Local Police News: September 12, 2022

September 13, 2022

66-year-old bicyclist killed in accident involving Burbank police car: Police  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/bicyclist-66-accidently-hit-and-killed-by-burbank-police .

Armed man shot, killed by Zion police officer while trying to break into home ID’d by coroner [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/zion-police-shooting-il-lake-county-illinois-news/12215274/ .

Batavia Police Officer Retires After 25 Years With Department [Officer George (Tony) Gramme] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: Batavia Police Officer Retires After 25 Years With Department https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/batavia-police-officer-retires-after-25-years-department.

Chicago man who led nearly 10-hour SWAT standoff at Algonquin hotel gets fine after pleading guilty [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/07/chicago-man-who-led-nearly-10-hour-swat-standoff-at-algonquin-hotel-gets-fine-after-pleading-guilty/ .

Chicago Police Officer, 2 Others Hurt in Belmont Cragin Crash  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/3-injured-in-belmont-cragin-crash-involving-cpd-vehicle/2933395/.

City council honors firefighters, police officer who found missing woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/07/city-council-honors-firefighters-police-officer-who-found-missing-woman-alive-in-lake-michigan-near-waukegan  .

CPD holds catalytic converter spray painting event to prevent theft [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/cpd-holds-catalytic-converter-spray-painting-event-to-prevent-theft/.

‘A day of remembering’: Chicago police honor fallen officers at candlelight vigil [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-gold-star-families-memorial-and-park-solider-field/12206496/   .

Notes: WGN’s coverage:  https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/annual-cpd-memorial-foundation-vigil-remembers-fallen-chicago-officers/

Decatur council approves revised police contract despite concerns over relaxed residency requirement [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/decatur-council-approves-revised-police-contract-despite-concerns-over-relaxed-residency-requirement/article_92069a82-2e46-11ed-8cef-3fa0bf9ddf11.html.

Decatur Police Dept. hopes to fill openings by hiring outside Macon County [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-dept-hopes-to-fill-openings-by-hiring-outside-macon-county/article_c6cd75ca-2e59-11ed-af64-93bf618bf76f.html.

Evanston holds police chief forum following criticism of search process [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/09/09/lateststories/evanston-holds-police-chief-forum-following-criticism-of-search-process/.

FBI Investigating Possible Contaminant At Bolingbrook PD  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/possible-contaminant-closes-police-department-personnel-quarantined.

Joliet Police: Woman Arrested After Trying to Place Officer in Headlock  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/joliet-police-woman-arrested-after-trying-to-place-officer-in-headlock/ .

Kendall County Sheriff proposes patrol car take-home program [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriff-proposes-patrol-car-take-home-program/article_b29cda96-2f85-11ed-96ff-e73d084dbb0f.html  .

Man accused of flushing drugs down toilet at Crystal Lake Police Department following arrest [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/11/man-accused-of-flushing-drugs-down-toilet-at-crystal-lake-police-department-following-arrest/.

Moline police chief announces closure of 1994 Asplund cold case  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/steve-asplund-body-found-cold-case-closed-moline-police-st-louis-county-missouri-remains/526-0a5d75a1-3822-47ca-979a-01336f7cdc63 .


Naperville Public Safety Open House will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.naperville.il.us/enjoy-naperville/public-safety-open-house/.

Oswego honors retiring police sergeant [Page Bond], welcomes three new officers to police department : While the Oswego PD has retired several veteran officers of late, village officials commend the police commission and department for the swift promotion and appointment of new officers to fill vacancies [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/09/12/oswego-honors-retiring-police-sergeant-welcome-three-new-officers-to-police-department/ .

Pritzker announces new ISP Metro East regional headquarters in East St. Louis [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/pritzker-announces-new-isp-metro-east-regional-headquarters-in-east-st-louis/article_4b808b98-2df8-11ed-b4d8-3b4387cf9160.html .

Retired Chicago Police officer dies by suicide [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at:  https://local.newsbreak.com/chicago-il/2740708744030-retired-chicago-police-officer-dies-by-suicide.

Notes: Here’s WBBM’s report.  Its headline points out the aspect of police suicide that deserves more attention:  Former CPD officer dies in apparent suicide, just 10 days after retiring https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/former-cpd-officer-dies-in-apparent-suicide-just-10-days-after-retiring

Salute To Service: Vandalia Police Officer Matt Ledbetter [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2022/09/salute-to-service-vandalia-police-officer-matt-ledbetter/.

Schools, law enforcement plan to prevent the worst  [Central Illinois] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/schools-law-enforcement-plan-to-prevent-the-worst/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Aurora seeks grant to develop online portal where residents could report incidents to police [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-jag-st-0912-20220909-hz2amaxgajdmfjhw2c2e4427au-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Kenilworth Police Chief Miller to retire after 28 years with department [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/ct-wil-police-chief-retires-tl-0908-20220906-rtx6yeas6zhuddeawzvabnfcoa-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Zion police officer kills suspect who fired at two other cops, authorities say [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-zion-police-shooting-st-0910-20220909-dchzj7tw7ndexku7svmablh3pu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Naperville police, fire departments hosting public safety open house [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220906/naperville-police-fire-departments-hosting-public-safety-open-house .

