Archive for July, 2010


Goofy Northlake Memos

I was cleaning our office drawer when I came across a goofy memo that police chief Dennis Koletsos had sent to some newer officers–each memo marked with dots placed in different places to, presumably, identify which officer had given us(union reps) copies. lol, unreal. You be the judge as to what the memo is all about…This guy is still police chief btw… There are 2 “anonyonous” letters that were also sent to my mother who lived in the city of Northlake at the time. This place amazes me how immature and idiotic things can be…. Memos can be seen better here: http://picasaweb.google.com/vivalafranz1/NewMemos#5499763187644755106 …Read more […..]

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To The Liberal, Bleeding Hearts…Watch & tell me why Illegals should have amnesty

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Two arrested for killing sheriff laying down spike strips

Good riddance! Will face death or life without parole if convicted of capital murder LUCEDALE, Miss. — Two people have been charged with capital murder in the death of a Mississippi sheriff struck while putting out spikes to stop the suspects during a police chase. District Attorney Tony Lawrence says 18-year-old Brandy Nicole Williams and 24-year-old Christopher Lee Baxter were arrested Thursday morning at a mobile home in a neighboring county. If either is convicted of capital murder in George County Sheriff Garry Welford’s death, the sentence is death or life without the possibility of parole. Lawrence …Read more […..]

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High-Stakes Ride On High-Speed Police Pursuits

Cops Weigh Public Safety Concerns With The Need To Apprehend What is it really like to be involved in a police pursuit? Instead of watching reruns of Cops or videos on YouTube, we talked with officers who told us real stories from the road, raw and unfiltered. While the bad guys were always apprehended in the stories we heard, that’s not always the case. And the more we found out, the more complicated the issue of high-speed police pursuits became. Pursuing Danger Charles Craft is a retired Chief of Police from Troy, Michigan, and the Director of the Police Academy at Oakland Community College. “In my 32 years …Read more […..]

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US police deaths up 43 percent this year

87 cops have died in the line of duty this year, compared to 61 at this point last year. By Nafeesa Syeed Associated Press WASHINGTON — A nonprofit group in Washington says the number of police officers who have died in the line of duty is up 43 percent so far this year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released preliminary data Wednesday. It shows that 87 officers died in the line of duty between Jan. 1 and June 30. That’s compared with 61 officers during the first six months of last year. The deaths were spread across 36 states and Puerto Rico — with California, Texas and Florida showing …Read more […..]

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Off-duty Chicago cop shot outside home was set to retire

Police Officer Michael Bailey was less than a month away from retirement when he ended an overnight shift guarding the mayor’s home early Sunday morning. This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Officer Michael Bailey, who was off-duty when he was shot and killed early Sunday morning, July 18, 2010, on his way home from a shift. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department The 62-year-old had recently developed a routine: He’d park outside his South Side home, lock his bulletproof vest in the trunk and wipe down the shiny black Buick Regal he’d bought just three weeks ago to celebrate the quieter life he …Read more […..]

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Our hero: The life of a cop

BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist What price do we pay when one is sacrificed? We don’t pay. We get fleeced, robbed of a human being who decided to make his life’s work protecting each one of us. Michael Sneed The fact that Officer Thor Soderberg, who was killed with his own weapon Wednesday during an apparent robbery outside a South Side police facility, died a hero is little consolation to his family and friends. A police officer might become a hero when the oath to serve and protect is taken, but there is also another measure of their heroism. It’s the evil, degradation and horror …Read more […..]

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