Committee: Rhonda Bullock, Chairman Gerry Majerczyk Bill Burns
Official Publication of Chicago Lodge No. 7
President’s Report, By Mark Donahue
Police Officer and five years to pay into the Cullerton as Senate President
Joseph M. Airhart Jr. fund. All purchases of up to and Chris Radogno as the
On November 4 , Joe the ten years may be made in
th Minority [Republican] Leader
Airhart lost his long battle to six month increments. We in the Senate, “all” are opti-
recover from gunshot wounds currently estimate that there mistic about a more coopera-
he received while attempting are about 1400 members of tive level of efforts in getting
to apprehend a bank robbery the CPD of all ranks that have things done in State Govern-
FOP, Chicago Lodge 7 suspect in August of 2001. served in a Law Enforcement ment. Lodge 7 has enjoyed a
1412 W. Washington Blvd. An extremely supportive capacity in Illinois before very positive relationship with
family and close group of joining our ranks. both of these leaders and
friends gave Joe much com- This is the first time that looks forward to continuing
fort these many years. We such a transfer will be possi- that relationship in the future.
ask that all remember Joe and ble in the history of our Fund Elections
his family in their prayers. in which there will be no All but two of the candi-
Pension Portability “sunset provision” included dates endorsed in the Novem-
After six years of effort, which in the past limited the ber elections by the Lodge
we were successful on No- time frame to make the pur- won their positions. The Po-
vember 20th in getting SB chases. The Lodge is proud litical Action Committee did a
2520 passed out of the Senate to have accomplished obtain- commendable job in making
on a concurrence vote. When ing this enhancement which the choices they did. When
the Governor signs this piece will be available to all current we consider that all that we
of legislation, any current and future sworn employees do in the performance of our
CPD officer who has prior of the CPD of all ranks. But duties is directly impacted by
law enforcement service in it was not without serious those who make laws at the
Article 3,7,9,10,13,14,15 and efforts put forth by us as well City, State and Federal levels,
22 [former CHA officers] as representatives of the Pen- the importance of being po-
Pension Funds, which covers sion Fund and the City in en- litically active should be obvi-
every Illinois Law Enforce- suring that this bill would ous to all. A much greater
ment officer we could iden- have no serious financial im- involvement by our member-
tify, will have the opportunity pact on the Fund, which we ship is needed to secure the
to purchase up to ten years of all have interests in. The importance of the Lodge en-
creditable service in those Lodge is appreciative of these dorsements by means that
funds, into the Chicago Po- efforts. So for now, the Fund may be as basic as registering
licemen’s Annuity and Bene- will begin preparing tables to vote.
Inside this issue: fit Fund. Those current offi- and charts to help in calculat- The question of convening
cers will have one year to ing the required amounts to a Constitutional Convention
Sell Or Carry Over Pg. 7 apply for this benefit after it purchase the time. Any ques- failed in November which
becomes law and will then tions should be held until after means as far as current pen-
have five years to pay into the Governor signs the legis- sion benefits are concerned,
State Lodge Report Pg. the Fund the amount the Fund lation and we will advise fur- they are secure. The only
10 determines to be sufficient ther when that happens. changes that can be made to
enough so that there is no The above legislative issue what is currently enjoyed are
significant increase to the as well as all others was over- enhancements, or a lessening
FOP Gift Shop Pg.
Holiday Ad 11 Fund’s unfunded liability. shadowed during the final of benefits only for new hires.
Future new hires will have days of the Fall veto session These issues have expectedly
Season’s Greetings Back two years from their date of by the election of leadership become a matter of discussion
Page hire to apply for this benefit in the Senate. With John (Continued on page 2)
December 2008 Page 2
President’s Report Continued...
at the City’s Pension Commis- We are currently attempting covered under the Fifth statement made by you…and
sion that has been meeting to schedule more of these Amendment and are not the fruits thereof cannot be
monthly to address the issue of meetings prior to the end of protected under Garrity. used against you in a subse-
funding the four City Pension the month. The two primary This ruling in no way im- quent proceeding.” We are
Funds. financial proposals, those of pacts statements made pur- familiar with this as the Gar-
National Memorial and pay increases and healthcare suant to an administrative rity rule.
Museum coverage for retirees at an investigation. Since Garrity Pursuant to Illinois law, an
For several years now there earlier age are still open for was decided, the law prohib- individual charged with DUI
has been an effort to build a discussion as are putting fin- iting the use of administra- clearly has the right to refuse
Law Enforcement Museum in ishing touches on several of tive evidence has been wa- to submit to a breathalyzer
Washington adjacent to the our other proposals. Al- tered down very much, espe- exam, although that right ap-
Memorial in Judiciary Square. though there is no crystal ball cially in Illinois. Garrity pears to be in jeopardy as
Understandably, efforts for which can tell us when we only applies to testimonial other states have legislated
support have been overshad- will be finished, our objective evidence. Therefore, only away the right to refuse. Re-
owed by the establishment of of reaching an agreement that statements made by an offi- gardless of an Illinois driver’s
our own Police Memorial here you the membership can vote cer in an administrative in- right to refuse, since the Jones
in Chicago and the ongoing on is still our priority. vestigation will be sup- case was decided in 2005, the
support of the Memorial Foun- Dues Increase pressed at any subsequent law is clear that when a
dation. Craig Floyd, who is As a reminder, beginning criminal proceedings (with driver’s blood or breath is
the Chairman and CEO of the in January you will see a dues rare exception); however all taken, despite their refusal, it
National Law Enforcement increase of .50 per pay pe- non-testimonial evidence is is admissible in a criminal
Memorial Fund which is spear- riod. This increase reflects clearly admissible at crimi- proceeding. The courts do not
heading the museum project, the increases in dues that nal proceedings. (i.e. allow the police the authority
came to Chicago to meet with were voted on at the National breath/blood test; identifica- to use physical force to obtain
me and Superintendent Weis Conference in 2007 and at the tions at line-ups, contraband a result, however results ob-
and his staff to discuss the po- State Conference in 2008 that found in PO’s locker, etc.). tained any other way are fair
tential of the Chicago Police both go into effect for 2009. The case at issue in- game at criminal cases. (i.e.
