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

Promos 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

You can contact her directly at 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 to register!

Submitted by John Mejias on Thu, 02/28/2013 – 01:13

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Jeep Wrangler Event

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – 00:00

Tickets are $100 each – ONLY 1,000 TICKETS SOLD

Winning ticket will be drawn at the 2013 Gold Star Families Reception & Candlelight Vigil (Tuesday, September 17, 2013)
Winner has the option of the vehicle or $25,000 cash
Fill the form out at


Jam Werks, a division of Fields Auto Group, has donated their inaugural build to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This Jeep Wrangler will pay homage to the men and women of the Chicago Police Department and has been customized with the best aftermarket parts familiar to enthusiasts. The Jeep has special graphics depicting a Chicago police car, performance upgrades to suspension, custom leather embroidered seats, a nightstick shifter and an amazing surprise interior. The vehicle will also be displayed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show!!

All proceeds from this Jeep raffle will benefit the CPMF and ultimately, the families of fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago police officers. Raffle tickets can be purchased online or in person at the CPMF office. They will also be available for purchase at all CPMF events where the vehicle is displayed.

Special thanks to the Jam Werks team of Jim Moyer (Executive Director), Patrick O’Donnell (Designer) and Rick Ziolko (Lead Tech) for donating their time and expertise for this spectacular inaugural build.

Submitted by John Mejias on Mon, 02/18/2013 – 09:36

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Friends of Feil: Benefit for Officer Chris Feil

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 20:00

115 Bourbon Street
3359 W. 115th Street – Merrionette Park

Chris is 34 years old, a dedicated police officer, husband, father to four girls and lives in the Mt. Greenwood community.

On September 16, 2010, Chris was involved in a serious car accident while working resulting in a severe back injury. Chris has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures in hopes to heal his back, none of which have alleviated his pain. The first round of surgeries took Chris off duty for a year, cutting the Feil family’s main source of income a great deal. Chris insisted on returning back to work in the fall of 2011 and has continued to work to protect the City of Chicago and provide for his family while in a constant state of pain.

Chris is undergoing another surgery on February 11, 2013, in hopes to repair the damage and enable him to return to duty as a police officer. After the surgery, Chris will be recuperating for up to a year, at which time the family’s main source of income will be cut again.

On Saturday, May 11th, 2013 a benefit will be held at 115 Bourbon Street to help raise money for Chris, his wife Sam, and their four girls, Hailey 12, Gracie 8, Morgan 6, and Rilyn 3. Any money raised will go towards helping Chris and Sam with day to day living cost .We hope you consider helping us make this benefit a success. Any contribution is greatly appreciated; be it gift card/certificates, gift baskets, volunteering, or by simply joining us at the event.

Donations can be mailed to:
Friends of Feil c/o Archer Bank 3435 W. 111th St Chicago, IL. 60655

Or made on our Facebook page at: Friends of Feil

Checks should be made payable to Friends of Feil Benefit, our tax ID# 46-1764825

Benefit Information:
Saturday May 11, 2013 3-8pm

115 Bourbon Street 3359 W. 115th St.
Merrionette Park, IL. 60803

Adults $30.00 prior to event/ $35.00 at door Kids ages 6-12 $10.00 at the door 5 and under Free

For more information or donation pickup, please contact: Kim Tracy 773-988-9316 or Ginny Harrigan 708-220-2711

Submitted by John Mejias on Mon, 02/18/2013 – 09:29

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3rd Annual Brothers of Justice Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Blessing of the Bikes

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 12:30 to 18:00

St. Turibius
5646 S. Karlov, Chicago, IL

Annual Brothers of Justice Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Blessing of the Bikes will take place on Saturday, May 11, rain or shine. Riders will line-up at St. Turibius at 5646 S. Karlov for the blessing, and then travel to Guide’s Sport Bar at 5544 S. Archer.

A $15 donation for the party is requested. Food will be available until it runs out, music and raffles will also be featured. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial.

For more information, please visit

Submitted by John Mejias on Mon, 02/18/2013 – 09:23

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Frank Balestri`s 6th Annual Soppressatta Contest

Sunday, April 7, 2013 – 12:00

Parkplace of Countryside Banquets
6240 Joliet Rd – Countryside


Submitted by John Mejias on Mon, 02/18/2013 – 09:14

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2012 Operation Santa

Saturday, December 15, 2012 – 08:00 to Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 17:00

This year’s Operation Santa will take place on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16! The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will visit the homes of Chicago police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty and bring joy to the children of our officers and let them know that they haven’t been forgotten.

Special thanks to Macy’s for again underwriting the major costs of the event.

Submitted by fivefrank on Sun, 11/11/2012 – 11:17

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