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Record #: R2016-829   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/1/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/1/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Crossing Guard Helen Shirley on retirement
Sponsors: Curtis, Derrick G.
Attachments: 1. R2016-829.pdf


WHEREAS, On August 5, 2016 Crossing Guard, Helen Shirley, retired from the Chicago Police Department following twenty-four years of dedicated public service; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this occasion by the Honorable Derrick Curtis, Alderman of the 18th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Crossing Guard, Helen Shirley, Star #1345 began her illustrious career with the Chicago Police Department on June 15, 1992 and retired as a valued member of the 6th District. Her presence will be sorely missed; and

WHEREAS, The Crossing Guards have the very essential job of ensuring the safety of students traveling to and from school. Not only do they stand out in the rain, sleet and snow, these crossing guards have an important role in protecting the lives of our children; and

WHEREAS, Helen Shirley devoted twenty-four years of her life in public service to the people she served in the 18lh Ward and 6th Police District; and

WHEREAS, The leaders of this great City of Chicago are cognizant of the great debt owed our public servants, and extend our sincerest gratitude to the long and prolific career of Crossing Guard, Helen Shirley; now, therefore

Be It Resolved, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago gathered here this first day of November, 2016, do hereby express our gratitude for twenty-four years of work in service to the people of the City of Chicago, and express our heartiest wishes on a pleasant retirement to Helen Shirley; and

Be It Further Resolved, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to Helen Shirley and her family.

DERRICK CURTIS Alderman, 18th Ward