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Record #: R2018-1258   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Police Officer Thomas M. Flynn on retirement
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2018-1258.pdf




WHEREAS, We, in this city of immigrants, this city of neighborhoods, this most American of all cities, are particularly cognizant of the "American Dream"; and


WHEREAS, Though seemingly fixed and inviolable, the complex social fabric of our great metropolis could be easily torn asunder were it not for the guardians of the public welfare, indeed, the guardians of the American Dream; and


WHEREAS, Dedication to and fulfillment of the motto of the Chicago Police Department - "We Serve and Protect" - exacts a substantial physical and emotional toll not only on the officers who must daily cope with the stress and danger of being life's arbitrator for countless citizens, but also on their family members; and


WHEREAS, Through professionalism and sacrifice, the members of the Chicago Police Department have provided us with one of the safest cities in the United States of America, allowing each of us to, pur sue our own version of the "American Dream" in safety and confidence; and


WHEREAS, The words of Sir Winston Churchill, "never was so much owed to so few" were never so apropos; and


WHEREAS, Thomas M. Flynn began his illustrious career with the Chicago Police Department on March 9,1987; and


WHEREAS, Thomas M. Flynn, Star #7759, retired on April 15, 2018 as a Police Officer assigned to the 9th District; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council assembled this fourteenth day of November, 2018, do hereby express our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Thomas M. Flynn on the occasion of his retirement for his dedication, professionalism and personal sacrifice that he provided during his tenure in public service; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Thomas M. Flynn.













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Alderman - 14th Ward