Department becoming a part- Our Constitution and By-laws volved an off-duty police coercion, blood draws at hos-
ner in the project of building call for the Lodge to pass officer who was involved in pitals and administrative
the museum. Discussions were these increases on to the a traffic altercation which searches).
had about the project being membership and that is why included a high speed chase The Lodge Board of Direc-
completed exclusively from this increase will appear be- and allegations that the offi- tors has decided to appeal this
donors to the project and the ginning in January. We are cer threatened the individual decision to the Illinois Su-
potential of the CPD offering sure that our membership with his weapon. The offi- preme Court. Use of the ad-
up a payroll deduction oppor- understands the necessity of cer was placed under arrest ministrative blow in criminal
tunity for members of the CPD these changes in light of the on the scene for aggravated proceedings is precedent set-
to participate. The Lodge fully gains that the FOP has made assault and driving under the ting in the CPD. The decision
supports this effort and the for Law Enforcement at the influence. The officer was of an Assistant States Attorney
Department is in the process of National level and in Spring- brought to the 14th District to appeal a lower court deci-
seeing if and when they can field as well and it is the con- and the arresting officers sion to the Appellate Court on
make this happen. tinuation of those gains that asked him if he was willing this subject sends a clear mes-
Contract Negotiations this dues increase will ensure. to submit to a breathalyzer sage. If any member finds
Although discussions on Breathalyzer and test. The off-duty officer themselves in this position, we
many issues had slowed due to Garrity Update refused and accordingly was recommend that you continue
the efforts that went into reach- On Monday, November processed as a “refusal” per to contact the Lodge.
ing an agreement on the sev- 11th, the State Appellate the statute. At that point a
On behalf of myself and the
eral work schedules that are Court ruled that prosecutors sergeant from IAD arrived,
entire Board of Directors, not
being piloted in January, there can use, in criminal proceed- identified himself and pre-
to mention the strength of the
have been a couple of key Core ings, the results of a police sented the off-duty officer
union, the Support Staff, we
Group Committee meetings officer’s breathalyzer test that with the standard adminis-
wish you a Healthy, Happy
with the City. At these meet- were obtained administra- trative proceedings rights
and Prosperous Holiday
ings, not only was the progress tively (by IAD). The court and notification of charges.
Season and please take the
of the talks evaluated but is- reasoned that such results are As you are aware, included
opportunity to spend the most
sues that are considered finan- non-testimonial; therefore in those rights is the lan-
precious commodity of time
cial in nature were addressed. breathalyzer results are not guage, “any admission or
with your family and friends.
December 2008 Page 3
First Vice-President’s Report, By Bill Dougherty
Slips And Falls and the parking lot presented not submitted within 30 days medical treatment. In addition
Are They IOD’s? a “neutral risk” to the officer. you won’t be able to make to the letter, a questionnaire
The Lodge has enjoyed That is, there was nothing the change until the next requesting certain information
much success arbitrating IOD unusual or defective about open enrollment period. regarding the accident such as:
grievances over the past six the curb or the parking lot. Subrogation • Whether or not you have
years. However, there is one The arbitrator also took note Whenever medical treat- retained an attorney to sue.
particular kind of IOD that has of the fact that, by walking to ment resulting from an acci- • If an insurance company
always caused a lot of grief, the blood bank, the officer dent is submitted to Blue of another party is responsible
and grievances. It is the “slip was not performing a task Cross/ Blue Shield for pay- for payment.
and fall” accident. that she was obligated to per- ment from a medical pro- • Whether there is any other
The City’s Committee on form by virtue of her employ- vider, it prompts a letter to means of recovery.
Finance evaluates all IOD ment as a police officer. For the officer from the law firm This questionnaire must be
cases and either approves or these reasons, the arbitrator of Coughlin, Kukankos and filled out and returned or pay-
denies them. Historically, the concluded that the injury did Cook. This letter serves as ment of benefits may be with-
City denies nearly all slip and not “arise out of” the officer’s notification from the City held.
fall IODs. Inevitably, the employment. However, the that they are invoking subro-
Lodge files a grievance. Slip arbitration award does make gation rights. This means Jessica and I would like to
and fall cases are our most it clear that slip and fall IODs that the City can recover any wish the membership a Happy,
common IOD grievances, the are compensable as IOD as monies that they paid for Healthy Holiday Season.
