September 2012

Sgt. Eric Diaz is an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.  He began his career in the 018th District and made Detective in 2001 where he worked in Area 4.  Eric spent 10 years with the Fugitive Apprehension Section and U.S. Marshal Service as a Detective and Sergeant.  His current assignment is the 015th District.

Eric is also the president of the Chicago Police Department Baseball Club.  Since 2001, the Finest Baseball Team has been supporting Chicago Police Charities and the CPD Memorial Foundation. The team has honored 19 fallen Chicago police officers to date and hosts an annual charity baseball game.  This game offers a unique opportunity which brings together the families of our fallen, CPD personnel and the community in a ceremonial way that says, We Will Never Forget.  While the event has raised funds and awareness for the CPMF, it has also provided tremendous positive exposure to the men and women of the Chicago Police Department.  It allows the department an opportunity to bond and interact with a new generation of children in a non-emergency situation which further solidifies the police/community relationship.

Eric has also spear-headed the “Paint the Town Blue” fundraising campaign. During the month of May,  traditionally the time we honor our fallen officers, local businesses participate by selling CPD Memorial Stars to their patrons and proudly display them. This is another way for the community to become aware of our sacrifice and feel connected to the cause.

“Of all my endeavors on the job, none have been greater than helping connect the families of our fallen with the community.  I am also proud to be able to shed light on the accomplishments of numerous great police officers who go above and beyond by donating their own time to events, little leagues, girl scouts, fundraising, etc., while making safer neighborhoods and a greater community.”

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We Will Never Forget