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Record #: R2014-849   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/12/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/12/2014
Title: Tribute to late Police Commander Lupe Pena
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Graham, Deborah L., Reboyras, Ariel, Suarez, Regner Ray, Colón, Rey, Sposato, Nicholas
Attachments: 1. R2014-849.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR

November 12, 2014









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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Sposato, Reboyas, Colon, Graham, Mitts, Suarez and Maldonado, a resolution honoring the life and memory of Chicago Police Commander Lupe Pena.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very; truly yours,

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, On October 10, 2014, God in His infinite wisdom and judgment called to his eternal reward, at age 51, 25th District Chicago Police Commander Lupe Pena, an exemplary police officer, husband, father, son, friend and public servant; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council was informed of Commander Pena's untimely death by The Honorable Nicholas Sposato, the Alderman ofthe 36th Ward, who held Commander Pena in very high esteem; and

WHEREAS, The son of Guadalupe and the late Jose Pena, Commander Pena grew up in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, where his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and a desire to serve others; and

WHEREAS, Commander Pena began his distinguishd career in law enforcement on June 16, 1986, when he joined the Chicago Police Department as a probationary police officer in the 13th District before being assigned to the 25th District. After being promoted to sergeant on April 1, 1996, Commander Pena was assigned to the 14th District as a field supervisor; and

WHEREAS, Commander Pena was also assigned to the special operations section as a sergeant. On September 2, 2005, Commander Pena was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the 14th District as a watch commander and field lieutenant. He also worked as an inspector in auditing and internal control. He was promoted to captain on March 16, 2009, and assigned to the 15th District. Commander Pena was eventually returned to the 25th District, where he served as the executive officer; and

WHEREAS, A "policeman's policeman", who ...

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