Lodge has attempted to push long as the officer presents
one of these cases to arbitration evidence to show that she
for the past six years in order was exposed to a risk of in- 10-1 10-1 10-1
to resolve the issue. Each time jury that is greater than that
a slip and fall grievance got to which the public is ex- PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT ONE OF OUR
close to being arbitrated, the posed. OWN
City would grant the grievance Though we would have Officer Johnace “Jan” Lewis
and the injury would be con- liked to win the case, the Telecommunications Unit/175
sidered an IOD. Lodge is nevertheless pleased
That changed earlier this by the result. We believe that Jan and her family experienced a catastrophic
year when the City actually did it helps clarify the kinds of loss in a fire on 20 November 2008
arbitrate a slip and fall. In that slip and fall incidents that are
case, an officer was injured compensable as IOD versus BENEFIT
when she stepped off a curb in those that are not. Hopefully, Friday, 16 January 2009
a District parking lot on the the City will take note and
way to a mobile blood bank to there will be fewer griev- FOP Hall
donate blood. The officer ad- ances as a result. 1412 W. Washington Blvd
mitted that there was no defect Notify BMO Of Any
in the parking lot or curb. The Status Change Donations are also being accepted at:
fall was what the law refers to If you are getting married, Chicago Patrolman’s Federal Credit Union
as an “unexplained” fall. For- divorced, adopting a child or 1359 W. Washington Blvd.
tunately the officer was not experiencing the birth of a Chicago, Il 60607
badly injured and was only off child, keep in mind that you Attn:” Jonace-Jan-Lewis Fund”
work for a couple of weeks; no must notify the Benefits
surgery or broken bones. Management Office of this.
The arbitration result in the You have 30 days from the
officer’s case was both good date of the family status General Meeting Notice
news and bad news. The good change to notify the BMO.
news is that the Lodge got a To change your benefits as a
written award stating that slip result of a family status The next General Meeting is scheduled
and fall injuries are generally change, you must submit a for Tuesday, 16 December 2008 at Noon
compensable as IODs. The completed enrollment form
bad news was that this particu- and provide proper documen-
lar slip and fall was not one of tation. If your enrollment There will be a Turkey Raffle at this
them. The arbitrator held that, form indicating your request meeting and all members are invited.
in this particular case, the curb for a change in coverage is
December 2008 Page 4
2nd Vice-President’s Report, By Frank DiMaria
Parole Hearings tentionally kill the police I would like to personally of suicide and general feel-
The Illinois Prisoner Re- officer but fired a handgun thank the 25 police officers, ings of hopelessness. The
view Board held En Banc into a crowded street where members of the States Attor- Employee Assistance Pro-
Hearings on 30 October 08 in other persons and coinciden- neys’ office and the represen- gram (EAP) is available to
the Capitol Building in Spring- tally uniformed Chicago Po- tative of the Police Memorial members of the Chicago Po-
field to hear the cases to con- lice Officers were quelling a Foundation who made the lice Department (active and
sider parole for the convicted gang disturbance which PO trip to support our Fallen retired) and their families.
murderer’s of PO Kenneth Terry Loftus had on-viewed Heroes. I would also like to The services of the EAP in-
Kaner, PO Anthony Rizzato, off-duty and was assisting. express my sincere admira- clude Professional Counsel-
Sgt. James Severin and PO The Prisoner Review Board tion and respect to the family ing Service, Alcohol and
Terrence Loftus. went into executive session members of these slain Police Substance Abuse Unit and
The Memorial Foundation and we had to leave the room Officers who must endure the Peer Support Program.
supplied a bus, which trans- so they could discuss the mat- these hearings sometimes The services of the EAP are
ported 25 police officers in- ter privately without us yearly, reliving that terrible free and confidential to those
cluding myself from Headquar- watching or hearing what was day from the past when their that use them. Just remember
ters to Springfield to attend said. They remained in ex- world changed forever. that you are not alone during
these hearings. We arrived at ecutive session for at least WE WILL NEVER FOR- a difficult time you are ex-
the Capitol just before 0800 hrs 15-20 minutes and then GET! periencing that there is some-
and we were admitted into the called us back. We sat and Employee Assistance one willing to listen. The
gallery which held the hear- listened as the members of Program (EAP) EAP can be contacted at 312
ings. The case to consider the the board cast their votes, 6 - The Holiday Season is 743-0378 at their new loca-
release of PO Kenneth Kaner’s 5. The motion failed and this quickly approaching us and tion 1759 W. Adams.
murderer was held first with a gang banging murderer was with these festive times may
presentation of the evidence denied parole by 1 vote. also cause some persons to I would like to take this time
which was heard at the two ONE VOTE! become depressed. During and wish all of our members
hearings and a vote was taken. Every police officer at- this time alcohol related and their families a Happy,
He was denied parole. tending this parole hearing problems arise, higher rates Healthy and Safe Holiday
The next case heard was for received a serious civic les- Season.
