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Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Suburban Cops Who Caught Escaped Inmate To Be Honored For Bravery

Three veteran Palos Hills police officers were being honored Thursday for the capture of Kenneth Conley, one of two federal prisoners who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in December, using a rope made of bedsheets.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

Chicago police tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was honored for bravery for arresting an armed robber who had just shot someone. Whigham survived Hodgkin's lymphoma before joining the police force. (Credit: CBS)

Cancer Survivor Cop Honored For Arresting Armed Robbery Suspect

Tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 21, then had two relapses.

CBS 2–01/22/2013