knowing this young lad gave his life for something most of us have done or would do. God bless you brother, and also SCC who is a gift to all his readers.
Very sad and broken right now. I cannot believe this kid was killed. Was OTJ when many of our brother' died in the LOD. I am scared to count the numbers of deaths when I was active. Way too many. this one hit me terribly and I am retired.
God watch over our family....the CPD.

11/20/2018 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen

11/20/2018 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last image I will always remember of Sam was today during roll call in 002 on 3rd Watch. He was laughing and shaking his head at his partner as the watch was giving his partner some good natured "ribbing" after being assigned an assignment to 001 by the Watch LT. As I reflect back on today's tragedy I realize that will be the last time I saw him alive, happy and smiling. That's how I will choose to remember Sam, as well as a hero!

What may escape the non police reader is the fact that Sam and his partner could have easily kept driving past Mercy hospital, avoiding the 10-1, and nobody would have known, because they aren't assigned to 001. Mercy hospital is not in 002, it's in 001. However, upon hearing a 10-1 over the radio, Officer Samuel Jimenez and his partner responded to a PO calling for help, as we all are trained to do regardless of where the call is and where you are, and it was the last call he would take.

One response civilians and politicians give when an officer is murdered while on duty is something like this, "he/she gave his life" for the City of Chicago and others. Sorry, but I don't agree with that particular phrase, not today. NO, Sam didn't GIVE his life in service to others and the City of Chicago. Sam's life was STOLEN from him and TAKEN by a cowardice animal. Now in his death he leaves behind a wife along with 4 children and it is that context by which I will ultimately always remember him.

Recently, before Sam got off his probationary status I had the good fortune to work with him as my regular partner was RDO, and Sam was assigned with me to my beat. It was an easy tour to do with a new kid, especially for an officer with time on the job. During the course of our tour we talked about the job and sports and also, most importantly family. He talked proudly of his children and his niece, whom he had adopted. At the end of our tour together we shook hands and I told him that he was a very good young man and that taking care of family was always the most important job in life. I came away from our tour together knowing that he was a quality human being. That's also how I will choose to remember Sam.

I, as well as many other 002nd district/3rd watch officers are going to miss Sam, along with his easy going personality and infectious smile, but let us always remember that for as great a police officer he was, even in a short 2 year career, he was an even greater son, brother, husband and father! Let us all remember that about Sam!

Officer Samuel Jimenez

May You Peacefully Rest Forever in the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven, Amen!

002/3rd Watch PO

11/20/2018 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to thank all those PO's from outside 002 and the Chicago Fire Department for standing at attention and saluting Officer Samuel Jimenez as his body was transported from U of C to the Cook County Medical Examiners building. I also want to say thank you to the civilians who lined streets and intersections with signs and flags, honoring our fallen brother.

My partner and I took notice of all of you while we escorted our brother amid a sea of blue lights. Thank you.

11/20/2018 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was early onscene tonight and it was literally one of the most chaotic crime scenes I’ve ever experienced. It went from a simple domestic assault disturbance, so far south from there that I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. Arriving on scene and hearing the volley of gun shots ringing out and Officers screaming for help! Medical personnel fleeing from out of the Hospital in droves! Blood all up and down many hallways. No idea how many shooters involved? 12 floors to clear. RIP Officer, I’m so sorry we weren’t there faster to help you! RIP to the Doctor and the Pharmacy Worker as well. Whatever triggered this a-hole, set him off to the point that he was throwing rounds and didn’t give a damn who he hurt! Rot in hell btw! While it was chaotic, I’m very proud of both CFD’s and CPD’s response! It came quickly and seemed like it came from all over the City. RIP Officer Jimenez.

11/20/2018 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation."
ODMP

11/20/2018 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace brother. I will meet you one day... you will never be forgotten!

11/20/2018 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twice in one year...no words. Godspeed, Officer Jimenez

11/20/2018 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad day, prayers to all that lost their lives. (Minus the offender, no prayers for you)

11/20/2018 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN.

11/20/2018 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous JonnieDougs said...

A true HERO! Rest-in-Peace, Officer....

11/20/2018 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pain runs deep. GO rest high on the montain, son your work on earth is through.

We, retired and active, will look out for your babies and stand with your wife.

Jesus God in heaven, please right the world, it's pain is too much.

