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Record #: R2013-359   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Congratulations extended to Police Officers Jameka R. Sherrod, Mark J. Pickert and Rodney G. Jones for heroic actions
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2013-359.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
April 10,2013










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Police Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
Mayor

Very truly yours,




A Resolution
adopted byThe City Council
of the City of Chicago, Illinois


Presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL 0N APRIL 10, 2013

WHEREAS , On the afternoon of February 19, 2012, Chicago Police Officers Rodney G. Jones (Star #9243), Mark J. Pickert (Star #9832) and Jameka R. Sherrod (Star #18719) from Gang Enforcement Team 6721 were monitoring a "man with a gun" call at 6810 South Stony Island Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Upon arriving on the scene, the officers saw a man running east across South Stony Island Avenue. Police Officer Pickert immediately sent out a radio call with a description of the possible offender; and

WHEREAS, After seeing several more men running, the gang officers leapt from their vehicle and pursued them on foot; and

WHEREAS, As Police Officer Pickert chased one suspect. Police Officer Sherrod followed another, who was running with his hands in his sleeves. Officer Sherrod caught the man and she wrestled him to the ground. While attempting to handcuff the offender, she noticed the barrel of a handgun protruding from his sleeve. She alerted her fellow officers, who came to her assistance; and

WHEREAS, Officer Pickert began struggling with the offender, trying to disarm him. Seeing the man pointing his pistol directly at Officer Sherrod's face, Officer Pickert instantly pushed her head to the side, saving her life, just as the man managed to squeeze the trigger. At point-blank range, the bullet struck Officer Pickert in the hand and the concussion ruptured Officer Sherrod's eardrum; and
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