Local Police News: November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021

2 men in custody in connection with assault of Joliet police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/2-men-in-custody-in-connection-with-assault-of-joliet-police-officer/.

4 injured, including 3 officers, in South Austin car crash [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/4-injured-including-3-officers-in-south-austin-car-crash/.

Bensenville Police Officer Shot After Responding to Domestic Disturbance, Officials Say [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/bensenville-police-officer-shot-after-responding-to-domestic-disturbance-officials-say/2674638/.

GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for Bensenville police officer shot 8 times [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/fundraiser-seeks-to-raise-money-for-officer-shot-8-times .

Champaign interim police chief to retire; replacement named [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/champaign-interim-police-chief-to-retire-replacement-named/article_b12c38ec-3dbd-11ec-853e-37abdddb38c9.html .

Former police chief hired as director of 911 board, assistant director announces new job following remote work controversy [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/target3/former-police-chief-hired-as-director-of-911-board-assistant-director-announces-new-job-following-remote-work-controversy/.

CPD Supt. Issues Statement After Off-Duty Officer Killed in Incident Involving 2 Chicago Cops [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cpd-supt-issues-statement-after-off-duty-officer-killed-in-incident-involving-2-chicago-cops/2670224/.

Decatur Peace Summit held with focus on police, community relations [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-peace-summit-held-with-focus-on-police-community-relations/article_2111928a-3cef-11ec-b849-7387c108f37e.html.

Decatur Police Department seeks community feedback; launches anonymous online survey [Just FYI: it might be good for ideas.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-department-seeks-community-feedback-launches-anonymous-online-survey/article_14ca5f0e-3bf3-11ec-a6dd-0baa44cfd7cf.html.

FBI: Drone meant to damage electrical grid in Pennsylvania [Not Illinois news, but being aware of this application of drone technology is important, especially after the recent attack on the Iraqi prime minister – see below.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/fbi-drone-terrosrism/ .

Iraqi prime minister decries ‘cowardly’ attack on his home by explosive-carrying drones [Another alarming use of drone technology.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/07/iraqi-pm-chairs-security-meeting-after-drone-attack-on-residence.html .

Former Chicago Police Officer Joins Kendall County Sheriff’s Office [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/former-chicago-police-officer-joins-kendall-county-sheriffs-office/article_27d74ec4-3b47-11ec-bab5-47bce59e9622.html.

Illinois police track down a pair of zebras who escaped from a pumpkin patch in bizarre two-hour chase [This news is slightly old, but it’s a reminder that officers are generally the point of rationality in the midst of other people’s fantasies.  And you are there when the “cartoon” really happens.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2021/10/illinois-police-track-down-a-pair-of-zebras-who-escaped-from-a-pumpkin-patch-in-bizarre-two-hour-chase/.

Joliet Man Shot and Killed by Police After Fatally Stabbing Grandfather: Officials [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/joliet-man-shot-and-killed-by-police-after-fatally-stabbing-grandfather-officials/2675730/.

Joliet Police Officer Hospitalized Following Attack [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/joliet-police-officer-hospitalized-following-attack/ .

Kane, DuPage Sheriff’s Offices Team Up To Target Opioid Suppliers  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/kane-dupage-sheriffs-offices-team-target-opioid-suppliers.

Kendall County Deputies, Oswego Police Negotiator De-escalate Situation Involving Subject With Knife [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kedndall-county-deputies-oswego-police-negotiator-de-escalate-situation-involving-subject-with-knife/article_f1015778-40b9-11ec-b77b-1b511b52e21b.html.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9 has his first successful track after finding fugitive in Beach Park [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/07/lake-county-sheriffs-offices-newest–9-has-his-first-successful-track-after-finding-fugitive-in-beach-park/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=todays_top_news_stories&utm_term k=2021-11-07.

Local Lawmakers Praise Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/local-lawmakers-praise-kendall-county-sheriff-dwight-baird/article_38e2520a-3be6-11ec-b71d-c7b11a760559.html.

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Video of fatal police shooting of Michael Craig released by COPA [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/11/3/22761568/fatal-police-shooting-michael-craig-video-released-copa.

