Parole Denied

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Thursday, February 27th – The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus, secured 23 uniformed officers and traveled to Springfield to protest the release of inmates Lee Jones and Joseph Hurst. Jones shot and severely injured P.O. Eddie Jackson in 1977 during a traffic altercation. The officer survived, but as a result of the shooting was left paralyzed and unable...

Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Hearing

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Wednesday, January 22nd – At a public meeting today, family members and friends of slain Chicago Police Officers William Fahey and Richard O’Brien urged the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Review Commission members to carefully and impartially review the facts related to a request for judicial review by Jackie Wilson. Officers Fahey and O’Brien were both fatally shot in February,...

The Mooney Family, A Strong Tradition in Police and Military Service

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James L. Mooney Jr. was, among many other things, a Chicago Police Officer who died while in service to the United States during World War II.  An article written by his grandson, James L. Mooney IV, during his visit to his grandfather’s grave follows.   “The Glory of Their Deeds…..”  “Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds”,...

Operation Santa Brings Holiday Cheer To Chicago Police Families

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  Sunday, December 15th – This weekend, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation conducted another successful Operation Santa. A motorcade of Chicago Police and IL State Police vehicles escorted Santa and Mrs. Claus to all corners of the city bringing gifts to the children – 35 in total – of Chicago police officers who had been killed or seriously injured...

Article about CPMF Supporter Sgt. John Folino

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DNAinfo.com ran an article about CPMF supporter, John Folino, and his work as a police consultant on films and shows featuring officers. Chicago Police Sergeant John Folino is Hollywood’s Right-Hand Cop IRVING PARK — John Folino is bilingual: He can speak both “cop” and “Hollywood.” That’s why the Chicago Police Department sergeant is the go-to source for producers who...

Chicago Police Academy Training Lab Named After Fallen Officer

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Officer Michael Gordon, killed in the line-of-duty in 2004 by a drunk driver, was honored last week by the CPD. The Chicago Police Academy training lab, where recruits learn how to administer Breathalyzer tests, has been named after the late officer in a moving ceremony. The former military police officer served on the CPD and Riverside Police Department before he...

Parole Hearings for the Convicted Murderer of Chicago Police Officer Terry Loftus

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Thursday, November 21 – The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus today and brought 22 uniformed Chicago Police Officers to Springfield to attend the En Banc hearing for Ronnie Carrasquillo the convicted murderer of Chicago Police Officer Terry Loftus. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board denied Carasquillo parole by a vote of 12 to 3. They also imposed a...

An Update about Officer Mullen’s Kickstarter Campaign

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CPD Officer Jim Mullen is using Kickstarter to grow his business, Mullen’s Apple Sauce. The largest crowd-funding platform on the Internet, Kickstarter is an online venue where people present their project in hopes of getting funded by contributions from people all over the Internet.  Small contributions coupled with thousands of backers help small upstarts and entrepreneurs raise the needed...

Woman found guilty in 2008 shooting death of police officer

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Wednesday, October 30 – The family of Chicago police Officer Richard Francis dropped their heads Wednesday night as they heard a jury convict a woman with a reported history of mental illness in his 2008 slaying. Jurors deliberated for about five hours before finding Robin Johnson, 50, guilty of first-degree murder. That carries an automatic life sentence, along with aggravated...

‘On Being A Cop’: Father-Son Book Benefits CPMF

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Officers Jim and Jay Padar, a father and son duo who were/are Chicago Police Officers, have a new book published. Titled “On Being a Cop“, the non-fiction publication tells stories from their days on the street. A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to two police charities — the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and Police Chaplains Ministry, Jay...

Guilty Verdicts In Valadez Slaying

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Thursday, October 10 -Two separate juries submitted guilty verdicts yesterday in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez. Christopher Harris and Kevin Walker were found guilty on murder and attempted murder charges connected to the June 1, 2009, killing in a vacant Englewood lot. Thank you to all who came out in support of the Valadez family....

The Blackhawks Bring the Stanley Cup to Gold Star Families and Our Catastrophically Injured Officers

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  We are so grateful to the Blackhawks organization for bringing such joy to our Gold Star Families and catastrophically injured officers! The organization brought the Stanley Cup to police headquarters on October 6th, so the Gold Star families and injured officers could see it and take part in the team’s achievement. The photo above shows Officer Bernie Domagala...
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