the release of the murderer of son regarding these hearings
PO Rizatto & Sgt. Severin with because it is inconceivable Drifter MMA & UMMA Combat Present
a summarization of the two that a responsible thinking
hearings. Again, parole was civically appointed body after BATTLE OF THE SHIELDS
denied for this murderer also being presented with the facts
with a continuation to place of this incident would con- CHICAGO
further parole hearings on the sider returning a murdering Chicago’s Annual Battle of the Shields
same set as his co-defendant in gang member to the streets of Ultimate Caged Combat Championships
these brutal murderers. Chicago during these violent
The last case called was for times we are experiencing. The toughest and the most skilled Amateur Mixed Martial Art-
the murderer of PO Terry Apparently the Illinois Pris- ists from Illinois Police and Fire Departments clash in the Cage
Loftus. Also attending this oner Review Board is not for combat supremacy in Chicago’s Annual Battle of the
hearing were members of the seeing the facts clearly and Shields. $25,000 to be raised for local
inmate’s family and a group of for whatever their reasoning Police and Fire Charitable Organizations.
activists who supported the would consider release of this
release of this murderer. A murderer. January 24, 2009
summarization of the facts, We will continue to battle Doors open at 1630 hours
along with the additional evi- the efforts to consider release First bout 2000 hours
dence which was supplied by of this murderer as well as
the Cook County States Attor- the other convicted cop kill-
ney’s Office and CPD Gang ers with the petition drives, Aragon Entertainment Center
letter writing and appearing 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.
Intelligence. The evidence
at the hearings to make our Chicago, Illinois
presented disproved claims by
this murderer and his support- objections known and heard
ers after the trial at subsequent that no cop killer should be Men in uniform, please contact us at email@example.com
released before their lawful to register for tryouts or for more information.
parole hearings who claim that
sentence is served. Tickets on sale now.
this gang member did not in-
December 2008 Page 5
Ho Ho Hoody & The Dutch Act, By Father Tom Nangle
The holidays are here. They large envelope and drove to storm/impulse. After my a holiday- eggnog- fir tree-
follow election time. The tim- the lakefront and parked. He double latte caramel grande fireplace story, but it’s true.
ing is bad and we can’t catch a took the photos of his kids macchiato ($24.95) was gone It’s from one of our own. It’s
break from the promises and and fanned them between the and his coffee had gotten about a life that prevailed over
pressure. People acted like fingers of his left hand; in his cold, I sat in awe at the story. pain and distortion. And it’s
fools a bit more than usual on right hand was his .45. The I put the suicide notes back all about the incredible resil-
Black Friday and disgusting suicide notes were on the in the envelope and slid it ience of the human heart.
human behavior is shared im- passenger side seat so they across the table. I fought Respectfully,
mediately via TV and internet. wouldn’t get messed up, the back the impulse to talk Fr. Thomas Nangle
Guaranteed some religious ironic, distorted ‘thought- about an angel in a hoody Chaplain, CPD
institution will have a small fulness’ of the suicidal mind. because angels usually don’t 312-738-7588
statue of Jesus stolen from He looked at the kids and carry .9mm’s, but our man
their manger scene by some wept; he raised the big gun didn’t censor himself. He INFO FOR THE
drunken fool (ever hear of bal- and put it to his head. He wondered if God had gotten POLICE:
ing wire or duct tape?), or sobbed so hard that he put the him through that moment. So -By the time you read this,
some church will have their gun down for a few seconds. did I. The Great, Generous your Police Chaplains Minis-
clothing, toy or food collec- Then he looked at the kids’ Comedian seems to pull gen- try will have hosted almost
tions heisted (ever hear of pad- pictures one more time, took erous loving jokes on us, and 160 Gold Star Families/guests
lock and key?) and there will a big breath, and raised the we often miss it. Whatever at The Drake Hotel for our
be some thoughtless media .45 to his temple. That’s the explanation, the bottom annual holiday dinner. We
attention to these moments, as when he saw the guy walk line is our man got past the want them to know they’re not
if they’d never been heard of toward the left front fender of terrible irrevocable moment forgotten. We are the only
before. Then the statue will be his car, look around quickly, and did a one hundred eighty department in the USA that
found, and the stolen food- pull up his hoody and put his degree turn-around in an does this (that I know of) and
toys-clothing will be doubled hand in his sweatshirt pocket. instant, thanks to hoody- your donations make it hap-
by some good hearted person. Our man went from suicidal man. He’s figuring things out pen. We will also have sent
And the holidays grind on. to the Real Police in a nano- now with the help of a fine almost 50 high quality care
Sometimes we’re in the mood second. The would-be bad counselor. He knows he’s packages to CPD personnel in
for them, sometimes we’re not. guy approached the driver’s not trapped or hopeless. And Iraq-Afghanistan, thanks to
But if we are in any kind of side window, stared at the .45 he told me I could tell his your support. If you’d like to
personal battle, the holidays pipe looking at him, and he true story to anyone who’d make a tax deductible dona-
will add to the discomfort. too changed his evening’s listen. tion, we’d be grateful if you’d
There’s no pain that ‘Silent plan. He retreated to his This story could only send it to: Police Chaplains
Night’ cannot make worse. buddy’s car and got in; our happen in the police lane of Ministry, 1140 W. Jackson
That’s pretty much how the man, in no mood for police life, with its unusual mixture Blvd, Chicago IL 60607.