11/20/2018 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Guy said...

RIP Officer Jiminez. Thank You

11/20/2018 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many times wearing shiny shoes.
Rest In Peace Officer.

11/20/2018 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more need be said.Perfectly put S.C.C.

11/20/2018 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those words are somehow....perfect.

11/20/2018 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP
A Hero who ran towards danger to save the lives of those he did not know.
I know we (CPD) go back and forth on this blog but when it’s time to be there for each other, we go the extra mile.
On a day like today I’m very proud to wear a Chicago Police uniform as it represents our dedication not just to those who we protect and serve but most importantly to each other as human beings.
Today we mourn, God Speed. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and the rest of his family.

11/20/2018 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How true....RIP Officer Jimenez

11/20/2018 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a City of Chicago layman, my heart aches with yours over the tragic loss of life of Officer Jimenez, who embodied all that for which this fine Departmen stands. He answered a call from an Officer in need in a different area from which he was tasked, and, when he heard shots, he ran into the scene, all the while just having graduated from a probationary period when Law Enforcemebt all over the country are being ambushed, and when his own City has shown they do not have the backs of our Officers. He paid the ultimate sacrifice because of his commitment to the City and to the Badge, and his family paid the price, and CPD paid the price, and the City paid the price, and the country paid the price. This letter says it all. It is everything. It is beautifully written. I hope that you share it with the world. My prayers are with all of you.

11/20/2018 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen

11/20/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Jimenez. Rest in peace.

11/20/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless PO Samuel Jimenez and his family. God bless CPD

11/20/2018 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Brother. Thank you. We will hold the line from here.

11/20/2018 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Well said.

11/20/2018 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Bloozmann said...

Rest with the Angels brother..You fought the good fight

11/20/2018 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell

11/20/2018 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That message said it all. Prayers for this Young Man and his Family.

11/20/2018 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Tommy t said...

Great article u got that right rip officer your the best be safe everyone your doing a great job

11/20/2018 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts coming from NYC.

11/20/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautifully written.

G-d bless Officer Jimenez, his wife, three children, and all his friends and family and especially his colleagues who survive him to carry on his work.

11/20/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP P.O. Jimenez

11/20/2018 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger The Bodnars of Dorr said...

Take care my brother you have now joined God's thin blue line army. Officer Paul A. Bodnar Kalamazoo, MI PD (ret)

11/20/2018 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said the same thing to my old partner. This young mans passing really affected me last night, so much so that I felt it was my duty to leave my home and stand along his procession and give my respect to my brother. While I did not know this brave young officer he will forever remain a true hero in my mind. His legacy to his children will be truly Earned not Given.

11/20/2018 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P sweet prince. This mossbacked wheelgunner with a black diamond for a heart even shed a few tears last night. To us and those like us, damn few of us left.

11/20/2018 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP young brother. You made us all proud

11/20/2018 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. Thank you and God bless Officer Jimenez

11/20/2018 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no words...……..please welcome him, Lord.

11/20/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP to a true hero! This is a hard one to swallow.

11/20/2018 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A poignant and fitting tribute to a fallen Officer. My heart grieves every time I hear of an Officer losing his or her life in the line of duty.

I'm just a citizen but to all of the hard working Officers of the Chicago Police Department who go into harms way each day you have my support, my prayers and my respect.

God bless you Office Jimenez. Don't worry about your family, they're in good hands.

11/20/2018 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too SAD! RIP Officer.My Prayers are with you and your Family.

11/20/2018 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more can one state? My prayers are for the family of this brave soul. From the heart of your County Corrections brother. RIP! God Bless you CPD sisters and brothers along with your family during these trying times.

11/20/2018 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearing the news of his passing and learning he was married with kids crushed me.

May God bless and comfort his family in their time of need.

Rest In Peace, my brother.

11/20/2018 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Officer. You are a Hero.

11/20/2018 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO Jimenez may you RIP. Know that you will never be forgotten and that your family will always be in our prayers. Our CPD brothers and sisters, sorry for your loss, once again :-(
-CCSPD-

11/20/2018 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP BROTHER WE’LL HOLD THE LINE FROM HERE!!

11/20/2018 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well sad. Thank you for writing it because I didn’t know what to say. After 40 years, I thought it would get easier to hear about another death but it gets harder. Maybe because I’m at the end of my life and he was just starting his.

