CHICAGO (CBS) — Four Chicago Police dispatchers were recognized Tuesday for their heroism and bravery in the face of shootings that took the lives of police officers over the past few years.Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
“We are kind of behind the scenes, but we’re there every minute – every foot pursuit, every emergency, every 10-1 (emergency backup call), and our job is to make sure that our officers go home safe,” Cassaro said.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Added To Lawsuit Over Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue In Little Italy
Also honored were dispatchers Patricia Bounds and Keith Thornton, who acted quickly on Aug. 7 when Officer Ella French was shot and killed during a traffic stop in West Englewood. French’s partner, Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., was wounded.MORE NEWS: Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith On Hot Seat Before State Lawmakers Over Lack Of Beds And Foster Homes For Kids, Other Issues
The dispatchers were recognized for keeping calm and coordinating the emergency response following those tragic events.