Alumni Blackhawks Charity Softball Game Organizers Honored

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation presented Tony Martin of the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund and Alumni Blackhawks player and Olympic Gold Medalist Jack O’Callahan with Awards of Appreciation for their efforts spent organizing, and playing in, the yearly Alumni Blackhawks Charity Softball Game in which alumni Blackhawks players play CPD and CFD personnel in a softball match.  All...

Grand Crossing: Coming of Age on Chicago’s South Side

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For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: Jack McGuire May 7, 2014                                                                            630/462-9388 Special to: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation     Kids, Cops & Catholics Grand Crossing: Coming of Age on Chicago’s South Side During the Great Depression By Jack McGuire   Lifetime Chicago-area resident and author Jack McGuire recalls his rite of passage during one of the darkest periods in our nation’s history.       In a chromatic...

Dodge County (Wisconsin) Memorial

Two Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officers were killed in a helicopter crash searching for the killer of a off-duty Chicago Police Officer. Please consider donating to the law enforcement memorial that will honor these brave officers from Dodge County Wisconsin. A law enforcement memorial that has been in the planning for years is nearing completion, but is $15,000 short in...

Run 2 Remember – Race Results

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The race results from the 10th annual Run 2 Remember are now available online. Please click the following link to check your results!–2

Gold Star Families Memorial Park Cleanup

Thanks to Emily Zalewski from St Daniel the Prophet and John Zalewski Jr , Richard Kiernicki and Michael McAndrew from Nazareth Academy High School for volunteering to spruce up Gold Star Families Memorial and Park after a harsh winter!  Thanks for your hard work!

How a bullet changed Jim Mullen’s life

  By Shia Kapos Article in Crane’s Chicago Business  from April 03, 2014 Jim Mullen, a former Chicago police officer shot in the line of duty who remade his life as an entrepreneur, is looking to take his product national. Mr. Mullen is CEO of Chicago-based Mullen Foods, which makes applesauce based on his mother’s recipe. It’s already in 400 stores in Chicago...

$15,000 Reward Offered for Killers of Retired Chicago Cop

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for the murder of a retired Chicago police sergeant. Elmer Brown was trying to protect his wife from two hooded intruders that forced their way into his home near 115th Street and Ave G in East Town just before midnight...

How the Feds are trying to make dealer pay for death of cop

Drug dealer Jason “J-Rock” Austin was locked up in Cook County Jail for allegedly killing an off-duty Chicago cop and his female friend while they sat in an SUV on the West Side. But that didn’t stop the feared gang leader from reaching out to his family and friends on jail phones, the feds say. And one by one,...

Convicted Cop Killers Receive Maximum Sentence

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March 19, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Two of three men convicted in the 2009 shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez received the maximum sentences in their cases. Convicted cop killers Christopher Harris and Kevin Walker were sentenced to 105 and 125 years, respectively, in the Officer Valadez’s murder. A third man, Shawn Gaston, was sentenced earlier this year. “It’s...

Run unites fallen police officer’s family

For the Mathews family, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Run to Remember is an important time to be together. This year marks the 10th year for the 5K run, which starts at 8 a.m. May 3 at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, just east of Soldier Field. The event includes a timed competition for runners as well...

Parole Denied

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Thursday, February 27th – The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus, secured 23 uniformed officers and traveled to Springfield to protest the release of inmates Lee Jones and Joseph Hurst. Jones shot and severely injured P.O. Eddie Jackson in 1977 during a traffic altercation. The officer survived, but as a result of the shooting was left paralyzed and unable...

Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Hearing

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Wednesday, January 22nd – At a public meeting today, family members and friends of slain Chicago Police Officers William Fahey and Richard O’Brien urged the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Review Commission members to carefully and impartially review the facts related to a request for judicial review by Jackie Wilson. Officers Fahey and O’Brien were both fatally shot in February,...

The Mooney Family, A Strong Tradition in Police and Military Service

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James L. Mooney Jr. was, among many other things, a Chicago Police Officer who died while in service to the United States during World War II.  An article written by his grandson, James L. Mooney IV, during his visit to his grandfather’s grave follows.   “The Glory of Their Deeds…..”  “Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds”,...
We Will Never Forget