2015 Operation Santa Was a Great Success!

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On December 12th and 13th, members of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, its friends and supporters accompanied Santa and Mrs. Claus on this year’s Operation Santa and delivered presents and Christmas Cheer to 21 families of Chicago Police officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Thanks to Macy’s, the Estate of Susan Lucas, Michael...

First Annual Tree Lighting Held at GSF Memorial and Park

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Thanks to the generosity of Kaneville Tree Farms, Tom and Laura Ricketts and Christy Webber Landscapes, the CPMF held its First Annual Tree Lighting at Gold Star Families Memorial Park.  With the help of Avril and Alana Nauden who “flipped the switch”, several evergreen trees were lit up in bright blue and white in remembrance of our fallen heroes. ...

Cali Street Naming Ceremony

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On May 20 1975 police officer JOSEPH Cali was shot and killed on the 2100 block of Lake St.  Today he was honored by the naming of the 6400 block of N Oxford Ave.  Pictured are his widow Neva , his daughters Jennifer and Carylin and his grandchildren. Also pictured is 41st ward alderman ANthony NAPOLITANO who arranged for...

Sauganash Elementary School Raises $1,200 for Get Behind the Vest!

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The students, faculty and staff of Sauganash Elementary School, located on Chicago’s north side, raised $1,200 for the CPMF’s Get Behind the Vest initiative which seeks to provide replacement vests to Chicago Police Officers. To date, over 6,000 vests have been distributed to Chicago Police Officers. Thanks for helping to “protect those who protect us”, Sauganash Elementary! We, and...

The Verdict Is In! GUILTY!

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Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7 October 19. 2015 The verdict in the PO Thomas E. Wortham, IV Murder Trial is in and the word for the third and final defendant, Marcus Floyd, is GUILTY! The verdicts are as follows: GUILTY – Murder of a Peace Officer Thomas E. Wortham, IV GUILTY – Attempted Murder of Thomas E....

Thank you Team CPMF!

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A big thank you and congratulations go out to Team CPMF led by team captain Jeff Zwit. Our 50 member strong team participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday and raised over $60,000 for the families of Chicago’s fallen and catastrophically injured police heroes! Way to go Team CPMF!

CPMF-Buoniconti Golf Outing a Great Success!

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The Inaugural CPMF/Buoniconti Fund Golf Outing held on October 5th was a great success.  We would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and golfers who made this special day possible, as well as Jim and Athena Mullen, our honorary Chairpersons of the day.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Buoniconti Fund...

Bryant Brewer Sentenced to Life Plus 115 years

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On September 23, 2015, Bryant Brewer was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 115 years in prison for killing Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg and shooting at three other officers and a civilian in 2010. Brewer had been convicted last month following a bench trial by Cook County Judge Timothy Joyce, who imposed the sentence.

Police Chaplain to Hold Public Prayer Service Prior to Sentencing of Thor Soderberg’s Murderer

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On Wednesday, September 23rd at 12:30 PM, Police Chaplain Father Dan Brandt will hold a prayer service on the front stairs of the Criminal Court at 26th & California prior to the sentencing of Bryant Brewer the convicted murderer of Chicago police officer Thor Soderberg. All Police Officers, family members and police supporters are invited to attend.

A Beautiful Night for the Twilight Ride

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On September 9th, the CPMF held its First Annual Twilight Pedal Ride.  Over 110 riders participated in the Ride from North Avenue Beach to Gold Star Families Memorial and Park and back for an After Party at Castaways Bar & Grill.  It was a gorgeous night and a great time was had by all.  All proceeds from the event...
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