Thursday, May 21, 2020

Situational Awareness Lacking

  • Four men are in custody after they tried to rob an off-duty Chicago police sergeant within steps of the 19th District police station in Lakeview early Wednesday. A fifth offender got away.

    The 40-year-old sergeant was on the 900 block of West Addison when five men approached him and demanded his valuables around 2:18 a.m., according to a CPD spokesperson and a source.

    All five offenders fled the scene when the sergeant pulled out a handgun and announced that he is a police officer, according to the department. Cops searched the area and detained four suspects on the 900 block of West Fletcher about 30 minutes later.

    The attempted hold-up unfolded about 100 yards from the front door of the Town Hall District station at 850 West Addison.
Thankfully, Crimesha will release them all on minimal bail that they'll pay with the proceeds from previous robberies and they can continue to turn their lives around.

Quite a bit of restraint on the Sergeant's part though.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the POD video. You can see the off duty get into position as best as he could after 5-6 offenders approach him.
He seems to distract them for a split second and draws his weapon. They see him draw his weapon and they run. He chases them on foot by himself. 5-6 against 1 and he still ran after them. Glad he is okay and all were placed into custody. Everyone please be safe out here.

5/21/2020 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to think this was a lack of situational awareness, but fear that it may be a sign of just how brazen and empowered thieves have become thanks to Foxx.


5/21/2020 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those idiots are lucky to be alive.

5/21/2020 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, Sarge...

You should've done society a real solid
by not saying a word and just upping your
shit and letting the funk fly on those m/fers...

Sometimes... BEE-AY-DEE, head-strong/mind-locked/
no-love/break-neck/throw-away m/fer(s) just need killing.

As sure as a fat man grins during a Friday fish-fry,
those m/fers will be back to hit a revenge lick on
some poor, unsuspecting DePaul/Lincoln Park/Lakeview/
Ravenswood liberal slob.

5/21/2020 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That area around the 019 station is the supreme muggers alley. No surprise there. The victim selection process appears to have failed miserably in this one. What a great place to get strong armed or house robbed, easy Red line access for shitheads of all stripes who show up in search of victims.

5/21/2020 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the huge ass police blue lives matter banner on the same block hanging from someones home where he was robbed. These criminals like most, if not all, are complete morons. But God forbid, if the copper shot the robbery offenders, their graduation photos would be shown from the 5th grade. Typical wasteland of Chicago and its fake media who are in bed with the corrupt politicians here in CROOKED COUNTY

5/21/2020 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job by the PO for not ventilating one of them too and the fine upstanding citizens were lucky they did not display a weapon or they would have been ventilated. Hope they were social distancing during the holdup.

5/21/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowadays you shoot someone with a gun while working you are a step away from jail. Shoot someone off duty with no weapon recovered off duty might as well say bye bye freedom. They would end up charging this guy and then blast him all over media across the United States on how he shot an "unarmed model citizen" regardless of situation. What I came to understand was this Sgt was in a bad situation surrounded by several "usual suspects" and managed to pull his gun giving chase and help placing these guys under arrest. He was alone and a very tough situation when you are outnumbered. He could have frozen and not done a thing. It seems he did what he could to get to his gun and make it out alive. This is the best case scenario. The city would have let this man fry. The Mayor would have turned her back and he would be at call back pending a murder investigation.

5/21/2020 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad he didn't have to shoot any of them, all it would do is bring him grief.

5/21/2020 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad they were at least smart enough to not go up against the officer with a gun..

5/21/2020 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Situational Awareness my butt, they don't care, there is no fear because there is no consequence. 4 on 1 and no one armed?

