Mike Gordon Memorial Ceremony

Mike Gordon Memorial Ceremony
Thursday, August 7th
6:00 PM
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.

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Four Names Added To The Memorial Wall

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

service plaque

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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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