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Record #: R2013-1184   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/11/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: Gratitude extended to Police Officer Ronald D. Coleman for heroic efforts
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2013-1184.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
December 11,2013










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

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

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,



H resolution
adopud by QTie Qity Gouncil ofthe Qity of Ghicago, Illinois


presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL Qff DECEMBER 11,2013


etedS > Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on April 28, 2013, Chicago Police Officer Ronald D. Coleman (Star #5922), assigned to the Narcotics Division, was off duty near the intersection of West Jackson Boulevard and South Leavitt Street; and

WHEREAS, Officer Coleman was parking his car when a maroon four-door sedan stopped directly across from him and two men armed with handguns exited the vehicle; and

WHEREAS. With no warning, the two men fired their weapons multiple times, striking a man standing on the street nearby, then leapt back into their vehicle and sped off; and

WHEREAS, Officer Coleman immediately called 911 to report the shooting and followed the sedan as it fled south on Leavitt Street, then west toward the expressway; and

WHEREAS, Approaching a stoplight, Officer Coleman spotted the sedan stopped in traffic in the far-left lane of traffic, across from an Illinois State Trooper conducting a traffic stop in the far-right lane; and

WHEREAS, Seizing this opportunity, Officer Coleman exited his car and quickly approached the sedan while announcing his office. In response, one of the passengers turned toward Officer Coleman and raised his handgun; and

WHEREAS, Fearing for his life and the lives of innocent bystanders, Officer Coleman fired his weapon at the gunman, striking him in the neck and arm; and

WHEREAS, As the sedan began moving westbound and one of the men jumped out and fled on foot. Officer Coleman identified himself to the State Trooper, who got in his cruiser an...

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