Archive for the Northlake PD Category


Phil, The Honorable Cop

One of the most honorable and humble people I have ever know is a man that I was able to work with for over 10 years. Before I worked with him I observed him during my childhood as his parents house was down the street from me and across the street from my friends house. I remember seeing him pull up in his squad car, a very dashing and good looking guy–no I am not gay– who always waved to us kids and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I didn’t have any run-ins with him as a kid but I know that if I did they would have been worthy experiences as this man perpetuated the term honorable and humble. A little background …Read more […..]

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P1 Interactive: Cops and citizens partner to prevent parole for Ill. cop killer

Your help is keeping this piece of garbage in prison the rest of his life is greatly appreciated. He should have been fried many years ago and saved taxpayer money! Numerous witnesses saw Henry Gargano stand over two wounded officers’ bodies and “fire several bullets,” killing them both In less than one week, Henry Michael Gargano has a hearing for ‘special reconsideration’ to be released from prison. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know who that is. Most police officers today weren’t even born — and certainly weren’t police officers — when, during the commission of a 1967 bank robbery, Gargano and two other …Read more […..]

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As 78-year-old cop killer faces parole hearing, system faces costs of elderly prisoners

This guy is even lucky he is alive! Oh, those bleeding hearts will always be that way until one of their family members is murdered by a lowlife…. Inmate put behind bars after 1967 bank robbery shootout Today, Henry Michael Gargano is a 78-year-old rare-coins expert who has suffered two heart attacks, contends with emphysema and takes at least 12 medications. He also is a cop killer, bank robber and two-time prison escapee who had been scheduled to be paroled on Sept. 3 from a federal penitentiary. Now, his release is uncertain. Opposition from the Northlake Police Department, which lost two officers in …Read more […..]

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Bystanders rescue man from fiery wreck on South Side

A city water management worker on his way to an overnight shift late Sunday rescued a man whose pickup truck slammed into a metal bridge support beam and burst into flames in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. Just before 11 p.m., Daniel Green, 36, an emergency crew dispatcher for the Department of Water Management, was stopped at the eastbound traffic light on Pershing Road at Western Avenue when a northbound Ford F150 crashed into a support beam. Within a minute, the truck was engulfed in flames, said Green. “I didn’t really pay attention until he hit the pole,” said Green in the parking …Read more […..]

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NEWS: Northlake sues insurance company after losing employment suit

More money for the City of Northlake to pay out regarding lawsuits against the Northlake Police Department and Police Chief Dennis Koletsos…… September 9, 2010 By MARK LAWTON [email protected] In a kind of chain reaction, a lawsuit against the city of Northlake has led the city to file a lawsuit of its own. In January 2008, Daniel Rasic filed a lawsuit against the city of Northlake, Police Chief Dennis Koletsos and the Police and Fire Commission. Rasic was hired as a police officer by the city in 1999. He filed suit against the city in 2008, claiming the city had fired him for taking family …Read more […..]

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Lee, A True Cop’s Cop

Working at the Northlake Police Department during the years 1990-2003,  I worked with some real goofballs and some fine officers. One such fine officer, not only in my opnion but in the majority of officers–both current and former– as well as citizens of the public, is a guy named Lee. I think the first time I came into contact with Lee when i was 16. My friends and I were driving my 1968 Buick Electra 225 convertible–with the top down of course–through Fairview Memorial Cemetery at night. I remember it clearly as my buddy said that a car with it’s lights off was coming towards us. I tried to gun it but the car caught …Read more […..]

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Fed-up Chicago cop blogs about ‘hacks’ running PD

Sounds like Chicago is being led by people similiar to the Northlake police Department’s leadership. We will see how long it takes Chicago PD to bring this guy up on charges and fire him. Although, with all this attention he will be getting maybe they won’t want the publicity and spotlight put on them. I admire what he did, took lots of guts! CHICAGO — To be a police officer is to make hard decisions. Stop this guy or that guy? Go through the front door or around the back? Shoot or don’t shoot? Later, those decisions get second-guessed, by the brass, by the media, by the officers themselves. Sometimes an action that …Read more […..]

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