policeman felt when he de- work, started his car and of heroism and horror, good Thank you, and happy holi-
cided on the Dutch Act. drove off, and the bad guys and evil, humor, incongruity days to you.
followed. They played a brief and intensity. It’s not exactly
He had problems in his life. game of bluff and bluster
To me, they seemed very nor- before they peeled off LSD Retirement Celebration Honoring
mal and resolvable. But he felt near McCormick Place. Our
helpless, hopeless and trapped. man continued to his part- Sgt. Robert “Rocky” Nowaczyk
His own mind became his ner’s house, where he’d been • 31 Years of Service With The
worst enemy. He jumped into staying. We met for coffee Illinois State Police
the future and saw himself los- the next morning. • Illinois National Trustee
ing the job, his pension and his I wish you could have • National FOP Easter Seals Chairman
family. He saw arrest, humilia- heard him describe the eve-
Friday, 9 January 2009
tion, and being gang-raped in ning. The language was street
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
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December 2008 Page 6
Third Vice President’s Report, By Greg Bella
It Never Ends anything to do with the case. will see just how important plan in place. That causes
The State solved all the The poor desk detective or candy bars and pop are to a the rumor mill to run wild
problems when they passed review detective who hears convict. and everyone on the gang
videotaped interrogation leg- the knock on the door and Manpower teams is wondering what
islation, or so they thought. takes the suspect to the bath- The outlook is bleak on hours they will work and for
This would be the end of tor- room is now being accused of manpower. The City has said that matter where they will
ture allegations because the abuse. These allegations are they will stop hiring next year be working. We can only
suspect would be video taped so preposterous that after all and the Department is creating hope that an order comes out
the entire time he is in cus- the testimony is done and the new units without an influx of in enough time so that offi-
tody. What would happen motion is denied, the criminal bodies. This means that every cers can evaluate the new
though when the suspect had should now be charged with officer, detective, E.T., forensic unit and decide if it’s right
to use the bathroom? It ap- perjury. investigator or supervisor who for them.
pears this inevitability was not I know that a criminal retires, will not be replaced. The problem will not be
contemplated. charged with murder has Everyone knows what that rectified until we hit rock
The criminals and their nothing to lose by making means, more work on less peo- bottom and the public outcry
lawyers have come up with a these outlandish accusations, ple. There will be no time to is so great that the only solu-
new scheme. They are filing but maybe the courts could work on crime prevention, only tion will be change.
motions that their clients are think outside the box. If the time for report taking. Once
being abused by the detectives court finds that the criminal again, the public loses. On behalf of Kathy Moore
while inside the bathrooms, committed perjury he forfeits What the Department fails to and myself, we wish
hence outside any camera’s commissary for his entire understand is how much anxi- everyone a happy and
view. The problem is that the sentence even if it is a life ety that they create by announc- healthy holiday season!
accused detectives don’t have sentence. I bet the system ing a new gang unit without a
Upcoming Arbitrations, By Tim Fallon
Overtime Opportunities primary reason for the new cluding 2,000 of our members If an Officer is given an
For this year’s Chicago policy is to save money. The from overtime opportunities order to call in on his/her
Marathon the Department Department also states that simply because they worked day off to determine if the
instituted a new policy. In the since days off are not being hard, studied, passed exams, day off has been cancelled,
past, the Department would cancelled Section 23.6 does and were promoted, is an arbi- and the Officer does not call
cancel days off to ensure po- not apply to the marathon. trary use of management rights. in the Officer is subject to
lice coverage for the mara- The Department has also in- We will be going to arbitration discipline. If the Officer
thon. Additionally, officers stituted this policy for over- on this matter in February. calls in and is told their day
would be allowed to work the time opportunities pertaining Election Day Stand-By off is cancelled, and the Of-
marathon for time and one to President-Elect Obama’s On Election Day, November ficer then does not report for
half if the marathon was held house, at the Federal Building 4th, various units ordered Offi- work the Officer is also sub-
on the officer’s regular day for the transition team, and in cers that were scheduled RDO ject to discipline. Therefore
off. This program has been Washington D.C. for the in- on November 5th, D.O.G. 6/7, Officers that were RDO on
regulated by Section 23.6 auguration. to call in to determine if their November 5th D.O.G. 6/7
Overtime for Pre-Planned All Officers covered by day off was going to be can- were not able to come and
Events. Section 23.6 states, the Collective Bargaining celled. We believe this order go as they please, and should
“the following procedures will Agreement are still able to from the Department is covered qualify for Stand-By pay.
apply in case of events which work Special Employment at by Section 20.8 Stand-By, This matter was arbitrated
will require the cancellation C.T.A., C.H.A., and the air- which states, “Where the em- once before as a result of the
of days off and for which the ports. These rights are cov- ployer requires an Officer to 1998 Bulls Championships.
