Save the date cards have been sent out for our holiday dinner honoring Gold Star families. The cards should arrive by November 5th 2014. If you do not receive your card please contact the Chicago Police Chaplains Ministries. Thank you to the Chicago Police Chaplains Ministries for everything you do!
On behalf of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, I would like to invite you to attend a Horses of Honor event on Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago located at 151 East Upper Wacker Drive. At that time, the Gold Star Level horses installed on Michigan Avenue will be unveiled.
It is our privilege to ensure that the fallen and catastrophically injured heroes of the Chicago Police Department are never forgotten. Please call Dawn at 312-499-8899 if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on October 9th.
Honorary street sign dedication
Chicago Police officer Gregory Hauser, #14680
Chicago Police officer Raymond kilroy, #14686
Eow 13 may 1990
On Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 1800 hrs., Honorary Street Signs will be unveiled and dedicated on behalf of Chicago Police
Officers and partners Gregory Hauser and Raymond Kilroy, 025.
A resolution was proposed and sponsored in the Chicago City Council by the Honorable Alderman Nicholas Sposato, 36th Ward.
The location of the Honorary Street Signs will be at the corner of Palmer and Nordica Streets in memory of their ultimate sacrifice.
All Department members, active and retired, along with family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend this ceremony.
Assistance is also needed to help ‘spread the word’ about this honor of behalf of the Gregory Kilroy & Raymond Hauser families.
“We Will Never Forget”
Horses of Honor is a public art installation in Chicago benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This project features life-size statues of Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit Horses that are each artistically designed by local Chicago artists. From September through November 2014 (download program sheet), these public art pieces will be on display throughout the City of Chicago to honor the lives of our fallen heroes of the Chicago Police Department. When the public exhibition concludes, the Horse Statues will be auctioned. All net proceeds from Horses of Honor will go directly to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation to better support the families of Chicago police officers who have been killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
The Horses of Honor will be on display at key locations throughout downtown Chicago including tourism destinations, corporate atriums, parks, plazas, and private businesses. Each Horse display will include a plaque identifying the Horse’s name, sponsor and the artist(s)/designer(s).
The remains of Joseph Lukaszewski was buried today with his brother P.O. Michael Lukaszewski (end of watch June 29, 1957). Father Dan Brandt conducted the ceremony on Wednesday, August 27th at noon at:
St. Joseph Cemetery
Belmont and Cumberland Roads
River Grove, IL 60171-1006
Mike Gordon Memorial Ceremony
Thursday, August 7th
Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
Gold Star Families Memorial and Park is located just east of Soldier Field on the lake front and parking is available on Waldron Drive.
These men have been honored as police officers who have died in the line and performance of duty. And added to the Gold Star Families Memorial Wall.
P.O. Gary Gradle, 004 District
End of Watch: April 5, 1996
Lt. Patrick McGann, Area 3 Detective Division
End of Watch: July 13, 1977
Det. Nicholas Connelly, Woodlawn Police Station
Injury Date: September 28, 1936
End of Watch: October 9, 1962
P.O. William Buck, Shakespeare District
End of Watch: November 28, 1941
The 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.
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!
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.
June 30, 2014 at 5:30pm at the corner of Loomis and 18th Place
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