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Record #: R2018-1249   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Police Commander William R. Looney on retirement
Sponsors: Laurino, Margaret, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Villegas, Gilbert, Sposato, Nicholas, Napolitano, Anthony V., Arena, John
Attachments: 1. R2018-1249.pdf

WHEREAS, On November 15, 2018 Commander William R. Looney, Star #14, will retire from the Chicago Police Department following thirty-two years of dedicated public service; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this occasion by the Honorable Margaret Laurino, Alderman of the 39th Ward; and
WHEREAS, Commander William R. Looney followed in the footsteps of his late father, William Sr., who was a retired CPD lieutenant. Since joining the force in 1986, his exemplar)1 career with the Chicago Police Department has spanned more than three decades. His experience covered many facets of policing including Detective in Violent Crimes, Gang Sergeant, and CAPS Sergeant. He was also a Lieutenant at headquarters where he held various positions in the Medical Section, Government Security Detail, Strategic Deployment, and CompStat, after which William was promoted to Captain; and
WHEREAS, In 2013 William Looney achieved the rank of Commander, and served the 19th District until 2015 when he was assigned to his current and final position as Commander of the 16th District, Jefferson Park Police, one of the largest districts in the City, encompassing die 39th, 38th, 41st, 45th, 36th, 30th, 31st, and 29th wards; and
WHEREAS, In his years with the Department Commander William R. Looney has received 66 awards for a variety of achievements, including a 2004 Crime Reduction, Department Commendation, Lifesaving, Democratic National Convention and NATO Summit Service, a Presidential Election Deployment, and a Unit Meritorious Performance Award; and
WHEREAS, William devoted thirty-two years of public service to the people of the City of Chicago, working to ensure that the city remain a safe, healthy and vibrant community it is today. Throughout a long and distinguished tenure, Commander William R. Looney upheld the finest traditions of the law enforcement community and...

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