Old retired wheel gun police

11/20/2018 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know Sam Jiminez that well. I remember when he came to my district for one of his field training cycles. I talked to him a handful of times in roll call and I remember him being friendly and humble, which is refreshing to see. This is a terrible reminder that this tragedy can happen to anyone. The thought of this happening to him never crossed my mind. Makes you realize that the problems you have with some coworkers are insignificant when something like this is possible. Treat everyone with respect and kindness because you never know when the last time you will see them. Live a life that you and your loved ones would be proud of. Sam did.

RIP Officer Jiminez.

11/20/2018 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless

11/20/2018 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Gigicat said...

As a citizen, I am heartbroken over the demonic presence that is hovering over the city. You all are loved, respected and cherished by so many and yet, evil make rules for you. You are our angels who allow us the freedom to walk to the grocery store. Only the evil get elected while our angels get up and report to duty knowing the hell that awaits them. I know you tell us citizens the only way we can help is to vote in good people, but even that isn't helping. One look at the wall honoring the Fallen Heroes tell us this.

To all of you officers who give of yourselves day after day so that I can live here - thank you. Thank you for your bravery, your tenaciousness, your honor, your sacrifices. Thank you for doing a job that 99.9% of us would never dare do. Thank you for working the streets protecting us from satanic forces. Thank you for leaving your homes not knowing if you will return. Thank you for putting in long hours out in the cold and oppressive heat. Thank you for being the only people working for the city who actually do their job. Thank you for everything. There is a very special place in Heaven for all of you.

Prayers seem so meaningless, but it's all I have for you today. God Bless each and every one of you. Please know that there are many, many people like me who live in the city, read your blog and tell you to "Be Safe" and "We Love You" as we walk by you. It's the least we can do. We feel helpless and yet, that is the tip of iceberg of what you feel.

I have no other words.

11/20/2018 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Jimenez. You gave your life to this city. Its a really sad day. I read that you were married with 3 kids and that you adopted your neice. Yesterday you left for work to never come back home. Your time on the force wasnt that long and im sure as a young copper you wanted to actually make a difference in this city and be able to afford the ability to provide for your family. You made the ultimate sacrifice and as a person who doesnt know you i am grateful. As time moves on your family will be the ones who will be left to pick up the pieces. The holiday season is upon us and now the holidays will always be remembered as the time when samuel died. To Officer Jimenez's family i want you to always know he died a true hero and a proud latino. There is no telling how many lives he and his fellow officers saved yesterday. Rip to the other 2 medical professionals who passed yesterday too.

11/20/2018 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once had a comrade,
You will find no better.
The drum called us to battle,
He walked by my side,
In the same pace and step.

A bullet came a-flying,
Is it my turn or yours?
He was swept away,
He lies at my feet,
As though he were a part of me.

He still reaches out his hand to me,
When I am about to reload.
I cannot hold onto your hand,
You stay in eternal life
My good comrade.

God Speed office

11/20/2018 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hero. My heart is heavy..

11/20/2018 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never Forgotten

11/20/2018 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am crying for him, his family and for all CPD members.

11/20/2018 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 27 years on this job. Everyone of the years has been in a beat car. Last night and today I sat down and cried as another one of my brothers has fallen.

11/20/2018 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am retired now, almost 18 years. But, nothing makes me sadder, makes my heart race and puts a pit into my stomach then to hear a police officer has been shot. From the time I came on the job, just out of the Army, 1968 to the time that I retired, 2002, I counted 98 stars on the Memorial Wall at Police HQ when I went to turn in my star. I remember all of them, I knew and worked with a lot of them. I thank God that I was not one of them and I worked in many dangerous spots in this city. I am very sad today.

11/20/2018 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Perrien said...

Fitting eulogy.

11/20/2018 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! This officer is a true hero! As much as the politicians, activists and haters attempt to make police officers “fetal” in the way they police, when it comes to situations like this, the police are not fetal and run directly toward the threat. This officer did just that and saved lives. RIP

11/20/2018 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post!!! R.I.P.

11/20/2018 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wear the mourning band on my badge everyday. I never take it off. I can’t.
Our Father who art in heaven...

