Donate to Operation Santa Today!

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It is hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost upon us. Once again, we are asking for your help to do something truly magical for the families of our fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago Police officers. The holidays can be more a time of sorrow than happiness for those who have lost a loved one, but through...

Wintrust Pledges Support for Bulletproof Vest Initiative

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Wednesday, October 12th — Wintrust President and CEO, Edward Wehmer, announced his support for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) Get Behind the Vest initiative. Mr. Wehmer was in attendance for the Fifth Annual Valor Awards luncheon and pledged a $100,000 matching donation for the program which purchases replacement bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers in need. Mr. Wehmer was on...

Chicago Cops Honored for Valor

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Four Chicago Police officers were honored by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for their dedication and bravery in service to the City of Chicago.  Also honored was Wintrust CEO Ed Wehmer for his support of Chicago Police officers. Click here for rest of Tribune’s story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-police-valor-awards-1013-chicago-inc-20161012-story.html

Bridgeport Catholic Academy 8th Grade Supports GBTV

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On September 25th, the Bridgeport Catholic Academy 8th grade students presented Fr. Dan Brandt with a check for $575.00 that they raised for the CPMF’s Get Behind the Vest initiative. Thanks to Ms. Melanie Tado for organizing and working a car wash with the eighth grade students which raised the funds to help purchase two replacement vests for Chicago Police...

Congratulations Adam and Krystal Domagala!

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The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation would like to extend warm congratulations and best wishes to Adam and Krystal Domagala on their recent marriage! Adam is the son of Chicago Police Officer Bernie Domagala and his wife Denise. Bernie was catastrophically injured in 1988 when Adam was only four months old. Since the creation of the CPMF, we have watched...

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...
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