Chicago Police Officer

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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Police officer fatally shot in Englewood on South Side

  A Chicago police officer was shot and killed during an altercation outside a police building on the South Side, officials said. The suspect was shot and wounded by another officer, and taken into custody, sources said. The suspect was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Officials could not provide a condition for the suspect, but an official said he was stable. The officer was shot at about 3:50 p.m. at a police facility used to house special units, according to preliminary reports. The officer apparently was shot in the head. The officer was working a special detail dedicated to addressing …Read more […..]

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A City’s Loss

This is an absolute shame. Time for the politicians to get their act together and stop sugar coating the situation. It is also time for parents to start parenting their kids properly. The absentee father situation is particularly disturbing to me. My Chicago PD friend says that he can’t wait to retire and get the hell out of Chicago…This comes from a guy that grew up loving the city…. This story is reprinted from The Chicago Tribune: Last week, as a soft rain fell, Tom Wortham stood on the Cole Park basketball courts across from the home his grandfather built half a century ago. The 30-year-old Chicago police officer …Read more […..]

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