Ben Perez Memorial Roll Call Held on September 20th

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On September 18, 2002, Chicago Police Officer Benjamin Perez was killed while on duty. In just four years with the Chicago Police Department he earned 16 honorable mentions. While his death was a tragic loss for the city of Chicago, his legacy will be one of hope and achievement. The 14th anniversary of Benjamin Perez’s death was commemorated with...

Hundreds Turn Out to Honor 575 Fallen Chicago Police Officers

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On September 13th, several hundred Gold Star Family members, law enforcement officers, civilians and supporters turned out to pay tribute to 575 fallen officers of the Chicago Police Department at the annual Candlelight Vigil. Because of the threat of thunderstorms, this year’s Vigil was held indoors at Soldier Field. Among those in attendance were Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor...

St. Symphorosa Student Isabella Marusarz Raises $100 for GBTV!

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St. Symphorosa student Isabella Marusarz used her talent as an artist to raise $100 for Get Behind the Vest. She spent many hours making drawings and then sold them to raise funds to help purchase replacement vests for Chicago Police Officers. Isabella and her parents presented the check to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood...

The Chicago Blackhawks Continue Their Efforts to Support Get Behind the Vest!

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On August 2nd, at CPD Headquarters, the CPMF unveiled its Public Service Announcement in support of Get Behind the Vest featuring Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.  At that press conference, Blackhawks Senior Executive Director of Marketing Peter Hassen announced that the Blackhawks pledged to bring their cash donation to GBTV up to $5,000!  Thank you Chicago Blachawks for...

Corey Crawford Urges Chicago to “Get Behind the Vest”

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Want to Donate?  Click HERE The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation today announced that it is launching a new fundraising push so it can deliver on a commitment it made in 2014 to provide 8,000 replacement bulletproof vests to Chicago Police officers.  Since launching the “Get Behind The Vest” initiative in fall, 2014, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has provided...

Our Thoughts and Prayers are With the Families of the Fallen and Injured Dallas Police Officers

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During protests on July 7th, twelve Dallas Police Officers were shot by snipers while serving and protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.  Five of those officers died of their injuries.  Please help the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation remember the sacrifices made by these officers in service to their city, and join us in offering our thoughts and prayers for...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes on Father’s Day

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Fr Dan Brandt of the CPD chaplains unit celebrated mass at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park in memory of the fallen heroes of the CPD on Fathers’ Day.  Click below for media coverage. http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/WEB_FATHERS-DAY_Chicago-383564991.html http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/19/chicago-police-families-celebrate-fathers-day-at-lakefront-memorial/

Phil Cline Awarded CPD’s Highest Honor

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Some of Chicago’s finest were honored Thursday for exemplary work, including the Department’s highest honor given to former Supt. Phil Cline for his work with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Cline started and helped sustain the foundation, which aids fallen and injured officers as well as their families. Deputy Chief Eugene Williams also received a leadership...

Thanks Ron!

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Distinguished Chicago news veteran Ron Magers recently retired. He has led the way in reporting the news for over 50 years, and he is a long-time supporter of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. We would like to say “Thanks” to Ron for his years of support for the CPMF and wish him the best of luck and happiness in...

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS

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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS from the Executive Board of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation   May 10, 2016 To All Chicago Police Officers: A short time ago, thousands of Chicago Police officers and their families turned out on a cold, raw windy Saturday morning to join us at the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s 12th Annual...

Chili’s Will Donate 15% of your pre-tax purchase to the CPMF!

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Chili’s will donate 15% of your pre-tax purchase to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation! Present the Chili’s Give Back Program voucher while dining in or picking up a meal at any Illinois or NW Indiana Chili’s location through December 31, 2016. Please  print the attached document, share with your friends and families, and stop into Chili’s today! You can also use the...
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