On Thursday, March 1st, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation charted a bus to Springfield to oppose the parole for cop killers Johnny Veal and Willie Lewis. Over two dozen active and retired members of the Chicago Police Department, FOP representatives and the niece of Sergeant James Severin rose early to make the trek down to Springfield for the 9am hearing.
The parole board unanimously ruled to oppose the parole of both Veal and Lewis. The board also agreed to a three year set before these killers have the right to another parole hearing. Board members have expressed how impactful the presence of these officers are on the board during these hearing. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will continue to vehemently oppose the parole of these cop killers to ensure the sacrifices of these fallen officers and of the families left behind are not forgotten.
The Foundation thanks the men and woman who made the trip downstate today, forever grateful that they continue to stand by their fallen officers. We will Never Forget!