Notes: WBBM’s coverage: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/03/copa-police-shooting-michael-craig-auburn-gresham/

Norridge Police Help Mother Who Gave Birth Unexpectedly At Home [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/03/norridge-police-help-mother-who-gave-birth-unexpectedly-at-home/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Real Buffalo Grove firefighters, police officers passed out treats to little look-alikes in Halloween costumes [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-fire-station-halloween-tl-1104-20211102-n3dpa3qm25bbxiztkwo72l6tz4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Retired CFD captain, 77, fatally shoots would-be robber in South Side Burnside neighborhood, officials say [This was the first headline I’ve seen that identified the senior citizen as a retired police officer.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-robbery-victim-fatally-shoots-suspect-20211106-wqcirpo4ybfstpgbyoeiny57im-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Des Plaines police will soon have enough body cameras for each officer [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211108/des-plaines-police-will-soon-have-enough-body-cameras-for-each-officer.

New Lenox Police Accused Of Dumping Man In Parking Lot After He Was Released From Hospital; He Was Then Hit By Car [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/03/new-lenox-police-accused-dump-man-parking-lot-orland-park/.

One year in, Alternative Emergency Response Subcommittee works with state toward alternative 911 call responses [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/11/02/city/one-year-in-alternative-emergency-response-subcommittee-works-with-state-toward-alternative-911-call-responses/.

Power lifter: Chicago officer’s strength rooted in family as he works to elevate community and set records in the gym [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/cover-story/power-lifter-chicago-officers-strength-rooted-in-family-as-he-works-to-elevate-community-and-set-records-in-the-gym/.

‘Generosity of our neighbors:’ Antioch Lions Club donates $20,000 to Antioch police, fire departments [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/22/generosity-of-our-neighbors-antioch-lions-club-donates-20000-to-antioch-police-fire-departments/.

Podcasts and Information

From the Calibre Press Blog. VIDEO: Gun Grab from a Wheelchair! Life-or-Death Struggle Spotlights Crucial Survival Reminders [A great reminder that even people with disabilities can have criminal intentions.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/11/video-gun-grab-from-a-wheelchair-life-or-death-struggle-spotlights-crucial-survival-reminders/.

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. THE L. ANTHONY SUTIN AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS [Only about a month left to submit entries.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/sutinaward .

From the Office of Justice Programs. Desistance from Crime: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice [Scroll down: immediately under the title is some information on a recent webinar.  “Desistance,” which you probably knew already (but I didn’t) is “the process of individuals ceasing engagement in criminal activities. ” Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/desistance-from-crime?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nov21totm%C2%A0

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2021/11/05/your-friday-quiz-15/ .

Law Enforcement Today. Deputy Was Shot and Paralyzed by Unlikely Source. During a SWAT operation, he was caught by a shot from a fellow officer.  His supervisors were not wearing heavier-duty body armor, and, though they did not forbid it, had not expected him to wear it, either.  This painful story had a lot of training points.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/deputy-was-shot-and-paralyzed-by-unlikely-source.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Time Management for Mortals [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/time-management-for-mortals-oLgr4HVm.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. A retired cop, shot multiple times at a domestic dispute call, now volunteers her time to help other police officers survive their physical and emotional trauma. Her story is memorable, and her praise for her academy training is an important reminder to keep your basic survival knowledge refreshed.  Also, listen for the conclusion she draws from her affliction that preceded the shooting.  Wow! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/a-retired-cop-shot-multiple-times-at-a-domestic-dispute-call-now-volunteers-her-time-to-help-other-police-officers-survive-their-physical-and-emotional-trauma.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. An Undercover Police Officer and Navy Veteran’s Path From Suicide to Redemption. His journey, recovery, rebuilding his life and mission to help others. [His story starts out with a shock, and a persistent friend prevents his own story form ending similarly.  Hearing how he got to the other side is an important reminder to others in a similar situation. He went on to train other officers about fentanyl.  His book ought to be astonishing! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/an-undercover-police-officer-and-navy-veterans-pat.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How to Be a Cop and Be Happy [“… attorney and former deputy sheriff Bridget Truxillo… now works to bring wellness and support to the public safety community as founder and CEO of Protective Wellness. ”  The chat has some infomercial aspects to it, but it might be good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-8-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/how-to-be-a-cop-and-be-happy/

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