Department has received a ered under Article 16 Secon- remain on standby, available for The facts of that case were,
minimum of 21 days’ prior dary Employment and Spe- work, and the officer is not able Commander Bartik of Youth
notice.” cial Employment. The De- to come and go as he or she Division issued a directive
The new Department pol- partment’s new policy does pleases, such time shall be paid on June, 12 1998, that stated,
icy for the marathon and other not affect any Special Em- as time worked”. The Depart- “1st watch personnel who are
overtime opportunities is to ployment. ment’s position is that this order regular day off on a day fol-
limit the overtime opportuni- We can understand the does not qualify for Stand-By, lowing a Bulls Champion-
ties to just Police Officers Department trying to save and denied to pay the affected ship game shall call their
paid at D1. The Department’s money, but we feel that ex- Officers for November 5th. (Continued on page 9)
December 2008 Page 7
It’s A Wonderful Life, By Rich Aguilar, Trustee/Field Representative
Christmas is approaching took many of the things that he Correction! In the November Newsletter, listed in the July
and either this year or in years did for her for granted. Not big Retirees, Retired Officer Roland Woo was named Ronald
past most, if not all, of you things mind you, but small Woo. Apologies, Roland!
have seen or will see this clas- things like changing the oil, August 2008 Retirees
sic movie. It’s the story of jumping a dead battery, light- Name Rank Dist. Yrs
George Bailey and how things ing the pilot on the furnace on Argentino, Kathleen Sergeant 140 27
would have changed if he had that first cold day or balancing Baxter, William C. Officer 020 23
Booker, Jeffrey Officer 002 18
never been born. the checkbook. Brown, Derrick A. Officer 171 23
Gibson, James J. Officer 001 17
Did you ever stop to think This Christmas why not Grzemski, Daniel K. Forensic Inv. 177 26
of the daily impact that you give a gift that keeps on giving. Judon, Tyrone Officer 001 22
Kaplan, Richard Officer DPR 36
have on people’s lives in even Take some time to teach a fam- Kinnavy, Barbara A. Officer 013 15
the smallest way? I ask this ily member some small thing Laskero, Joseph Detective 640 38
because I had the opportunity that they currently do not know McCarthy, Dennis M. Officer 012 38
to speak with one Gold Star how to do. They may never Netecke, Linda J. Officer 601 22
O’Connor, Thomas M. Detective 642 41
Family member after Det. Joe take the time to thank you, but Quarles, Gladys M. Officer 142 20
Airhart’s funeral service. She they will always remember the Scanlan, Kathleen E. Lieutenant 021 21
spoke of her husband who time that you spent with them. Scanlan, Patrick W. Sergeant 142 31
was no longer with us. She Silva, Mario D. Officer 004 30
Siudut, Walter R. Officer 025 38
related that although he has Have A Safe And Merry Szparkowski, Debra J. Officer 079 22
been gone for several years Christmas.
she still feels the effects of his September 2008 Retirees
departure. He, like most of us, Name Rank Dist. Yrs
Acevez, Clemente R. Officer 001 32
Banks, James M. Officer 004 38
Recording Secretary’s Report, Chuich, George Officer 171 39
Espinosa, Gilberto Officer 023 23
By Sidney Davis Hill, Daron A. Officer 001 22
Jones, Lester Officer 151 22
Merry Christmas benefit someone less fortunate. Limon, Frank Chief 188 31
Lyons, Gerald F. Officer 004 41
It’s the time of the year Play Santa this year to a child Neal, Roland Officer 701 27
when children’s eyes are from a letter (Post Office) and Panagas, Peter G. Officer 004 37
aglow and twinkling with discover what a magical feel- Pritchett, Rita L. Officer 701 31
magical visions of toys and ing derived from helping a Schmitz, Nicholas P. Officer 016 40
Spina, Karen M. Officer 025 27
gifts under the Christmas tree. needy family. Ve Sota, Jr., Vito V. Officer 022 32
Do you remember how Sell or Carry Over
Christmas time made you feel Members will soon think
many, many years ago? For about either selling or carrying tional BFD day, will receive For example, if you carry
some families this Christmas over Personal Days and Baby the additional day on your over 4 P-days or 4 BFD days
will not be as blessed as some Furlough Days. The amount of anniversary date. from 2007 to 2008, you must
in the past. We as police offi- time you have on the job deter- At the end of the year, you use the carried over days by
cers have a good job that pays mines how many Baby Fur- may sell back all of your December 31, 2008 or you
a decent salary, combine it lough Days, (BFDs) and Per- BFD days or you may carry will lose them.
with special employment and sonal Days, (P-Days) you will over 4 BFD days and sell 2009 Holiday Event
other odd jobs we may find, receive. two. Calendar
Christmas for us should be 15 years or more; 6 BFDs Probationary Police Offi- The completed 2009 HEC
OK. 10 but less then 15; 5 BFDs cers completing the 12th should be ready for print
The Chicago Post Office 5 but less then 10; 4 BFDs months of probation this around mid December, a
each year has a program 1 but less then 5; 3 BFDs month will receive 4 personal partial calendar (holidays
where one could acquire a Probationary Police Offi- days. Rate of pay for sell and special events) was sent
letter written from a child cers receive 3 BFDs days the back is computed as of April out a couple of weeks ago to
asking Santa Claus for a warm day they complete 12 months 1 st the following year. assist members in furlough
coat and a toy. It’s a very of probation. Checks are also received on scheduling.
heart warming experience Officers who have an anni- or around April 1st. P-days or
when one donates their time, versary date during the year, BFD days cannot be carried
talent, and treasures that will which entitles you to an addi- over for more then 1 year.
