Chicago: Pays Tribute to Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Chicago: Pays Tribute to Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Honorary Chair
Mayor Richard M. Daley

Celebrity Chairs
Tom Dreesen

Dennis Farina

Leadership Cabinet
Joseph J. Ahern

Philip H. Corboy

Mike Ditka

Joseph DuCanto

Daniel F. Gallagher

Art Hannus

Mellody Hobson

Chris McGrath

Francis Morrissey

Joseph A. Power, Jr.

John W. Rogers

Gerald J. Roper

Gregory H. Sachs

Tom Skilling

James F. Sullivan

Peter Q. Thompson

Members of The Chicago
Board of Trade

Executive Board
Scott Arney
Father Thomas Nangle
Rabbi Moshe Wolf
Gladis Young

at 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2013

WHAT: Hundreds of police officers, supporters and family members of fallen officers will attend the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s hallmark event, the 10th annual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday evening at Gold Star Memorial Park, located east of Soldier Field.

Foundation Executive Director Phil Cline and Maggie Mullen, the daughter of Chicago Police Officer Jim Mullen, who was paralyzed from the neck down by a gunshot wound while answering a call for service on the North Side in 1996, will keynote a brief program at a reception to take place prior to the Vigil.

The Vigil will include brief speaking program including Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Bethany O’Reilly, president of the Gold Star Families. Following the program, the names of 567 Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty will be read by Gold Star family members, police officers and Chicago Police Memorial Foundation supporters.

Members of Gold Star Families and officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty will be on hand and available for media interviews.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Reception at 6:30 pm. Vigil at 7:30 pm.

WHERE: Reception and remarks will take place in the United Room at Soldier Field. Entrance at Gate 14.

Vigil will take place at Gold Star Memorial Park, immediately east of Soldier Field
6:30 pm: Reception for Gold Star Families in United Room at Soldier Field. Remarks by Philip J. Cline, executive director of the CPMF and Maggie Mullen.

7:30 pm: Candlelight Vigil in front of the water wall at the Chicago Police Memorial, immediately east of Soldier Field.

All events are open to news media and Mr. Cline and family members of fallen officers will be available to talk about the event’s significance.

Parking: Parking for media is available on Waldron Drive, immediately south of Soldier Field.

Background: The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago Police Officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

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