No Parole for Shooter of Chicago Police Officer

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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...

John C. Knight Softball Tournament – July 30, 2016!

After an 11-year hiatus the John C. Knight Memorial Softball Tournament is back. Over the past 17 years the Knight Family has had a tremendous amount of support after John was killed in the line of duty. Now, John’s children want to give back to the organizations that have been so generous to them over the years. All of...

Spread the Word: Stand With Law Enforcement

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Join us today, FRIDAY, Feb. 12, at 1 PM EDT The National Sheriffs’ Association encourages all law enforcement professionals, first responders, supporters, and citizens to Wear and Display Blue this FRIDAY and join us in a moment of silence to honor and remember the sacrifices of these fallen and injured deputies and officers at 1 PM EDT. The senseless...

19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea – Second Annual Pancake Breakfast

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Second Annual Pancake Breakfast! 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea, who is hosting a pancake breakfast to help raise money for Get Behind the Vest, is featured on NBC 5. Click on the link below to see the video. Source: View Video Additional Links: Chicago Tribune -Pancake breakfast held to get new police vests. Group holds fundraiser to purchase bulletproof...

2015 Operation Santa Was a Great Success!

On December 12th and 13th, members of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, its friends and supporters accompanied Santa and Mrs. Claus on this year’s Operation Santa and delivered presents and Christmas Cheer to 21 families of Chicago Police officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Thanks to Macy’s, the Estate of Susan Lucas, Michael...

First Annual Tree Lighting Held at GSF Memorial and Park

Thanks to the generosity of Kaneville Tree Farms, Tom and Laura Ricketts and Christy Webber Landscapes, the CPMF held its First Annual Tree Lighting at Gold Star Families Memorial Park.  With the help of Avril and Alana Nauden who “flipped the switch”, several evergreen trees were lit up in bright blue and white in remembrance of our fallen heroes. ...

Cali Street Naming Ceremony

On May 20 1975 police officer JOSEPH Cali was shot and killed on the 2100 block of Lake St.  Today he was honored by the naming of the 6400 block of N Oxford Ave.  Pictured are his widow Neva , his daughters Jennifer and Carylin and his grandchildren. Also pictured is 41st ward alderman ANthony NAPOLITANO who arranged for...

Sauganash Elementary School Raises $1,200 for Get Behind the Vest!

The students, faculty and staff of Sauganash Elementary School, located on Chicago’s north side, raised $1,200 for the CPMF’s Get Behind the Vest initiative which seeks to provide replacement vests to Chicago Police Officers. To date, over 6,000 vests have been distributed to Chicago Police Officers. Thanks for helping to “protect those who protect us”, Sauganash Elementary! We, and...

The Verdict Is In! GUILTY!

Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7 October 19. 2015 The verdict in the PO Thomas E. Wortham, IV Murder Trial is in and the word for the third and final defendant, Marcus Floyd, is GUILTY! The verdicts are as follows: GUILTY – Murder of a Peace Officer Thomas E. Wortham, IV GUILTY – Attempted Murder of Thomas E....

Thank you Team CPMF!

A big thank you and congratulations go out to Team CPMF led by team captain Jeff Zwit. Our 50 member strong team participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday and raised over $60,000 for the families of Chicago’s fallen and catastrophically injured police heroes! Way to go Team CPMF!
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