Local Police News: October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021

Death of state trooper on Dan Ryan Expressway ruled suicide [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/death-of-state-trooper-on-dan-ryan-expressway-ruled-suicide/.

Eleven Year Illinois State Police Veteran Dies From Gunshot Wound [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/eleven-year-illinois-state-police-veteran-dies-from-gunshot-wound/article_fb8a77e2-2372-11ec-a093-83982c99ce7e.html.

‘It Hurts To Lose Him’: Mother Of ISP Trooper Gerald Mason Speaks About His Death [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/01/isp-trooper-gerald-mason-mother-linda-mason-dan-ryan/.

‘It’s Been Challenging:’ Injured Chicago Police Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. Slowly Recovering [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/its-been-challenging-injured-chicago-police-officer-carlos-yanez-jr-slowly-recovering/2623189/.

11-pound Miniature Schnauzer foils armed carjacking in Old Town, owner says; “Oh, sh*t! A dog!” [This isn’t really police news, but my family used to have a similarly bold and stupid miniature schnauzer who didn’t realize that she was a little dog.  It’s always good to hear of their successes.  SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2021/09/11-pound-miniature-schnauzer-foils-armed-carjacking-in-old-town-owner-says-oh-sht-a-dog.html

Annual Opportunity for Doctoral Students to get Applied Research Experience in Criminal Justice [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/nijs-research-assistantship-program?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rap2022.

Chicago police shooting: CPD officer fatally shoots man in Gresham  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-police-cpd-gresham/11079286/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Dave Marciano, a St. Rita graduate, was a linebacker for St. Xavier’s 2011 national championship team. He found his calling as a Chicago police officer. [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/sports/ct-sta-fbl-sxu-reunion-st-1001-20210930-wtwdagjizvclji4trq57jgvkou-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Elgin Police Department getting a shuffle as promotions move people up in the ranks and new hires get sworn in [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-new-commanders-officers-elgin-police-st-1001-20210930-d76xxrfr3jdizfnd44mriktjk4-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Elgin police task force discusses cop’s post about ‘how cops should truly be,’ decides to tackle use of force policies first [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-citizen-police-task-force-meets-st-1003-20211002-aqhjcrhdgncppfxlqvxh6aobpy-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Danville first responders acknowledged for going above and beyond [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/danville-first-responders-acknowledged-for-going-above-and-beyond/.

Fla. PD adds sweet new vehicle to its fleet : Chief Mike Balken says he hopes the ‘Polar Patrol’ will help build community relationships with local kids [Not Illinois, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the headline was “Ice Cream Truck.”  Turns out, I guessed almost right.  But popsicles might be a little chilly for this season.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/community-policing/articles/fla-pd-adds-sweet-new-vehicle-to-its-fleet-7jOJpDy93gepTggs/ .

From the National Institute of Justice Notes from the Field. Using Forensic Intelligence Analysis to Drive Gun Crime Investigations [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/using-forensic-intelligence-analysts-drive-gun-crime-investigations?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nfws2021.

Here’s the Full List of All 185 Chicago Expressway Shootings This Year [The list interested me.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/heres-the-full-list-of-all-185-chicago-expressway-shootings-this-year/2626031/.

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax helps catch 2 teens who fled from Tesla stolen out of Vernon Hills [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/02/lake-county-sheriff-k-9-dax-helps-catch-2-teens-who-fled-from-tesla-stolen-out-of-vernon-hills/

Law Enforcement class gets grant for body cams [The class is at the Indian Valley Vocational Center Law Enforcement program in Sandwich.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://highschoollawenforcement.com/bodycamgrant/  .

Man 81, dies after Northbrook police run into burning home to save him, fire officials say [A brave deed!  But for PIOs, think about the wording.  But the wording of the headline sounds as if the rescue was what led to the death.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/northbrook-police-house-fire-rescue/11073124/.

Missouri man indicted for Brooklyn officer’s death on McKinley Bridge [A reminder of the incident: https://www.foxnews.com/us/illinois-police-officer-struck-killed-suspect-vehicle-manhunt-driver  ] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/northbrook-police-house-fire-rescue/11073124/.

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Host Bob Sullivan and Amy Nofziger, AARP’s director of victim support, revisit popular episodes and hear from listeners on The Perfect Scam’s 100th podcast [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/100th-episode.html .