5/21/2020 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These were my observations;
It seems these individuals were hiding in an alley and the ODS couldn't see them as he is exiting his vehicle. The ODS seems to be preoccupied with something possibly keys. The individuals start approaching as the ODS enters his gate. As he enters he is startled to see 5 individuals 15-20 feet from him. At this point they have the tactical advantage because it is five vs one.The ODS has a choice go for his weapon and hope he doesn't get shot while going for it or try to do something else to make time so he can get gun. He is smart enough to throw attention somewhere else in turn all five look away from his direction. This gave him just enough time to get it. As the gun comes out they begin to run. The ODS chases them which is a natural instinct for us.
The cavalry shows up and along with ODS all are placed into custody for the exception of one. The ODS did not got shot and the big kahuna above had us in his devine glory last night.
The ODS would have been more than justified to shoot if he could have grabbed his gun at the very beginning.
Keep in mind if these idiots had no gun and were shot and killed CPD would be all over media outlets claiming we killed an unarmed straight A student and an inspiring productive person to society. Also a $100,000,000 wrongful death lawsuit that they would want the ODS to pay from his own pockets.
Point to rambling-----> the decision you have a second to make will follow you for the rest of your life. So make the best one you feel is right and keep you alive to fight another day.

5/21/2020 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice arrest

5/21/2020 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're one Badass Sergeant ! Thank You for Protecting Yourself and I Thank God You're still here... The 5 fucking punk dickweeds fuck you asswipes and the leaders that encourage your criminal stupidity.

5/21/2020 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this case will disappear...

5/21/2020 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget last month, when some slightly retarded gentlemen thought they would rob a Walgreens, then use the Blue Line as a getaway car. All they had to dow was get past the 16th Dist. All they had to do.....Wait till 5150 is built. Then they can just run in there.

5/21/2020 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Sergeant! The 4 plus 1 lucky morons should Thank You for not filling the Freezer !

5/21/2020 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They waz juss funning. Like when a certain ex-area north detective commander knew the 4 black kids were just funning when they beat and cut the white kid and said anti-Trump and anti-white statements

5/21/2020 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the post: 5/21/2020 03:14:00 AM
Thank you for displaying the situation. People never realize how they would react to a situation like this. You have 1 gun but you have no idea how many guns are against you. One false move and you can get shot from 5 different ways. You have to look at 10 hands instead of just one for a split second while being by alone. This is virtually impossible. I was told this Sgt went above and beyond using some smart thinking on the fly and can't say I would have done the same. Sometimes you have to use your smarts in order to get an advantage when faced with a disadvantage. I have to commend you for your extraordinary bravery in a dangerous situation and keeping with the fight. He could have just called 911 instead of chasing them alone. The police in us kicks in and you can't help but do your job off duty as you would on duty. Great job and way to save us from unwanted national attention.

5/21/2020 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they wanted to win the "Ghetto Lottery", by provoking a cop to shoot one or all of them, a sort-of modified version of russian roulette, where other person holds gun, points it at you, and fires, perhaps shooting you, or not. Police shooting is worth $2.25 million to $5 million, right? If your job skills are limited to dealing drugs, or mugging folks, well it's discouraging to see no opportunities of advancement, and see there's the big-risk but big-reward alternative, of CPD-inflicted bodily injury.

5/21/2020 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for the pro-residency clowns who insist cops living here makes the city safer. And this violent crime outside a police station isn’t a one off. ***** Danny Doffyn RIP never forget *****

5/21/2020 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phenomenal job Srg. Chasing these guys by yourself after a possible robbery takes some HUGE balls and determination. I would have just dialed 911. Thank god all worked out.

5/21/2020 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos. Take shit from no one.

CookCo Affirmative Defense:
we dint kno that he/she/they was the police and we dindu nuffin but run away (in fear) when we saw they gun.

Larri’s StayAtHome $4000 Crovid Disorderly Conductors ANOV will be assessed after CookmCounty affordable bond.

- the Lt is still looking for the curfew violations for the checkoff sheet.

5/21/2020 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was entrapment of the community members once again! Those Police's tricked them boys into trying to commit robbery! What are people and folks supposed to do, sit home and kick back?
Hope Kimmie and the Judge don't go too hard on those boys, they were just funnin! Fucking joke, a real fucking joke! In the meantime I hear the CC for civilians is extended but the assholes in this country do nothing for the IROCC permits! Aw shit you don't need it, they be holding up active duty officers!!! I repeat, a real fucking joke! You're doing a fine job Mayorass, put a few more exempts and UNQUALIFIED leaders in the police department and then wonder why things are fucked up!! They say consider the source, so Mayorass you must be the fucked up one to begin with, why don't you go get another haircut you GOOF or should I say HEAD ASS CLOWN!!!