A Time To Look Forward, Compliments of Rabbi Moshe Wolf
As the year comes to a learn the importance of lov- responsibility, and in life it is back to make a new begin-
close, we take a moment to ing and championing our- okay if you have to say "No". ning, but we can start today
reflect. There have been good selves and in the process a We look in the mirror and to make a new ending".
times and laughter, hard sense of new found confi- come to terms with the fact that
times, challenges, and tears. dence is born of self- we may never be a size 5 or a On behalf of ALL your
But here we are; thank G-d approval. We stop complain- perfect 10 or as in my case, it is Chaplains, best wishes and
we made it. We enjoyed ing and blaming other people okay not to have a full head of best of blessings to you and
G-d's blessings and at times for the things they did to us hair, (or in plain English, bald). your loved ones in this Holi-
we were shown more than we (or didn't do for us) and we We come to the realization day Season.
can understand. So let us take learn that the only thing we that we deserve to be treated
a moment to reflect and medi- can really count on is the with love, kindness, sensitivity Compliments of your Police
tate......"A Time to Look For- unexpected. We learn that and respect and we won't settle Chaplain Rabbi Moshe Wolf
ward"... people don't always say what for less, and that's okay. We 773-463-4780 or e-mail:
they mean or mean what they learn that for the most part, in firstname.lastname@example.org
A time comes in our lives say. That not everyone will life you get what you believe
when we finally get it... always be there for us and you deserve and that much of
When in the midst of all our that life is not always about life truly is a self-fulfilling Deceased Brothers
fears and insanity we stop 'me'. So, we learn to stand on prophecy. We learn that any- & Sisters
dead in our tracks and some- our own and to take care of thing worth achieving is worth
Nelson N. Patterson, Age 82
where the voice inside our ourselves and in the process a working for and that wishing
head cries out - ENOUGH! sense of safety & security is for something to happen is dif- Jethell Ellison, Age 60
Enough fighting and crying or born of self-reliance. ferent from working toward George L. Gannon, Age 77
struggling to hold on. We stop judging and making it happen. You also Frederick F. Allen, Jr., Age 74
Like a child quieting down pointing fingers and we begin learn that no one can do it all Michael A. Stather, Age 67
after a blind tantrum, our sobs to accept people as they are. alone and that it's OK to risk Cliff T. Neimy, Age 87
begin to subside, we shudder To overlook their shortcom- asking for help. David D. Smith, Age 55
once or twice, we blink back ings and human frailties and We learn that the only thing Robert B. Galloway, Age 66
our tears and through a mantle in the process a sense of you must truly fear is the great William J. Hayes, Age 82
of wet lashes we begin to look peace & contentment is born robber baron of all time...FEAR
Harrison Mailey, Age 64
at the world through new of forgiveness. We begin to itself. Remember also, that life
Barry N. Hawkins, Age 66
eyes. This is our awakening. sift through all that we have isn't always fair; we don't al-
Frank J. Kosinski, Age 67
We realize that it's time to been fed, about how we ways get what we think we de-
stop hoping and waiting for should behave, how we serve and that sometimes bad Raymond H. Johnson, Age 66
something to change or for should look, and how much things happen to unsuspecting, Leonard F. Labuda, Age 84
happiness, safety and security we should weigh. What we good people. We learn that G-d Paul Caley, Age 76
to come galloping over the should wear and how and is NOT punishing us or failing Joseph Airhart, Jr., Age 53
next horizon. We come to where we should live and to answer our prayers. It's just
terms with the fact that "he is what we should do for a liv- in life things happen that we
not Prince Charming and you ing. Whom we should marry just don't understand.
are not Cinderella" or visa and what we should expect of Slowly, we begin to take
versa. That in the real world a marriage, and the impor- responsibility for ourselves by
there aren't always fairytale tance of having and raising ourselves and we make our-
endings (or beginnings for children. selves a promise, to never be-
that matter) and that any guar- We learn to open up to tray ourselves. And we make it
antee of "happily ever after" new worlds and different a point to keep smiling, to keep
must begin with us and in the points of view. We learn the trusting, and to stay open to
process a sense of serenity is difference between wanting every wonderful possibility.
born of acceptance. and needing, and that it is Finally, with courage in our
We awaken to the fact that truly in giving that we re- hearts and with G-d by our side
we are not perfect and that not ceive. we take a stand, we take a deep
everyone will always love, We learn that we don't breath and we begin to live to-
appreciate or approve of who know everything. It's not our day, the first day of the rest of
or what we are, and that's OK. job to save the world, just to our lives, to it's fullest.
(They are entitled to their own give it our best. We learn to Remember the famous
views and opinions.) We distinguish between guilt and quote, "We can't turn the clock
December 2008 Page 9
Disability Report & Veterans’ Corner, By Carlos ‘Sal’ Saladino
Disability Report cers at no cost if you were to James Balcer. Family members ~ PO James A. Robinson Jr.
The best of health from the die. All it takes is a simple were present and a luncheon ~ Commander James M.
Disability Committee. We phone call to check and make was served. Roussell ~ PO Steven A.
are available for calls at the sure that they have the proper Sabatino ~ PO Luis H.
FOP office Monday through information. There are only Those honored represented the Saldana ~ PO Joseph L.