11/20/2018 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Jiminez, you are a true hero and a warrior. I'm so sorry that you lost your life. I didnt know you, but you make me proud to have served in the same department as you. Blessed are the peace makers. To my fellow officers, tomorrow is never guaranteed, dont take the important things in life for granted. Love your friends, families, and even the crazy significant others. I love every single one of my fellow brothers and sisters in CPD, be safe, and do whatever it takes to get home at night.

11/20/2018 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True warrior, did exactly what needed to be done without hesitation, we need more like you office, Rip

11/20/2018 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was a street Police Officer for 30 years, been retired for 20 years. It still hurts to see a Police Officer killed in the line of duty. I felt the same last night as I did the first time I experienced a Police Officer killed. I did not know how to comprehend that murder, I do not comprehend this murder. I cried the first time and I cried last night. Watching the procession from UC Hospital to the Medical Examiners Office made me sad but very proud. I want to Thank the Chicago Fire Department for their support last night, I want to thank the UoC Hospital Emergency Room Staff for trying to save Officer Jiminez. I don't know who Officer Jiminez partner was last night but I will say prayers for you. I can not imagine how you feel today. Who ever you are may God help you thru this difficult time. To the Men and Women of the 002nd District (the Duce) my deepest condolences. To Officer Jiminez's family You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You Officer Jiminez, thank YOu.

11/20/2018 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired CFD - I don't listen to my scanner anymore but for some odd reason I put it on yesterday at around 1500hrs and set it to CPD. About 15 minutes later I heard the 10-1. What really struck me was when a minute or two into the situation a PO came over the radio and said: "We need more cars. We have to get into this hospital". Shots were still being fired and this officer said: " We have to get into this hospital” He didn't know who or how many people were inside and in danger but he knew they needed police help and he said: “We have to get into this hospital”. Unbelievable to most, “it’s our job” to others. I get it. God Bless the Chicago Police Department. RIP Officer Jimenez, Bless his family and a special thank you to the responding officers who did their job valiantly and unselfishly.

11/20/2018 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP. Prayers for his family.
Prayer for all the Bluecoats out there.

11/20/2018 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Mrcrash said...

The Final Inspection"

“The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, OFFICER JIMINEZ
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown
Retired APD

11/20/2018 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came on the job @ 28 yoa, stayed 33 years during that time FOUR men I worked with, sat in the car as partners for days or years, broke bread, answered calls, shared family stories knew each other children thru stories, these men were KILOD and they are etched in my memory along with several who took the own lives while working or in retirement. Sadly I was never with them when they met their demise, I couldn't take any measure of revenge on those that deserved more than they got, not one was given the sentence that they took on those officers. no explanation can rationalize their actions, fuck their defense. Our job is tough as we saw yesterday and have seen in the past, look at the Honored Star Case it is humbling.

11/20/2018 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you officer,rest easy brother.

11/20/2018 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This one broke my heart.

Nice to see someone realize.

I wish we knew who she was.




Hello. My name is Jane Doe. I can't say my name because I was told if I talk to the police or talk to the media I will lose my consulting assignment with Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. I was there today onsite. I saw first hand what happened. I ushered dozens of employees into a conference room so they could hide behind a locked door. Then I went into the lobby to see if I could help. With my own eyes, I saw a gunman open fire on police officers. I saw a police officer fall to the ground. I've since learned that this young officer lost his life.

This man, this incredibly brave man, gave his life trying to save me. Trying to save all those employees hiding. Trying to protect out hospital.

Officer Samuel Jimenez I thank you.

Because of you and your bravery, countless people are safe tonight. Because of you I made it home safe tonight despite my officer being riddled with bullets.

My deepest gratitude and my tears are just a small, simple gift that I give you. May your family know that you are a true hero!!!! Sadly, I saw your blood but I also saw your gift.... You gave your life so my co-workers and I could go home to our loved ones tonight.

I, we, are forever in your debt. May you Rest in Peace Hero Jimenez. You are our Angel.

11/20/2018 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if had to choose one word...Hero


RIP Officer Jiminez.

11/20/2018 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer R.

11/20/2018 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace groom PO In AZ!

11/20/2018 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P., Hermano, from a retiree

11/20/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


a selfish person took lives


a selfless person gave their life to save lives

11/20/2018 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said. RIP officer

11/20/2018 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer from California Police Officers statewide.

