Thursday, March 10, 2016 — This morning, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus, secured 21 uniformed officers and traveled to the office of the IL Prisoner Review Board in Springfield to protest the release of inmate Lee Jones.
Jones shot and severely injured P.O. Eddie Jackson in October of 1977 during a traffic altercation. The officer survived, but as a result of the shooting, was left paralyzed and unable to speak until his death in 2003.
Following a brief presentation by PRB member Daryl Jones, the motion to parole the inmate was denied by a vote of 8-4. The CPMF would like to thank the officers who attended the hearing in support of the Jackson family. They experienced firsthand how important it is that we NEVER FORGET.