Brother Rice High School Donates $5,800 to Get Behind the Vest!

Brother Rice Students and faculty raised funds for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest initiative by dropping individual donations into collection boxes stationed at the school. When tallied, the donations totaled $2500. Dr. Kevin Burns, the President of Brother Rice H.S., matched that amount with his own $2500 donation. Finally, an additional $800 came into the...

High School Raises Money for CPD Bulletproof Vests

As reported originally in the Chicago Sun Times – Brother Rice High School students got to ditch their uniforms for a day, fund-raising to buy bullet proof vests for Chicago Police officers. The one-day fundraiser, held Wednesday at the Catholic school, 10001 S. Pulaski Road, attracted about 700 students of the all-male school and raised $700 for Get Behind...

New Gold Star Families Chairman and Vice Chairman Named

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The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation would like to congratulate Kurt Kaner and Michele Perez on being named the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Gold Star Families.  We would also like to thank outgoing Gold Star Families officers Bethany O’Reilly and Donna Marquez for their years of dedicated service to the Gold Star Families.  We are honored to...

2014 Operation Santa Brings Holiday Cheer

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2014 Operation Santa brings holiday cheer to families of fallen officers On December 20th and 21st, Santa and Mrs. Claus traveled in a Secret Service Limousine flanked by dozens of Chicago Police officers, CPMF staff, supporters and well wishers and delivered gifts and holiday cheer to the families of our fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago Police Officers.  In all,...

CPMF Will NEVER Forget Officer Patrick Crowley

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Police Officer Patrick Crowley, 31, was a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 006 District – Tactical Team whe, on September 13, 1976, Officer Crowley and two additional officers were attempting to make an undercover drug bust. During the investigation, Officer Crowley was fatally wounded by Willie Lewis. He was survived by his parents, and...

Sons of Fallen Officer Make Donation to Get Behind the Vest

On September 2, 1945 Detectives Charles Brady and Det. George Hellstern only had 40 minutes left on their shift. Det. Brady was looking forward to getting home because it was his oldest son Charles’s 13th birthday. But being good detectives they saw a suspicious man outside at currency exchange at Clark and Lunt. They approached Cecil “Red” Smith and...

Mayor Emanuel Supporting Police Memorial Foundation

MAYOR EMANUEL SUPPORTING POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION THROUGH CITY COUNCIL GIFT Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that he will use a holiday gift given to him by City Council members to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, an organization that provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Earlier...

Michigan Avenue horse sculptures to be auctioned

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Originally Reported On The Chicago Tribune: Fifteen of the decorative horses that lined Michigan Avenue and other downtown streets in the fall will be auctioned off Wednesday at a fundraiser for families of slain and injured police officers, officials announced…. Click Here To Read More

The Empty Space Left By Phil Corby

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Click here to Read the Crain’s article, “The Empty Space Left by Phil Corby”. Phil Corboy was a great friend to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, and Tom Demetrio is carrying on that support and friendship today.


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On November 13th, a jury came back with a GUILTY verdict on offender Paris McGee for the murder of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.  Also, the jury found McGee GUILTY of the murder of a Peace Officer.  NO BAIL.  Sentencing hearing for McGee is December 15th, 2014.  The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will NEVER FORGET Officer Thomas Wortham IV...
We Will Never Forget