11/20/2018 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Said a Prayer for Officer Jiminez yesterday and this morning. And his family.

Another officer was shot at this morning, on the south side. I thank God he was wearing a vest.

11/20/2018 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace thank you Sir for your service above and beyond.




11/20/2018 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked 25 years on CCSPD. Retired for 15 years. Had relatives and friends on CPD. Uniform different but all of our hearts beat blue. Today, they are broken. Again.

God Bless and Comfort the family and friends of Ofc. Samuel Jimenez.

Enough. Enough.

11/20/2018 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace thank you Sir for your service above and beyond.




11/20/2018 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,be our defense against the snares and wickedness of the devil. May God rebuke him,we humbly pray, and do thou the Heavenly Host,through the divine power of God, cast into the fires of Hell, Satan and all the evil souls who prowl the earth for the ruin of men's souls. Amen. Rest in Peace P.O Jimenez we"ll take it from here. The Thin Blue Line is thinner today.

11/20/2018 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another P/O shot this morning?

11/20/2018 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger sann said...

Thank you for your dedication and service Officer Jiminiez.
God has another Angel!

11/20/2018 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First i would like to say God bless the three victims of this senseless evil crime and God's blessings and strength to there families, I know two things in this world there is good and evil and there is hatred for us that protect others. Its what we do even when you leave this job you never stop being the police its in our DNA and that is why it hurts so bad. If you have been on the job for 20 years or longer you know there are officers that are going to die, It's a dangerous job we know this . Lets just take care of one another and the families of those that we have lost and be kinder to one another.

11/20/2018 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another CPD officer shot during a traffic stop today.
Thankfully it sounds like his vest stopped the round.
Hopefully asshole shooter dies from lead poisoning.

This is one dangerous, fucked up world we’re living in.

11/20/2018 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I "only" had 16.5 years on the job, and in a sheriff's department and not CPD, my heart sank when the press conference didn't start at 1730 as scheduled, and something inside me "knew" Officer Jimenez had paid the ultimate price. Thank God for CPD and its response to Mercy Hospital. I'm certain many lives were saved. God rest Officer Jimenez.

11/20/2018 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Outstanding comment! May God Bless Office Samuel Jimenez and his family, rest in peace :-(

11/20/2018 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que Dios te bendiga mi hermano ya vas a estar en el trono de Dios Un día estaremos juntos!
Tu hermanos de México ( policía Federal

May you rest in peace Officer Jimenez .The Lord awaits you in his kingdom!
Your brothers in blue !
From Ferderal Police de Mexico !

11/20/2018 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger RM said...

RIP Officer Jimenez. My prayers for his family and his brothers and sisters in the Chicago Police Department. RJM M.S.P (Ret.)

11/20/2018 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Jimenez Family. My deepest condolences. There is nothing that anybody can say that would Bring back a husband and dad.
He did his job and that is the way that very copper that I know would want to go. I left the job after 21yrs only because we wanted better oppurtunities for my daughters in better school districts. But I would come back in a heartbeat because I know what it means to be a proud Chicago Copper. God bless you Sam and your family!!

11/20/2018 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very,very sad! May the Lord Grant Officer Sam Jimenez Eternal Rest in Peace and Grant his Poor, Weary Family Strength and the Grace to Endure this Trial!

RIP Brother!

Fallen, but Never Forgotten!

11/20/2018 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Retired CFD - I don't listen to my scanner anymore but for some odd reason I put it on yesterday at around 1500hrs and set it to CPD. About 15 minutes later I heard the 10-1. What really struck me was when a minute or two into the situation a PO came over the radio and said: "We need more cars. We have to get into this hospital". Shots were still being fired and this officer said: " We have to get into this hospital” He didn't know who or how many people were inside and in danger but he knew they needed police help and he said: “We have to get into this hospital”. Unbelievable to most, “it’s our job” to others. I get it. God Bless the Chicago Police Department. RIP Officer Jimenez, Bless his family and a special thank you to the responding officers who did their job valiantly and unselfishly.

11/20/2018 11:13:00 AM
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Very well said!
And Thank you for your service in the CFD...

- a 32 year CPD Sgt

11/20/2018 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of your brother, Officer Samuel Jimenez, who gave his life, making the ultimate sacrifice trying to save lives of innocent people.

