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Record #: R2014-775   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/8/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 10/8/2014
Title: Gratitude extended to Police Officers Javier Alonso, Joel A. Bentley, Lawrence W. Kerr, Ladonna F. Simmons and Michael M. Wrobel on apprehension of dangerous felon
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2014-775.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR

October 8,2014








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,


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cdopud by Tke Qity Qouncil o/the Qity of Qkicago, Illinois


'^resented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL on OCTOBER 8.2014


6Y6CIS • On *ne night of June 6, 2014, Chicago police officers in the Department's Gang Enforcement Division were investigating reports of an armed man in the vicinity of Wallace Avenue and 93rd Street on the City's South Side; and

WHEREAS, Officers Javier Alonso (Star #18523), Joel A. Bentley (Star #13297), Lawrence W. Kerr (Star #4871), Ladonna F. Simmons (Star #13466) and Michael M. Wrobel (Star #11688) saw the suspect enter a vehicle and they began to approach him; and

WHEREAS, The suspect, suddenly and without warning, opened fire on the officers with a semi-automatic handgun, striking Officer Alonso in the leg and Officer Wrobel in the chest. Fortunately, Officer Wrobel was wearing a bulletproof vest; and

WHEREAS, Officers Bentley, Kerr and Simmons immediately returned fire in order to protect their fellow officers and neutralize the danger at hand; and

WHEREAS, Although Officer Wrobel was knocked to the ground, suffering a cracked rib from the gunshot, he quickly recovered and returned to his police vehicle. Officer Wrobel drove through the line of fire to rescue Officer Alonso, who was unable to stand due to his leg injury; and

WHEREAS, Officer Wrobel evacuated Officer Alonso from the scene by placing him in the rear seat of his vehicle and transporting him to a nearby hospital; and

WHEREAS, Officers Bentley, Kerr and Simmons incapacitated the shooter and took him into police custody. As a result of these officers' actions, the assailant, who was on parole for previous violent cr...

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