Horses on parade: Statues to honor fallen police officers, raise money

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  Media Coverage: Chicago Tribune Article        Chicago Now Article Sun Times Article            DNAinfo Chicago Article   Northtown News Magazine Video         REJournals.com Article Corboy & Demetrio Sponsors Horse of Honor Dedicated to Fallen Police Officer BY MITCH DUDEK Staff Reporter July 28, 2014 3:16AM from the Chicago Sun Times Original Story: http://www.suntimes.com/28913323-761/horses-on-parade-statues-to-honor-fallen-police-officers-raise-money.html#.U9pPh4BdUTt A...

Naperville artist at work rehabilitating fallen horse

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Link to full story: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/2014/10/21/naperville-artist-work-rehabilitating-fallen-horse/ Diana Leviton Gondek’s horse soon will ride again. The Naperville painter is among the local artists whose work comprises the Horses of Honor. The public art installation benefits the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation through creatively inspired tributes to officers who have died or become disabled in the line of duty since 1853. The exhibit...

Rock the Badges donates $3,700 to the CPMF

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Lt. John Garrido and Officer Russell Schulz present the Executive Board of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation with a $3,700 donation raised at the 2014 Rock the Badges event held onSeptember 6th.  Thanks for your hard work on behalf of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation!  

Man Charged in Murder of Retired Chicago Police Sergeant

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Originally From the Chicago-Sun Times Link To Article After Jesse Kazmierski and two others allegedly robbed a retired Chicago Police sergeant during a deadly home invasion on the Far South Side, he admitted to someone, “We did something stupid,” Cook County prosecutors said. Believing 73-year-old Elmer Brown and his wife had a lot of money in a safe, the...

Passing of Joseph Lukaszewski – Brother Of Fallen Chicago Police Officer Michael Lukaszewski

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On July 22, 2014, Joseph Lukaszewski died. Joseph was the brother of Chicago Police Officer Michael Lukaszewski, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 29, 1957.  Joseph’s body was at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and not  claimed. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation learned of this and, along with Father Dan Brandt, made arrangements...

CPMF Wishes Katarina Perez a Fond Farewell!

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The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation wishes Katarina Perez a fond farewell and best of luck in her last year of studies at University of Iowa.  Katarina spent the summer working at the CPMF office and we thank her for her excellent work! Good luck Katarina!                        

Convicted Chicago Cop Murderer Wants To Coach Little League

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CPMF received an email from the son of a murdered Chicago Police Officer, requesting help. Clipped Email: “Hello, I’m a Cicero Firefighter, and  I am the son of a Chicago Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty on May 21, 1988. He was killed down the street from the house we lived in in the Hegewisch...

Canaryville Officer John Pigott Honored for Heroism

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  CANARYVILLE — Chicago Police Officer John Pigott was in the parking lot of a West Side fried chicken joint when he was run over and tossed onto the hood of a car. As the driver tried to speed away, the veteran officer kept his wits and opened fire, striking the driver’s head and hands. The gunfire caused the...

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Announces Its “Horses Of Honor” Campaign

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The Horses of Honor is a public art installation in Chicago benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This project features lifesize statues of Chicago’s Police Horses that are artistically and individually produced and designed by local Chicago artists. From September until November 2014 these public art pieces will be on display in prominent locations throughout the City, such as...

Parole Denied for Cop Killers

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Parole Denied for Cop Killers Thursday, June 26 – The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation chartered a bus, secured 23 uniformed officers and traveled to Springfield to protest the release of inmates Johnny Veal, George Knights and Joseph Hurst. Inmates Knights and Veal murdered Sgt. James Severin and P.O. Anthony Rizzato on July 17,1970 as the officers patrolled the Cabrini-Green...

The annual Fathers Day mass at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

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June 16th 2014 The Reverend Daniel Brant led the annual Fathers Day mass at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times Sunday marked the second Father’s Day since Chicago Police Sgt. Chuck Mammoser lost his 9-year-old daughter to a rare, degenerative disease last May. But he joined nearly 200 people Sunday...
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