5/21/2020 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on scene and can say this Sgt kicked ass. He took on all these assholes and took the fight to them. Even with all going in his world he took the time to say, thanks. This might not mean much to most but it genrally speaks volumes about a person. Most times people don't give a shit and won't even acknowledge you. So no Sgt, Thank You

5/21/2020 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were they the Amish people again? Same people same folks same story and people wonder why other people avoid completely avoid going around so call human beings that act like this! God bless this copper, he did the right thing could you imagine if he did something else and ventilated these pieces of shit he would be all over the news they would show his house His family and constantly be after him!

5/21/2020 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb move BOYS. Next time, and there will be a next time, stay at least 2 blocks away from a cop shop. Karma is a bitch ain’t it Boys.

5/21/2020 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Sarge. Wish we had more like you. Be safe.

5/21/2020 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowadays you shoot someone with a gun while working you are a step away from jail. Shoot someone off duty with no weapon recovered off duty might as well say bye bye freedom.

We are not free from fear & the oppression of criminals, juvenile crime & street gangs. Police are not allowed to pursue criminals, but Waves of criminals are allowed to roam our city where they rob, rape, and shoot guns with glee. As the governor suspended our rights over a virus in the name of protections. Maybe our nation needs to suspend the rights of people accuseded of crimes in the name of safety & public welfare. Our nation was founded with the constitution to protect people from government and religious zeolots, not be a tool for killers, rapist and thieves to take advantage of a society hard working well meaning upstanding citizens working towards the greater good. As the post above stated the only people society goes after with vigor, and take away rights from- is the police.

5/21/2020 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“ I'd like to think this was a lack of situational awareness, but fear that it may be a sign of just how brazen and empowered thieves have become thanks to Foxx.


5/21/2020 12:19:00 AM”

I could be wrong, but I believe the lack of situational awareness referred to the 5 shitbirds. Working police can spot a shit head from a mile away, and situationally aware criminals should be able to spot a cop. These 5 morons didn’t know their surroundings and didn’t evaluate their target. The shitheads should’ve known, but they weren’t paying attention.

5/21/2020 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sergeant works in my unit. He is legitimately a great supervisor from what I can tell. He is always riding with his guys and backing them up working along side of them. He seems to treat them like adults and good to them. His team genuinely looks happy. They are lucky. I'm stuck with a sergeant who I'm lucky to see once a night and always upset when I ask for anything.

5/22/2020 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Currently in my sqaud car reading tcomments on this post and simply amazed. To the UPPER ECHELON if you read what you call this insignificant blog then read this. My buddy works over in area 3 and said this guy came into work later that day after I'm sure a hell of a night. He is back at it working with his people on the streets. How many of you so called bosses would come to work later that same day? In reality how many have you ever worked the streets to begin with. You people would most likely hit the medical or have to take a few days to recuperate from such an ordeal. No chance in hetes you would have ever chased so that notion is out of the window. You command no respect and afraid of your own shadow. Leadership (noun) the action of leading a group of people or an organization. I know who I would follow into battle and it isn't any of you assholes. JBP, Lightfoot, and Fox well. Outstanding job sergeant! You can ride with me anytime.I would leave my name and star but that would just get me bricked with these asinine fools. Keep rocking blog and keeping us informed.

5/22/2020 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can’t wait until I’m finished with my lateral transfer. I will never come back to this city, not even for a baseball game.

5/22/2020 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/21/2020 08:21:00 PM
I think the comment you are referring agrees with you. Think they meant they were such idiots they couldn't see the station and sauad cars down the block and or so brazen they didn't care. The Sgt couldn't see them because they were hiding in an alley at a distance so no way he could spot them or be aware.

5/22/2020 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job sgt. Glad u r safe. Wish those shitheads were 6 ft under. But more important so glad U r good. Wish there were more bosses like u!! We need them!!

From a Sister in blue

5/22/2020 08:19:00 PM  

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