Local Police News for February 15, 2021

March 5, 2021
1 arrested after shot fired at Oak Forest police officer following carjacking, officials say [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-oak-forest-police-shot-fired-carjacking-chicago-arrest-20210213-wpwxux5lcjcrzni7crnqz64oai-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/.


Aurora Police Chief Pens Emotional Note 2 Years After Henry Pratt Shootings [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/aurora-police-chief-pens-emotional-note-2-years-after-henry-pratt-shootings/2438489/.


Batavia Police Investigate Hoax Shooting Report [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/batavia-police-investigate-hoax-shooting-report/article_a794baa2-6d34-11eb-b31d-dbb02672cf1e.html.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Sarah Kinkin makes Spring Valley police history: Kinkin is first woman on the department to be promoted to sergean [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/bureau-county-republican/news/local/2021/02/09/sarah-kinkin-makes-spring-valley-police-history/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1beq6_3zhTap8_XOjuo_3e811zVzv48x24ho2EhWQwgXSUYp13lmjxc2Q#Echobox=1612842833.


CPD Officer Helps Deliver Baby on Valentine’s Day [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cpd-officer-helps-deliver-baby-on-valentines-day/2437879/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wmaq_twt_shr .


First responders rally around Wheaton paramedic after devastating house fire [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210213/first-responders-rally-behind-wheaton-paramedic-after-house-fire-displaces-family via @dailyherald .


From the Lexipol Blog. Rethinking “Show Me Your Hands! [Thanks to SCCJA for pointing this out. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/rethinking-show-me-your-hands/.


I-55 crash: Illinois State Police trooper injured near Joliet [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/state-trooper-airlifted-from-i-55-crash-in-joliet-/10342072/.


THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ALLOCATES $12.5 MILLION TO ASSIST ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATIONS OF EXPRESSWAY SHOOTINGS [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/the-illinois-department-of-transportation-allocates-12-5-million-to-assist-illinois-state-police-investigations-of-expressway-shootings/.


Illinois State Police Highlight Efforts to Combat Illegal Gun Ownership [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/illinois-state-police-highlight-efforts-to-combat-illegal-gun-ownership/article_d0557862-6fb6-11eb-8a9e-87be834636e6.html.


Kane County Sheriff’s Office Offering Scholarships [from the Illinois SHeriffs Association] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kane-county-sheriffs-office-offering-scholarships/article_e57a7a1a-6f8b-11eb-8af9-bbf2ccafda19.html.


Meet Officer ‘Buckshot’ Smith. At 91, he’s been a cop longer than many people have been alive. [Not Illinois, but good to know about. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/meet-officer-buckshot-smith-at-91-hes-been-a-cop-longer-than-many-people-have-been-alive/ .


On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. How an Email Could Cost You Your Home in a Mortgage Closing Scam : Experts share how these frauds work and how to protect yourself [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/mortgage-scam.html.


On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Lisa Mayhew-Child Death Investigation [The story about investigating the unexpected death of the baby of a noted gang member, starting at about 31 min., illustrates the importance of treating grieving parents like parents. The program ends with the guest’s story of dealing with her job burnout, and the host opens pp about his own. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/lisa-mayhew-child-death-investigation .


On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Blue View – From Rookie To Police Chief. [The retired police chief of Middletown, OH, talks about his experience and his book. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-blue-view-from-rookie-to-police-chief.


On the Policing Matters Podcast. A proud police wife helps connect, support LEO spouses [If you are interested in being a police blogger, her discussion will also interest you. How she keeps her family information private could be especially useful. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/communications/radios/articles/a-proud-police-wife-helps-connect-support-leo-spouses-Tq4ZR7xD0mBwNiCS/ .


Police Officers Deliver Valentine’s To Seniors: Community members created 3,000 Valentine’s Day cards, which were passed onto long-term care residents in Gurnee [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/police-officers-deliver-valentines-seniors?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.


St. Charles Police Warn of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://kanecountyconnects.com/2021/02/st-charles-police-warn-of-covid-19-vaccination-scams/.


Study Finds Police Officers Of Color Make Fewer Stops And Arrests And Use Less Force Than White Officers [The research concerns Chicago police officers. Here’s a link to the abstract: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6530/696 SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/12/study-finds-police-officers-of-color-make-fewer-stops-and-arrests-and-use-less-force-than-white-officers/.


Suburban Police Pursuit Ends With Crash, Shooting In Chicago [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/13/suburban-police-pursuit-ends-with-crash-shooting-in-chicago/.


Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Ohio PD launches virtual academy for police spouses, partners : Chief Tom Wetzel says the academy is an opportunity to learn strategies to strengthen personal relationships in policing families [Not Illinois, but, if your agency is considering a similar resoucce, this agency’s work might be good to know abouc. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/health-fitness/articles/ohio-pd-launches-virtual-academy-for-police-spouses-partners-icCiWrWItuhM8bs7/.


Yorkville Police Launch Program to Help Residents Likely to Become Confused, Disoriented, or Lost [Web Page]. Accessed 2-15-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-launch-program-to-help-residents-likely-to-become-confused-disoriented-or-lost/article_79922a0e-6d48-11eb-a54c-97d85e9df1f3.html.


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