Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record #: R2018-1056   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: Gratitude extended to Chicago Police Officer Steven Ommundson for life-saving rescue
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, Napolitano, Anthony V., Moore, Joseph
Attachments: 1. R2018-1056.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 20, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with Aldermen J. Moore, Reboyras and Napolitano, a congratulatory resolution regarding the Chicago Police Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,

H resolution
adopted by Tile (5ttt/ QoUnCll
ofthe Qity of Ghicago, Illinois

Afdermen Joe AAoore, Ariel Reboyras, Anthony Napolitano and
Jfjresented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel OH September 20, 2018

Whereas. On the evening of July 6, 2018, Chicago Police Officer Steven Ommundson (Star No. 13862) was on patrol in the Rogers Park neighborhood when he received a- call"'that there were swimmers in distress in Lake Michigan at Loyola. Beach; and.

WHEREAS/That evening, several young people :had gone swimming in the lake'
after hours. Suddenly the wind.began to gust, creating dangerous-rip currents and
waves up to eight feet in height; and ' ¦ ';. '¦ '•'.-
, .... WHEREAS, As a result of the abrupt change in the j^eq dangerous
.conditions it created, two swimmers could not make their way through 'the. high waves dnd.pQwerfurrip currents to;reachthe shore; and -:f ::'::'X/'X:^~X --^v^-V':' ^-'^\ ¦' ¦'

. WHEREAS, Officer Ommundson was one of the first officers to arrive oh the scene. When he' lodked' out over the water, he saw one of the.ybung'swimmers in imminent danger of drdwning;. Despite the deployment of Police and- Fire Department helicopters, ' boats, and divers, Officer Ommundson realized that he was the only person who could reach the struggling young swimmer in time to-save her life; and

WHEREAS, Knowing that he was all that stood'-between the young lady and certain death, and: without a thought for his own safety, Officer Ommundson quickly removed his heavy police equipment and leapt into the surging waters of the lake. Drawing on his experi...

Click here for full text