Video shows knife, hammer-wielding man advancing at officer before being fatally shot in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/09/video-shows-knife-hammer-wielding-man-advancing-at-officer-before-being-fatally-shot-in-waukegan/ .

‘War relic’ found: Bomb squad removes grenade from Westchester home [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/westchester-police-grenade-found-war-relic/12214406/ .

Waukegan police officer recognized for saving victim who suffered severe arm injury [Mallory Baker] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/08/waukegan-police-officer-recognized-for-saving-victim-who-suffered-severe-arm-injury/.

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. How Do Investigation Experiences Shape Views of the Police? Qualitatively Exploring Sexual Assault Survivors’ Interactions With Police Detectives and Subsequent Views of the Police [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221120186 .

Autonomous Drone-Delivered Defibrillator Helps Save Cardiac Arrest Patient Within Minutes [Swedish news, but the concept is interesting.  Thanks to Dale Gustafson for pointing it out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://nicenews.com/innovation/drone-delivers-defibrillator-saves-life/ .

COPS Office Announces New Partnership to Help Law Enforcement Agencies Increase Organizational Effectiveness [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pressrelease/cops-office-announces-new-partnership-help-law-enforcement-agencies-increase .

FBI Law Enforcememnt Bulletin Online: September 2022 [The lead article s “Violation at 30,000 Feet: In-Flight Sexual Assaults,” but the article about Artificial Intelligence in Law Enforcement and Teachable Moments could be immediately helpful.  Incidentally, the compilers are looking for authors, too! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/ .

From Calibre Press. Looking for Contraband?  This Vehicle Search Checklist Will Help. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/09/looking-for-contraband-this-vehicle-search-checklist-can-help/ .

From Governing.Com. Police and Prosecutors Warn Consequences of Ending Cash Bail  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.governing.com/now/police-and-prosecutors-warn-consequences-of-ending-cash-bail  .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. 21st Century Protest Response: Promoting Democracy and Advancing Community and Officer Safety [New publication] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P459 .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. The Honorable David Ellis., judge and best-selling novelist [“In December 2014, Dave was sworn in as the youngest-serving Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District…”  The writing aspect is often interesting, but the discussion of how judges are chosen in Illinois brings up issues that deserve consideration.  SLC]] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/763e3868/082-new-york-times-best-selling-edgar-award-winning-author-and-judge-david-ellis .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Investigating the Line of Duty Deaths of Other Cops. A Look at Being a Hostage Negotiator. And Being on The TV Show COPS. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/investigating-the-line-of-duty-deaths-of-other-cop .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Shot by a Pedophile, Her Leg was Amputated. Her Determined and Amazing Return to Full Duty. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/shot-by-a-pedophile-her-leg-was-amputated-her-dete .

Notes: Here’s the link to her interview on the What’s Your Emergency podcast.  https://www.stitcher.com/show/whats-your-emergency/episode/laurie-white-hope-and-resilience-after-losing-a-leg-on-the-job-90524712 .  The moment, toward the end, when the hosts realize that she had gone back to work after losing her leg is just grand!

On the Policing Matters Podcast. ‘Never forget’: Meaning, purpose and emphasis [Podcast hosts from the areas of policing, fire service [Fire Chief from Champaign], and EMS talk about the ways the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack has changed the professions, the importance of revering the day, and how to pass on the knowledge gained from the attack to current first responders who had not been born in 2001.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/never-forget-meaning-purpose-and-emphasis/ .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. It’s hot. Really, really, hot. [The discussion of how Narcan really works, the importance of artificial respiration when dealing with fentanyl overdoses, and the incongruities in a good news report about an officer reviving a child who swallowed part of pill.  They also talk about LEO COVID deaths, the prudence of taking preventive action, and a fire fighter who disparaged them.  Hear what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/its-hot-really-really-hot/

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Characteristics of Good Leadership in Public Safety  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: y https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/characteristics-of-good-leadership-in-public-safety/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and Lexipol. Risks Around the Corner [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webmail/171882/1124941537/20818c4a684363976f21cc1213f117f96dc5084e9f3030356db7077d840e2a22 .

Webinar from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Measures in BJS Survey Data Collections  [“Join Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) statisticians for a webinar on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 pm ET. The webinar will provide information on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measures within BJS’s survey data collections, including methodological discussions and statistical estimates from published BJS reports.”  FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at:  https://ojp.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=ojp&service=6&rnd=0.06541930011486985&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fojp.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000051acc508766e4a97fe5b2ad671d323684195fd5593010f0b6d8685cb0f88ee70d%26siteurl%3Dojp%26confViewID%3D235349981588892771%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAXxVMv5ZmpWwT456RLw70na36o_dJSFh8sWgeoMK0lCSg2%26 .

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF OFFICER APPRECIATION DAY! [Just FYI.   contacted the organization to find out where the event would be held, and, if I read the flyer correctly, it will be held on October 1, 2022, in Surgis, Michigan.  Although it isn’t an Illinois event, it’s good to know about.  Thanks to Will Sperling for pointing it out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-12-2022. Available at: https://warrioronthewall.org/appreciation-day/

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