Local Police News: July 4, 2022

July 5, 2022

Highland Park [Independence Day Parade] shooting person of interest named, photo released [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/highland-park-parade-shooting/what-we-know-about-the-at-large-highland-park-parade-shooter/.

2 Chicago Cops Hurt in Separate Incidents After Thrown Objects Shatter Patrol Car Windows [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2-chicago-cops-hurt-in-separate-incidents-after-thrown-objects-shatter-patrol-car-windows/2872466/ .

90 days in jail, anger management for man who slammed down on officer’s foot in Woodstock [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/03/90-days-in-jail-anger-management-for-man-who-slammed-down-on-officers-foot-in-woodstock/.

Bicycle Safety Class For Children Scheduled For Saturday In Manhattan [It’s too late for attendance, but not for getting ideas.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/manhattan/bicycle-safety-class-children-scheduled-saturday-manhattan .

Chicago Police Officer Dies In Apparent Suicide: Police  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-police-officer-dies-apparent-suicide-police .

Chicago Police Officer Down [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://policetribune.com/breaking-chicago-police-officer-down/   .

Notes: More details:  Chicago Police Officer ‘Ambushed’ On City’s Near West Side: Police https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-police-officer-shot-injured-citys-near-west-side-police

Dashcam video shows crowd stomping, shattering windshield of Illinois State Police cruiser in Chicago [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/07/dashcam-video-shows-crowd-stomping-shattering-windshield-of-illinois-state-police-cruiser-in-chicago.html  .

Notes: WGN’s coverage:  https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/video-shows-large-disturbance-on-chicagos-north-side-officer-injured/

Decatur police release videos of officer-involved shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-decatur-police-release-videos-of-officer-involved-shooting/article_798ff8b8-f8e5-11ec-8cf3-b7bb294600ab.html .

Faith Coalition: S[pringfield] PD Agrees To Screen Applicants For Ties To Hate Groups  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/07/01/faith-coalition-spd-agrees-to-screen-applicants-for-ties-to-hate-groups/ .

From Calibre Press. Are You Checking the Box or Training for Competence? Ask These 4 Questions. [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/06/create-a-culture-of-competence-not-just-confidence/ .

From the Art of Manliness Blog. What to Do About Wasps [It’s not specifically local police news, but, in a profession in which one needs to know a little about everything, this information could prove useful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.artofmanliness.com/lifestyle/homeownership/wasp-control/.

Gurnee police canine helps track down suspect who committed domestic battery in Gurnee [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/01/gurnee-police-canine-helps-track-down-suspect-who-committed-domestic-battery-in-gurnee/.

‘[He] will be greatly missed’: Retired Spring Grove police chief with 47 years of police service dies at age 69 [Thomas Sander] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/02/he-will-be-greatly-missed-retired-spring-grove-police-chief-with-47-years-of-police-service-dies-at-age-69/ .

Justinfo Newsletter:  July 1, 2022 [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/july-1-2022?utm_campaign=justinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery .

Kewanee Police officer recovers from knife wounds as Sunday arrest goes awry  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.starcourier.com/story/news/2022/06/30/kpd-officer-recovers-knife-wounds-after-sunday-arrest-goes-awry/7782314001/  .

Meeting the Forensic Challenges of Subadult Skeletons : Determining sex, age, and other forensic information from the skeleton of a young person has stymied investigators for decades.[Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/meeting-forensic-challenges-subadult-skeletons .

Notes: If any of you have ever seen the old film Sherlock Holmes : The Spider Woman, you may recall that the solution of the mystery hinged on Dr. Watson’s ability to recognize a subadult from an adult skeleton.  (From Youtube:  https://youtu.be/HZM2lDMna3k  )

Moline Police: June 25 gun buyback was ‘a big success’ [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/moline-police-department-gun-buyback-big-success/526-a9a3b919-6b12-496e-9001-08964fa8e6c4 .

New Toll Aims To Help Police Trace Source Of Illegal Guns [I think the word should have been “tool:” the article refers to the “Gun Crime Connect” tracing platform.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/06/29/new-toll-aims-to-help-police-trace-source-of-illegal-guns/ .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Lt. Chris Watson helps honor a teen’s final wishes by helping other teens become police officers with Jaxon’s Foundation [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/lt-chris-watson-helps-honor-a-teens-final-wishes-by-helping-other-teens-become-police-officers-with-jaxons-foundation .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Harsh Realities of Being a Police Officer In a Violent Riot.   [The riot was in 2016, in the Charlotte, NC, area.] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/harsh-realities-of-being-a-police-officer-in-a-vio .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. A Nightmare Gunfight With an Armed Robbery Suspect, Left Severe Injuries, Including Partial Blindness. Special Episode. [The guest’s observations about being injured, and its effect on family, especially when the officer is trying to recover at home, is good to keep in mind.  The description of how the robbery played out is also instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/a-nightmare-gunfight-with-an-armed-robbery-suspect .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Kathleen Dias on the threats facing rural officers in 2022  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/kathleen-dias-on-the-threats-facing-rural-officers-in-2022/ .

Round Lake Beach chief retiring after helping police reflect more of suburb’s diversity [Gilbert Rivera] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220704/round-lake-beach-chief-retiring-after-helping-police-reflect-more-of-suburbs-diversity .

Salute To Service: Highland Police Officer Brad Sutton & K9 Hondo [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2022/06/salute-to-service-highland-police-officer-k9-hondo/ .

Social Workers Dispatched to Assist Naperville Police with Crisis Intervention [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/social-workers-dispatched-to-assist-naperville-police-with-crisis-intervention/.

Two Decatur police officers awarded the Life Saving Award [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/two-decatur-police-officers-awarded-the-life-saving-award/article_20fec00a-f8bb-11ec-a345-e7565d6e1820.html .

Village of North Aurora Appoints New Chief of Police [Joe Deleo], Says Farewell to Retiring Chief [Web Page].  Accessed 7-7-2022. Available at: https://northaurora.org/2022/06/30/village-of-north-aurora-appoints-new-chief-of-police-says-farewell-to-retiring-chief/.

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