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Record #: R2011-60   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 1/13/2011
Title: Tribute to late Joseph L. Curtin
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2011-60.pdf
WHEREAS, Joseph L. Curtin has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and
WHEREAS, A native of Chicago, Joseph L. Curtin was a widely admired member of the law enforcement community and the husband of Joan; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of the FBI Academy, Joseph L. Curtin enjoyed a highly successful career in public service which spanned more than four decades; and
WHEREAS, Joseph L. Curtin served his country in the United States Navy and joined the Chicago Police Department on January 23,1961; and
WHEREAS, Joseph L. Curtin rose through the ranks to become the commanding officer of the old Area 3 Homicide Division, a highly visible role within the department; and
WHEREAS, Joseph L. Curtin later served as the Commander of the 25th Police District and as the Commander of the Inspection Division; and
WHEREAS, After retiring from the Chicago Police Department in 2001, Joseph L. Curtin became an administrator with the Illinois State Police; and
WHEREAS, Joseph L. Curtin was a longtime and valued member of the Irish Fellowship Club in Chicago; and
WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of Joseph L. Curtin serve as an example to all; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Countryside, Joseph L. Curtin will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his many relatives, friends and neighbors; and
WHEREAS, To his wife, Joan, and his sister, Mary Ellen Hess, Joseph L. Curtin imparts a legacy of faithfulness, service and dignity; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this thirteenth day of January, 2011, do hereby commemorate Joseph L. Curtin for his grace-filled life and do hereby express our condolences to his family; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Joseph L. Curtin.