On behalf of the entire NTOA family, I am writing to you personally to express our sincere condolences to you, the Chicago Police Department, your families and your community.

Unfortunately, our honorable profession faces many unspeakable tragic events but our mission always remains the same, protecting innocent lives and the communities we serve.

With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Officer Jimenez’s family, his friends and his colleagues.


Respectfully,

National Tactical Officers Association

11/20/2018 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless

11/20/2018 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace PO Jimenez!!
From FBI SWAT TEAM.

11/20/2018 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read this entire post with a lump in my throat and with tears streaming down my face the entire time. It's all so heartbreaking. I'm one of those 20 plus officers who has begun to question his police religion. Young officer Samuel Jimenez sacrifice has renewed my spirit and reminded me that what we do day in and day out matters. His passing has already begun to change lives, mine. Thank you for your heroism. I salute you City of Chicago Finest, Police Officer Samuel Jimenez. You've let us walk with our heads held high once again. RIP sweet brother.

11/20/2018 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad Chicago civilian. May God bless Officer Jimenez, his family, and may God watch over and protect all the men and women of the CPD. Amen

11/20/2018 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Jimenez, I was on the job for 21 years and have been retired for a little over 3. I don't care who believes what I am about to say. I am 63, my body is broken, my life is broken, and I am trying very hard to survive for the sake of my wife and daughter. That being said, knowing you have a wife and 3 kids, if it were possible, I would trade my life for you to be back with them. Mine would survive, and I have lived most of my life, but you were robbed of that. If I could, I would pay the price for you to come back. I really don't care who believes this...I mean it. God Bless you and yours Officer Jimenez.
































































11/20/2018 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Jimenez. Thank you for your service. I am sadly shining blue lights again outside of my house to honor another fallen officer this year.

11/20/2018 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$20 to the 100 club...

after the laughter dies down...WHAT DID YOU CONTRIBUTE???

not a cop


11/21/2018 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm retired and it hurts when I hear of a fine young man losing his life while doing his job. The job has always had an element of danger to it but it seems that in this day and age, the job has exponentially more dangerous than when I was on the job. May this brave Officer Rest in Peace and may his family know that he was a hero.

11/21/2018 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Steven Parker said...

Rest In Peace, you brave soul. I'm so sorry for your loved ones, to have lost a man who answered the call to save other people. I salute your memory.

11/21/2018 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I was on the job for 21 years and have been retired for a little over 3. I don't care who believes what I am about to say. I am 63, my body is broken, my life is broken"


Not sure who you are sir but I believe you. Please please seek some counseling. Although you may feel broken, thank the Lord you are still here and kicking. Trading your life is not the answer. There are many who died that should be alive, and many alive that should be dead but that's not for us to determine.


I pray your health & spirits improve.

11/21/2018 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad part about this whole situation is that when something tragic like this happens the entire district/ watch gets together. Not in the 002nd district. No one ever brought up the whole GroupMe thing that happened in 3rd watch. Disgusting and sad. That GroupMe garbage was the start of something we already knew existed there. Everyone has their own crew in the district. The young guys are the ones hurting and they are the ones sticking together. They are the only ones with tears on their faces. Yesterday Eddie Johnson and Rahm Emmanuel showed up to the early roll call to express their condolences. But right before that guess what was going on inside the same auditorium, a freaking Christmas party with a live band. They didn’t want to cancel the party they already had planned. Are you freaking kidding me?! An officer was just killed and you still have a party in the district? That’s not all, you have the media out there day and night and yet the district looks like a homeless shelter. Homeless people outside and inside on the floors. The place stinks inside. And no one does anything about it. What a way to remember and show respect to a fallen officer... RIP Sammy.

11/21/2018 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Deering Desparado said...

