10th Annual Area 4 Ride to Remember

2007 Ride PhotoThe Memorial Ride - Sunday, July 27th
The Ride to Remember will leave the former Area 4 Detective Division Headquarters at 3151 West Harrison Street, and will travel south on the Boulevards, then east to the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park where there will be a short program.

For Gold Star Families

There will be transportation provided from the Teamsters Local 705, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Family members will be taken to the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park for the program, after the program we will return to the post-Ride party at 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. Please contact if any additional information is needed.
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Registration Information
Registration is $35.00 for a rider and an additional $35.00 for a passenger (plus an online convenience fee.)  The cost includes the Ride, a t-shirt, and a post-Ride party. The Ride and after-party celebration will occur rain or shine. No refunds will be issued. Click the button below to sign up! 
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Check-in and Assembly
Check-in and assembly will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the west parking lot of Area Four Detective Headquarters. The Ride will leave at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

After Ride Celebration
A post-Ride party for all participants will take place after the event, at Teamsters Local 705, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. The festivities will offer food, live music and refreshments. 

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2014 Pedal For The Police


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Brian Strouse Memorial Roll Call

 June 30, 2014 at 5:30pm
 at the corner of Loomis and 18th Place


Officer Brian Strouse

The   13th   anniversary   of   Brian   Strouse’s   death   will   be   commemorated   with   a   CPD   roll   call   at   the   corner   of   18th   Place and   Loomis   on   Monday   evening, June 30th,   at   5:30pm.

On June 30, 2001 Chicago Police Officer Brian Strouse was killed in the line of duty. Officer Stouse was a six-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and had already received 61 commendations and a life-saving award. While his death was a tragic loss for the city of Chicago and the Pilsen community his legacy will be one of hope and achievement.

In commemoration of the thirteen anniversary of Officer Strouse’s death, a scholarship will be awarded annually to a son or daughter of a Chicago Police Officer. The Brian Strouse Memorial Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor, on the tenth EOW anniversary in 2011, in loving memory of Brian Strouse.

For more information please call:

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at (312) 499-8899 or

Visit www.cpdmemorial.org

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The 10th Annual Run to Remember is a 5K USATF certified chip-timed 5k Run or, if you choose, a non-competitive 5k walk, on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. More than 5,000 citizens, police officers, families of fallen officers and supporters of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation are expected to participate in the 10th Annual Run to Remember.


The event also features a junior jog, family friendly After-Party, appearances by the CPD Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, and helicopter unit as well as a children’s activities area and performances by the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society. The R2R starts and finishes at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located just east of Soldier Field.



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24 hour vigil at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

All are Welcome to Attend This Weekend’s Attention Vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

The Chicago Police Honor Guard will be conducting a 24 hour vigil at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park on Monday, April 28th. The vigil will begin at 12:01 a.m. (just after midnight on Sunday) and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday evening.

All Gold Star Family members, police officers, civilians and organizations are encouraged to come out and view this tribute to our fallen. The Honor Guard will assist anyone who wishes to bring flowers or wreaths in placing them in a ceremonial fashion.

Any questions can be answered by the Special Activities Section at 312.745.5841.

CPD Memorial Wall

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Photographs of Chicago’s Fallen Police Officers over the years and since our city’s incorporation. Video created by Family Of Fallen Officer Eric Solorio Star #13609 End Of Watch 02-12-2006. Photographs taken during the Chicago Police Memorial Foundations annual Run To Remember(2013). 1 of 3.   Videos 2 & 3 in gallery.

Video by Joseph Carrillo

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In remembrance of Donald J. Marquez

CPD Officer Donald J. Marquez

In Remembrance Of Officer Donald J Marquez

April, 10th 2014 would be the 60th birthday of Officer Marquez.  We would like to take the time for all of our members to keep the Marquez family in your prayers as we remember Donald on what would be his 60th birthday.

-always remembered-


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Order a commemorative pin with your officers photo

Sgt Phillip O'reilly PinPromos 911 is able to make pins/buttons for our families of fallen officers.

For information on ordering a set of pins, please contact Kay Ciukaj at Promos911.com

You can contact her directly at kay911@att.net or call Promos 911 at 630-325-9111. Kay will give you details and pricing information.

She will require a high quality photo of your officer to display on the pin.

If you have any other questions contact Gold Star Families by clicking here and we will try and answer any questions.

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Join TEAM CPMF for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Join TEAM CPMF for a Guaranteed Spot in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

joggerThis year, registration for the 2014 Chicago Marathon has changed dramatically, with the majority of available spots available via a lottery instead of the first-come, first-served online process the race used in recent years. Interested participants will be notified on on April 14th if they are accepted into the race.

Athletes who wish to bypass the lottery registration process altogether can secure a guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by joining TEAM CPMF now through April 7th.

By bypassing the lottery registration process and securing a guaranteed entry into the race, you are committing to a required and enforced fundraising minimum of  $1,000 for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. The funds raised by TEAM CPMF benefit the families of Chicago police officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line-of-duty.Please note, those who successfully secure their own entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon are also encouraged to join TEAM CPMF. The required fundraising commitment for TEAM CPMF with a self-secured standard registration is $500. As a member of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation marathon team, you will receive a pre-race pasta dinner, team gear and invitations to exclusive CPMF events like the Gold Star Families Reception and Candlelight Vigil. You will also be able to utilize a hospitality suite at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, for gear check and meeting friends & family post-race. Food and drink will be provided. Register for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation charity team by clicking on the link below: 




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9th Annual Run/ Walk To Remember!

Saturday, May 4, 2013 – 08:00

1420 South Museum Campus on Chicago’s Lakefront, East of Soldier Field
Register for the 9th Annual Run/Walk To Remember!

More than 560 Chicago police officers have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line and performance of duty. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation hosts the Run/Walk to Remember every year to honor these brave men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the citizens of Chicago and to raise funds to support the Mission Beyond the Memorial, which provides assistance to the families of our fallen and catastrophically injured officers.

The 9th Annual Run/Walk to Remember is a 5K USATF chip-timed run/5K non-competitive walk which takes place on May 4th, 2013 and kicks off at 8:00 a.m. at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, 1420 South Museum Campus on Chicago’s lakefront, just east of Soldier Field, rain or shine. You can run or walk as an individual or register with a team.

Fundraising is easy when you set up a fundraising page! Please click here to set up and individual or team fundraising page.

Registration is $35.00 online prior to Race Day and at In-Person Packet-Pick-Up; $45.00 on Race Day. A Junior Jog for Ages Under 12 is also available and registration is $10.00. Stick around for the family friendly, on-site post race party.

Packet-Pick-Up will be held on May 2nd and 3rd at the Chicago Police Training Academy at 1300 West Jackson Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visit www.cpdmemorial.org/run to register!

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