Battle of the Badges Donates $34,500 to the CPMF

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Chicago’s Finest Boxers of the CPD battled Chicago’s Bravest Boxers of the CFD fought for bragging rights at this year’s Battle of the Badges while raising funds for Chicago police and fire charities.  This year, the Chicago Police Department scored a victory over the Chicago Fire Department.  At the end of the day, a total of $34,500 was donated...

Horses of Honor Once Again On Display on Michigan Avenue

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Several more Horses of Honor will line Michigan Avenue and other select locations in the City in honor of Chicago’s fallen police heroes. Click below for more information: http://abc7chicago.com/news/horses-of-honor-program-pays-tribute-to-chicago-police-/870649/ http://wgntv.com/2015/07/21/horse-statues-to-line-michigan-avenue-in-honor-of-fallen-officers/ http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/artist-creates-horse-sculptures-to-honor-chicago-police-officers/ http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-horse-statue-st-0731-20150730-story.html

Paralyzed cop says he’s being evicted because city failed to pay bills

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Statement from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation: The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has worked with Densey Cole on an ongoing basis since his tragic accident to provide him and his family the support they need. This includes financial assistance, housing support and tuition for his daughters’ education. Additionally, the CPMF has provided Densey with an attorney to represent him...

Convicted Murderer of Officer Michael Flisk Sentenced to Life in Prison

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From The Chicago Tribune (Link At End Of Article): The daughter of slain Chicago police Officer Michael Flisk, an evidence technician, tearfully described in court Friday the pain she felt holding her father’s lifeless hand, still covered in fingerprinting powder, after he and another man were shot dead in a Southeast Side alley in 2010. “He was killed doing...

Statement from the CPMF on the Parole of Convicted Cop Killer Joseph Bigsby

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The murder of a police officer is an assault on the entire community. When those who sacrifice their own safety in service to others are gunned down by criminals, it’s incumbent on everyone to ensure that those offenders are held fully accountable. Unfortunately, that did not happen yesterday. Yesterday, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board set a convicted cop killer...

Another 1,100 Chicago Police Officers Get New Bulletpoof Vests

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Latest News Another 1,100 Chicago Police Officers Get New Bulletpoof Vests Thanks to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest Program Link to article As part of our ongoing effort to supply Chicago Police Officers with replacement bulletproof vests through our Get Behind the Vest program, another 1,100 Chicago Police Officers were measured for their new vests...

$7,000 Closer To Reaching Our Goal

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Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s efforts to raise $4 million in order to help replace 8,000 bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers will get a funding boost through a grant from UPS. The $7,000 grant will directly impact the initiative, “Get Behind the Vest.”  Developed in 2014, the program will help pay for the high price tag of vests. “Since...

Firehouse Subs(R) Heats Up Chicago with $190,000 Worth of Life-Saving Tools

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Awards Grant to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest Initiative. Pictured are: Art Hannus (CPMF Board President), John Gordon (CPMF Project Manager) and Phil Cline (CPMF Executive Director). Our Thanks for Don Fox, Robin Peters, Robin Sorenson, and the rest of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s staff! Thank you for...

Unique Quilt Honors All Chicago Police Officers

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  From: Fox32Chicago CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Law enforcement officers will tell you they are all cut from the same cloth. Well, this week on Chicago Stories, a stunning creation symbolizes that very belief. After a year of hard work from a dedicated group of eight volunteers, the Quilt to Remember is complete. “We are done. This is...

Beautiful Evergreen Tree Planted at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park Made Possible Through the Generosity of Kaneville Trees, Christy Webber and Cubs Care

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A huge, beautiful evergreen tree has been planted at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park on April 1st.  The tree was originally donated by Laurie Damgaard and Paul Guzzetta of Kaneville Tree Farm to Tom and Laura Ricketts of Cubs Care for display and use during the Christmas season for the team’s Cubs Care charitable events.  After the season...

St. Laurence Supports Get Behind The Vest

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St. Laurence High School Student Council President Frank Murray (from left), student Jimmy Burnett, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) Project Manager John Gordon, Chicago Police Officer Mike Burnett, CPMF volunteer Kate McMahon, St. Laurence Student Council Moderator Karen Mikan, student Sean Burnett and St. Laurence Principal James Muting helped the school raise $650 for a CPMF “Get Behind the...

Brother Rice High School Donates $5,800 to Get Behind the Vest!

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Brother Rice Students and faculty raised funds for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest initiative by dropping individual donations into collection boxes stationed at the school. When tallied, the donations totaled $2500. Dr. Kevin Burns, the President of Brother Rice H.S., matched that amount with his own $2500 donation. Finally, an additional $800 came into the...

High School Raises Money for CPD Bulletproof Vests

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As reported originally in the Chicago Sun Times – Brother Rice High School students got to ditch their uniforms for a day, fund-raising to buy bullet proof vests for Chicago Police officers. The one-day fundraiser, held Wednesday at the Catholic school, 10001 S. Pulaski Road, attracted about 700 students of the all-male school and raised $700 for Get Behind...
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