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Record #: R2013-1027   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Gratitude extended to Police Sergeant Frank Pierri and Police Officer Leonard G. Wlezien for apprehension of armed offender
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2013-1027.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICACO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
November 13,2013










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

Ladies and Gentlemen:
1 transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution regarding the Chicago Police Department. Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,

Mayor


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^tyQllBYBClS ' ^n me afternoon of June 5, 2013, a serious altercation began when a woman's ex-boyfriend drove to her home unexpectedly, then began arguing with her husband; and

WHEREAS, As the husband tried to walk toward his van, the argument between the two men quickly escalated into a fight when the ex-boyfriend


WHEREAS, While struggling^ the two men finally ended up tumbling into the van and the ex-boyfriend continued stabbing the other man in the face, head and body; and

WHEREAS, 25,h Police District Sergeant Frank Pierri (Star #1920) and Police Officer Leonard G. Wlezien (Star #11854) were on patrol nearby when they heard the victim's wife frantically screaming and pointing toward the van; and

WHEREAS, The Officers pulled up, exited their vehicle and approached the van, where they saw the violent, bloody struggle taking place; and

WHEREAS, Quickly evaluating the situation, Sergeant Pierri grabbed for the offender and Officer Wlezien entered the other side of the van to pull the victim to safety; and

WHEREAS, Upon separating the two men, the officers turned their attention to the knife in the offender's hands. Sergeant Pierri and Officer Wlezien were able to subdue the assailant, and without firing a shot, they secured his knife and placed him into custody without further injury to anyone; and

WHEREAS, Immediately after subduing the offender, Sergeant Pierri and Officer Wlezien tended to the victim, who was covered in blood and struggling to breathe. Paramedics arrived quickly and rushe...

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