Man Charged in Murder of Retired Chicago Police Sergeant

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Originally From the Chicago-Sun Times Link To Article After Jesse Kazmierski and two others allegedly robbed a retired Chicago Police sergeant during a deadly home invasion on the Far South Side, he admitted to someone, “We did something stupid,” Cook County prosecutors said. Believing 73-year-old Elmer Brown and his wife had a lot of money in a safe, the...

Passing of Joseph Lukaszewski – Brother Of Fallen Chicago Police Officer Michael Lukaszewski

On July 22, 2014, Joseph Lukaszewski died. Joseph was the brother of Chicago Police Officer Michael Lukaszewski, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 29, 1957.  Joseph’s body was at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and not  claimed. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation learned of this and, along with Father Dan Brandt, made arrangements...

CPMF Wishes Katarina Perez a Fond Farewell!

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation wishes Katarina Perez a fond farewell and best of luck in her last year of studies at University of Iowa.  Katarina spent the summer working at the CPMF office and we thank her for her excellent work! Good luck Katarina!                        

Convicted Chicago Cop Murderer Wants To Coach Little League

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CPMF received an email from the son of a murdered Chicago Police Officer, requesting help. Clipped Email: “Hello, I’m a Cicero Firefighter, and  I am the son of a Chicago Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty on May 21, 1988. He was killed down the street from the house we lived in in the Hegewisch...

Canaryville Officer John Pigott Honored for Heroism

  CANARYVILLE — Chicago Police Officer John Pigott was in the parking lot of a West Side fried chicken joint when he was run over and tossed onto the hood of a car. As the driver tried to speed away, the veteran officer kept his wits and opened fire, striking the driver’s head and hands. The gunfire caused the...

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Announces Its “Horses Of Honor” Campaign

The Horses of Honor is a public art installation in Chicago benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This project features lifesize statues of Chicago’s Police Horses that are artistically and individually produced and designed by local Chicago artists. From September until November 2014 these public art pieces will be on display in prominent locations throughout the City, such as...

Parole Denied for Cop Killers

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Parole Denied for Cop Killers Thursday, June 26 – The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus, secured 23 uniformed officers and traveled to Springfield to protest the release of inmates Johnny Veal, George Knights and Joseph Hurst. Inmates Knights and Veal murdered Sgt. James Severin and P.O. Anthony Rizzato on July 17,1970 as the officers patrolled the Cabrini-Green...

The annual Fathers Day mass at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

June 16th 2014 The Reverend Daniel Brant led the annual Fathers Day mass at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times Sunday marked the second Father’s Day since Chicago Police Sgt. Chuck Mammoser lost his 9-year-old daughter to a rare, degenerative disease last May. But he joined nearly 200 people Sunday...

Alumni Blackhawks Charity Softball Game Organizers Honored

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation presented Tony Martin of the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund and Alumni Blackhawks player and Olympic Gold Medalist Jack O’Callahan with Awards of Appreciation for their efforts spent organizing, and playing in, the yearly Alumni Blackhawks Charity Softball Game in which alumni Blackhawks players play CPD and CFD personnel in a softball match.  All...

Grand Crossing: Coming of Age on Chicago’s South Side

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For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: Jack McGuire May 7, 2014                                                                            630/462-9388 Special to: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation     Kids, Cops & Catholics Grand Crossing: Coming of Age on Chicago’s South Side During the Great Depression By Jack McGuire   Lifetime Chicago-area resident and author Jack McGuire recalls his rite of passage during one of the darkest periods in our nation’s history.       In a chromatic...

Dodge County (Wisconsin) Memorial

Two Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officers were killed in a helicopter crash searching for the killer of a off-duty Chicago Police Officer. Please consider donating to the law enforcement memorial that will honor these brave officers from Dodge County Wisconsin. A law enforcement memorial that has been in the planning for years is nearing completion, but is $15,000 short in...

Run 2 Remember – Race Results

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The race results from the 10th annual Run 2 Remember are now available online. Please click the following link to check your results!–2

Gold Star Families Memorial Park Cleanup

Thanks to Emily Zalewski from St Daniel the Prophet and John Zalewski Jr , Richard Kiernicki and Michael McAndrew from Nazareth Academy High School for volunteering to spruce up Gold Star Families Memorial and Park after a harsh winter!  Thanks for your hard work!
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