On the 11th of November I celebrated the 55th Anniversary of my bring sworn in as a Chicago Police Officer. Over those years I have suffered through the sorrow of burying many a fine officer. As I read these comments a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye have appeared. I listened with bated breath Monday to the TV coverage of the Mercy Hospital incident. When the 10-1 was called my mind harkened back to the many 10-1’s I responded to over the years. The continual bravery of the men and women who rush in when others flee is only fully understood by the brotherhood of Blue. I’m 78 now and I really wish I could have turned the lights on and gone to the aid of my comrades. The absolute need to assist your brothers never leaves you. We all realize that the saying “there for the grace of God go I” was in play that day. The bravery of Chicago Police Officers will never diminish. God bless all of you and may Eternal Life in God’s hands be granted to Officer Jimenez. One last thought. I was appalled at all the phony offerings of politicians and media types during the coverage. Most disgusting was the disingenuous comment by Phony Kim Foxx. I don’t give any credence to the lies she tells. She could have care less about anything that occurred that day. She probably regretted the shooter died so she couldn’t release him without charging. The media who never misses a chance to throw you under the bus was shedding crocodile tears as well. I lived Blue and I’ll die Blue. God bless all of you and please tell your families you love them every day.
PS: SCREW Dan Walker and his finding that we rioted in August of 1968. I was there in front of the Hilton and I’ll go to my grave knowing we acted with a great degree of restraint to what we were faced with.

AJC / 1963-2001

11/21/2018 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Officer Jimenez, I was on the job for 21 years and have been retired for a little over 3. I don't care who believes what I am about to say. I am 63, my body is broken, my life is broken, and I am trying very hard to survive for the sake of my wife and daughter. That being said, knowing you have a wife and 3 kids, if it were possible, I would trade my life for you to be back with them. Mine would survive, and I have lived most of my life, but you were robbed of that. If I could, I would pay the price for you to come back. I really don't care who believes this...I mean it. God Bless you and yours Officer Jimenez.

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You are worth living a good life. There is help out there. You CAN be helped. Please see some one. You are not alone.

11/21/2018 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said!

Heart broken by another tragic loss to our ranks. I have five kids, and can't possibly fathom what they would endure if I lost my life on this job; yet it's the job we have chosen. Chicago can hold it's head high knowing that there are still hero's in this world willing to risk the ultimate sacrifice. Officer Jimenez, your family will KNOW that your actions saved countless lives, and were not in vain. I hope they can find some comfort in that knowledge. Perhaps he was the guardian angel that saved the other officers life who was shot at 87th and Justine. GOD BLESS!

11/21/2018 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Jimenez
I am retired now, and did not know you.
But I am proud of you.

11/21/2018 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Officer Jimenez, I was on the job for 21 years and have been retired for a little over 3. I don't care who believes what I am about to say. I am 63, my body is broken, my life is broken, and I am trying very hard to survive for the sake of my wife and daughter. That being said, knowing you have a wife and 3 kids, if it were possible, I would trade my life for you to be back with them. Mine would survive, and I have lived most of my life, but you were robbed of that. If I could, I would pay the price for you to come back. I really don't care who believes this...I mean it. God Bless you and yours Officer Jimenez.
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Hey my brother 69 and had 35 otj. Your a young man still and many years to enjoy. Please call and talk to the good people at the chaplains unit. You will find there is hope and that you are loved brother. You served mankind fine, you know it, the guys still on the job know it, and the great SCC knows it. SCC does not like losing a reader, he keeps many of us retired guys sane !
May St. Michael and Angel Samuel be with you.
PS= SCC links help on the right of his blog. Be well my friend.

11/21/2018 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah look that fallen officer, his family, and none of us would want this for you. Your life has worth and as long as your still alive nothing is "broken". I live in constant pain too but there is plenty to live for on this Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for all America has given me.

We all die but try and find, and spread, a little joy while your here. Don't become another statistic cause we've had far to many of them lately.

"""Anonymous said...

Officer Jimenez, I was on the job for 21 years and have been retired for a little over 3. I don't care who believes what I am about to say. I am 63, my body is broken, my life is broken, and I am trying very hard to survive for the sake of my wife and daughter. That being said, knowing you have a wife and 3 kids, if it were possible, I would trade my life for you to be back with them. Mine would survive, and I have lived most of my life, but you were robbed of that. If I could, I would pay the price for you to come back. I really don't care who believes this...I mean it. God Bless you and yours Officer Jimenez."""""

11/22/2018 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/20/2018 08:59:00 PM

You mean a lot to some people. Things are never as bad as you think. Please go talk to someone, you will be glad you did.

11/22/2018 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP.

11/22/2018 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From your borthers in blue at the CCSO Corrections/Courts/Patrol, may you rest in peace Ofc. Jimenez, YOU are a hero.

11/25/2018 09:30:00 PM  

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