Five CPD Officers Honored at CPMF’s December Executive Board Meeting

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Thomas Surma, Sean Najm, Miles Furlet, Monica Calixto and Curtis Wallace Honored as December Officers of the Month On November 27, 2016 shortly after 1130pm, Officers Thomas Surma and Ursula Karcz were working an overtime violence reduction program assigned to the 011th District on the west side of Chicago. Both officers were sitting in their police vehicle on Kenton...

2017 Operation Santa Held on December 9th and 10th

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The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s 11th annual Operation Santa kicked off Saturday December 10th as a police motorcade escorted Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a team of merry elves around Chicago this weekend delivering gifts, good wishes and the spirit of the holidays to families of fallen or seriously injured Chicago Police officers. Accompanying Santa and Ms. Claus on...

Kyle Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes Donates $25,000 to the CPMF!

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On Saturday, December 2nd, Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs appeared at the 019th District and presented a check from his Neighborhood Heroes Foundation in the amount of $25,0000 to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.  Kyle also donated an autographed jersey.  Thank you, Kyle, for being a true neighborhood hero and supporting the families of Chicago’s fallen and catastrophically...

Chicago Police Officer Who Donated His Bone Marrow Named Officer of the Month

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 29-year-old Chicago Police officer has been named the Police Memorial Foundation’s Officer of the Month for saving the life of an eight-month-old boy. Officer Paul Pulkownik did not pull the infant to safety in the middle of gunfire or from a burning building. Instead, this past Spring, he gave the boy more than one liter of...

Details for Officer Andre Van Vegten’s Memorial Services

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Please see below for information regarding the Memorial Services to be held in honor of Chicago Police Officer Andre Van Vegten: Monday, November 13th Visitation from 3pm-8pm Orland Funeral Home (formerly Zimmerman-Sandeman Blake-Lamb Funeral Home) 9900 W 143rd St. Orland Park, IL 60462 St. Jude Service Scheduled for 7pm  

Hero Chicago Police Officer, Andre Van Vegten, Passes Away

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     The law enforcement and Chicago communities suffered a tragic loss today.  Hero Chicago Police Officer Andre VanVegten passed away this morning, November 2nd.  Andre was a staunch supporter of law enforcement, a member of the Chicago Police Survivors, and a true champion of injured law enforcement officers. On the evening of January 7, 1997 while assigned to the...

Come Run With Team CPMF at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Registration is now Open!

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Come run with us in 2018! Register HERE! Register today as a member of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation charity running team to guarantee your entry with Team CPMF in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  The CPMF has a limited number of race entries available for those who commit to the required and enforced fundraising minimum of $1,000.  Those applying for...

CPMF October Officers of the Month Honored for Saving a Newborn Baby’s Life

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CHICAGO (CBS) — After helping revive a baby who was born premature and unresponsive, two Chicago police officers have been named the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s officers of the month. Ogden District Field Training Officer Mark Palozzolo and a new recruit, Officer Maritza Bautista, responded to a 911 call of an infant girl who wasn’t breathing on June 12....

Support Team CPMF at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

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Team CPMF (a 64 member strong team!) will be running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 8th.  Team CPMF has raised $70,000 so far this year for the families of Chicago’s fallen and catastrophically injured police officers. Our team members have been training for months for this grueling 26.2 mile race, and they are doing...

Sworn and Civilian CPD Members: EAP Needs Your Help – Please Participate

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The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to provide confidential supportive assistance to all sworn and civilian department members, members of their immediate families, and retired sworn members. The department has created a brief anonymous survey and encourages all members to participate. The survey can be accessed from many platforms, such as desktops, smart phones, and tablets, by pasting...

Support the CPMF and Apply for the CPFCU’s Skip a Pay Program!

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From the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union: The holiday season is almost here and Chicago Patrolmen’s is tracking down some extra cash for our members! We know that holiday expenses can add up. Skip-A-Pay is the perfect way to have extra cash right when you need it! How does it work? Simply apply online at www.cpdfcu.com between October 2 and November...

SAPFA raised $2,000 for Get Behind The Vest!

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Thank you to the Scandinavian American Police and Fire Association for hosting a Get Behind the Vest fundraiser Saturday night at 115 Bourbon Street!  The SAPFA raised $2,000 for the purchase of replacement vests for our Chicago Police Officers!  “Take a Liking to a Viking”!

Officer Bernie Domagala, a True Hero, Passes Away

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The City of Chicago has lost a true hero.  It is with a heavy heart that we report that Officer Bernie Domagala passed away after suffering for twenty-nine years from the devastating injuries he sustained when shot while he was on duty on July 14, 1988.  Bernie was the father of three boys, Erik, Craig and Adam, and husband...
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