Mayor Emanuel Supporting Police Memorial Foundation

MAYOR EMANUEL SUPPORTING POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION THROUGH CITY COUNCIL GIFT Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that he will use a holiday gift given to him by City Council members to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, an organization that provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Earlier...

Michigan Avenue horse sculptures to be auctioned

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Originally Reported On The Chicago Tribune: Fifteen of the decorative horses that lined Michigan Avenue and other downtown streets in the fall will be auctioned off Wednesday at a fundraiser for families of slain and injured police officers, officials announced…. Click Here To Read More

The Empty Space Left By Phil Corby

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Click here to Read the Crain’s article, “The Empty Space Left by Phil Corby”. Phil Corboy was a great friend to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, and Tom Demetrio is carrying on that support and friendship today.


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On November 13th, a jury came back with a GUILTY verdict on offender Paris McGee for the murder of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.  Also, the jury found McGee GUILTY of the murder of a Peace Officer.  NO BAIL.  Sentencing hearing for McGee is December 15th, 2014.  The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will NEVER FORGET Officer Thomas Wortham IV...

Horses on parade: Statues to honor fallen police officers, raise money

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  Media Coverage: Chicago Tribune Article        Chicago Now Article Sun Times Article            DNAinfo Chicago Article   Northtown News Magazine Video Article Corboy & Demetrio Sponsors Horse of Honor Dedicated to Fallen Police Officer BY MITCH DUDEK Staff Reporter July 28, 2014 3:16AM from the Chicago Sun Times Original Story: A...

Naperville artist at work rehabilitating fallen horse

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Link to full story: Diana Leviton Gondek’s horse soon will ride again. The Naperville painter is among the local artists whose work comprises the Horses of Honor. The public art installation benefits the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation through creatively inspired tributes to officers who have died or become disabled in the line of duty since 1853. The exhibit...

Rock the Badges donates $3,700 to the CPMF

Lt. John Garrido and Officer Russell Schulz present the Executive Board of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation with a $3,700 donation raised at the 2014 Rock the Badges event held onSeptember 6th.  Thanks for your hard work on behalf of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation!  

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...
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