Category: Officer of the Month

Lt. Don Jerome

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February 2013 I came on the job in 1994 and was assigned to the 025th District.  I worked patrol, gang and tact team assignments.  I was promoted to Detective in 2000 and was assigned to Area Four.  In 2003, I was promoted to Sergeant and spent most of my time...

P.O. Susan M. Doody

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January 2013 I was hired by the Chicago Police Department in August of 1998.  Shortly after graduating from the Police Academy, I was sent to the 008th District.  In 008, I worked afternoons, midnights and then was detailed to Research and Development.  After my detail, I returned to 008...

P.O. Nyls C. Meredith

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December 2012 I joined the Chicago Police Department in July of 2007. Upon completion and graduation from the Police Academy, I was assigned to the 022nd district where I spent one year on midnights. After a short time spent working hard in the 022nd district, I was given an...

P.O. Edward S. Pakula, Jr.

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November 2012 I joined the Chicago Police Department in July 1995 and was assigned to the 002nd District upon graduating from the  Police Academy. I spent five years on midnights where I earned three life saving awards and an award of valor from the Illinois Police Association.  While in...

Sgt. John Zitek (Ret.)

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October 2012 Sgt. John Zitek joined the Chicago Police Department and was sworn in under the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Act in June of 1956.  He was assigned to the CPD Training Academy in February of 1958 and was promoted to detective in December of that year. On Saturday, February...

Sgt. Eric Diaz

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September 2012 Sgt. Eric Diaz is an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.  He began his career in the 018th District and made Detective in 2001 where he worked in Area 4.  Eric spent 10 years with the Fugitive Apprehension Section and U.S. Marshal Service as a...

P.O. Alphonsus O’Connor

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August 2012 During the early morning hours of Easter Sunday 2005, Chicago Police Officer Alphonsus O’Connor was driving to work when he observed a man running across the street holding a gun and being chased by the Railroad Police.  Officer O’Connor found this to be highly unusual because the...

Martin Howard

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June 2012 Martin Howard was vacationing with his family in Orlando Florida he stopped for a moment to seek directions from an orange county sheriff s deputy while obtaining directions the deputy s partner was intentionally run down while attempting to stop a speeding car while the sheriff s...

James Schodlter

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May 2012 This incident occurred on a Saturday morning, February 15, 1992 at approximately 8:57am. I monitored a call from dispatch to one of the beat cars, regarding a hold-up alarm at the currency exchange store on the 5900 block of North Clark Street. Escaping emptyhanded, the gunmen ran...
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