‘Pancakes for Vests’ event raises funds for bulletproof vests for CPD officers [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/pancakes-for-vests-event-raises-funds-for-bulletproof-vests-for-cpd-officers/.

Plano Police Department Asks for More Officers [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-police-department-asks-for-more-officers/article_a7106894-206a-11ec-ac7e-b79248848106.html.

Prosecutors Reject Charges Against 5 Suspects in Deadly Gang-Related Gunfight [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/prosecutors-reject-charges-against-5-suspects-in-deadly-gang-related-gunfight/2628059/.

Ride for Wishes raises $11,000 [“The 60-mile ride was escorted by two Illinois State Police motorcycle troopers with help from Madison County sheriff’s deputies and Bethalto police officers.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ride-for-Wishes-raises-11-000-16493749.php.

‘Step In The Right Direction’: CPD Unveils Tip Hotline With Big Cash Rewards [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/01/cpd-hotline-cash-reward-money/.

Village of Robbins officers ‘fed up’ over to lack of resources, low pay and safety concerns: union  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/robbins-police-department-village-of-cook-county-sheriffs-office-mayor-il/11073773/.

‘Blue Bloods’ Vanessa Ray And Will Estes Discuss The ‘Tremendous Responsibility’ Of Playing Cops [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/01/vanessa-ray-will-estes-blue-bloods-cbs/.

Podcasts:

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Being a Man in the Lousy Modern World  [WIthin the first ten minutes, the guest unintentionally explains the reason for gang membership and activity.  See what you think.  Otherwise, the book they discuss is /Micromastery/ http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1027556687  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/being-a-man-in-the-lousy-modern-world.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. What a Man With 60,000 Books Can Teach You About Lifelong Learning and Building Your Home Library [YES!  YES!  Save and use your books!  And SCCJA’s librarian Nina Bruent (who would find this conversation entertaining) has pointed out that October is National Book Month.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/what-a-man-with-60-000-books-can-teach-you-about-l.

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Cops and Writers Takes You Inside The World Of Police Firearms Instruction [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/4cc48253/035-cops-and-writers-takes-you-inside-the-world-of-police-firearms-instruction.

On the Disaster Podcast. Police Response in Disasters with Danny R. Smith [They discuss the LA earthquake and the LA Riots, and then the guest tells about his experience with post-traumatic stress.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/09/police-response-in-disasters-with-danny-r-smith/.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik was stabbed multiple times, her throat and trachea were slit. One of her tear ducts was ripped out during a sudden and totally unexpected assault

[Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/she-was-stabbed-many-times-in-an-unexpected-atta-1.

On the Line of Duty Podcast. Pre-Textual Stops/Good One’s Aren’t Bulls#*T Or Racist [Just FYI.  And, remember, Ted Bundy’s first crime could have been discovered if an officer hadn’t examined the garbage he said he was taking to the dump very late at night.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/podcast-pre-textual-stops-good-ones-arent-bullst-or-racist/.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Axon President Luke Larson on how virtual reality is democratizing police training [A sales pitch for a proposed VR training system.  Along with the commercial aspects, the reasoning behind the method n can still be useful.  At least you know more than you did about what might be coming, assuming some method of state accreditation is developed. Though reading and discussion would help gain the same ends, too, without depending on video. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/axon-president-luke-larson-on-how-virtual-reality-is-democratizing-police-training/.

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Filthy Pirate Dan Spencer talks Coffee and life after LEO [In this lighter-than-usual episode, the guest talks about how his job stress led to his decision to retire and start a coffee company.  Part of his decision was based on the socializing that takes place around coffee (that doesn’t taste burned).  His story might prove inspiring.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/filthy-pirate-dan-spencer-talks-coffee-and-life-after-leo.

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Robyn Mikel, Red HELP, Suicide, and the Stigma of Mental Health [The guest’s husband was a fire fighter, who died by suicide.  She is now working with Red HELP, which helps responders and their families.  They discuss the presence of traumatic stress in the fire service, and the overlap of symptoms into law enforcement.  The openness of them all, and the elements of the agency culture that can aggravate problems, is important to hear.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-4-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/robyn-mikel-red-help-suicide-and-the-stigma-of-mental-health.

 

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