Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Police officers and supporters hit the road Sunday morning to honor fallen first responders in Chicago.
According to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 562 Chicago police officers have died in the line of duty in the past 161 years.
A record number of people participated in a fundraising run today to help the families of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The police were picking up and then delivering Christmas gifts to 17 families of fallen or seriously injured police officers.
Police officers and their families held a Father’s Day memorial service on Sunday at a park dedicated to fallen officers.
He nearly died after being shot in the line of duty. On Thursday, Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson thanked the officers who saved his life and revealed he’ll be the official starter for the Police Memorial Foundation’s annual “Run to Remember” 5K this weekend.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is issuing yet another new specialty license plate – this one, benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
The rumbling could be heard near Soldier Field even before more than 1,000 motorcycles rounded the corner for the end of Sunday’s Ride to Remember commemorating police officers who died in the line of duty.
Santa Claus was making the wishes of several children come a week earlier this year on Saturday, as the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s 4th annual “Operation Santa” got underway.