Friday. Click on the Disabil- two carriers. 1) Prudential United States Army, Marine, Sanders Sr. ~ ET Matthew
ity Page link on the FOP web Group Life #344004, phone Navy, Air Force, and National Savage ~ Sgt Peter E. Sodini
site, www.chicagofop.org, for 1-800-778-3827 or 2) Bank- Guard. The FOP thanks the II ~ PO Scott W. Storr ~ PO
beneficial information. Feel ers Life Extended Group Life following who have returned to Esmelida Torres ~ PO
free to e-mail me at csala- on Total Disability Policy the CPD after their dedicated Esteban Trujillo ~ PO James
email@example.com. #1802, phone 1-800-521- service: Det. Jeffrey S. Aldrich L. Tucker ~ PO Gregory
5542. Take a little time to ~ PO Brian L. Bardsley Jr. ~ Williams ~ PO Lucas A.
October Pension Meeting – check so your loved ones PO Kevin Beatovic ~ PO Juan Wise ~ PO Darren A. Wright
Advocates present: 1st VP Bill won’t have to. Cabrales ~ PO Scott Carter ~ ~ PO Stefan W. Zajczenko ~
Dougherty, Det. Steve PO Veronica Coffee ~ Det. PO Andres Zayas Jr.
Schorsch, Det. Mark Howe, Veterans’ Corner Gerald Cruz ~ PO Rockwell R. Those officers still serv-
PO Mike Shields and myself. Operation Enduring/Iraqi Del Mundo ~ PPO John Fol- ing overseas are always in
One appointed trustee absent. Freedom – Our thoughts and liard ~ PO Kevin Gibbons ~ PO our thoughts.
Disability Claims: Duty – 1 prayers go to the CPD mem- Katrina B. Grey ~ PO Michael
granted at 75%, 1 granted at bers who are actively serving L. Henderson ~ PO Paul G. The Winds and Words of
50%. Ordinary – 1 granted, 1 our country in the military. Hernandez ~ PO Joel P. Holler War - WWI posters and
granted without prejudice. ~ PO Steven H. Kapanke ~ ET prints exhibit at Harold
Three continued by officers. CPD Military Deployment Dominick J. Kearns ~ Det. Washington Library through
Awards - On November 18 a Kenneth G. Krupowicz II ~ January 11, 2009.
Death Benefits – As of last ceremony was held at Navy PPO James S. Kurth II ~ PO
month’s article there were Pier Grand Ballroom by the Louis M. Luna ~ PO Bert A. “Let him who desires peace
two deaths of disabled offi- Chicago Police Department Major ~ PO Joseph E. Martis ~ prepare for war.” ~
cers and their beneficiaries to honor our police officers PO Jay Masey ~ PPO Sean T. Vegetius 375 A.D.
had a terrible time locating serving our country with the McDermott II ~ PPO Jorge
who holds the policy for the Military Deployment Award. Mendez ~ PO James E. Moore Airborne Sal
$25,000 life insurance policy. Awards were presented by ~ PO Reece A. Murry ~ PPO
The City of Chicago covers Mayor Daley, Superintendent Oscar Navarro ~ Det. Joseph C.
all active and disabled offi- Jody Weis, and Alderman O’Carroll ~ PO Dimitri Roberts
Upcoming Arbitrations Continued...
(Continued from page 6) compensated for the time work and could not come and the limitations incurred on
unit of assignment between worked in accordance with go as they chose during the that day by an order to call in
2300 and 2330 hours on the the contract. period of time claimed under to determine your duty
day of a championship game Youth Officers testified Section 20.8”. The arbitrator status. If the arbitrator be-
to determine their duty that they had to alter their also states “there is no evidence lieved Section 20.8 does not
status.” usual day off schedule and that the Grievants were ready to apply to the time before your
The Bulls did not win the activities in anticipation of accept an assignment during the tour of duty, then Section
championship game on June reporting for duty. Besides Bulls’ games on the dates in 20.8 must apply to your ac-
12th. Officers called in to altering their regular day off question not was there a show- tual day off.
their unit, as directed, and schedule the Officers also ing that the Department actually
were told that regular days off had to change their sleep rou- or constructively restricted the Merry Christmas and Happy
had not been cancelled for 1st tines, in anticipation of re- Officers’ ability to come and go New Year from Catharine
watch Youth Officers. On porting for duty. as they pleased prior to the start and myself.
June 14, 1998 the Bulls won The arbitrator denied the of their shifts.”
the championship series. The grievance, stating in part, In his ruling the arbitrator is
regular day off for 1st watch “there has been no satisfac- focused on the time prior to the
Youth Officers was cancelled tory showing that the 1st Officers reporting for duty. We
on June 15th. Youth Officers watch Youth Officers were contend that the Stand-By ap-
who reported for duty were required to be available for plies to your actual day off, and
December 2008 Page 10
Fitness For... “Our Finest”, By Coach Joe Cullen
The Holidays are here & your newsletter in 2009; Look exercising in December, which dog/puppy for the family or a
it’s the End of the Year!.... & Feel Fine for 2009, Exercise improves your spirit, and re- fish aquarium? Animals can
and I hope you all had a Routines, Lowering Choles- lieves the holiday stress. Other do wonders for lowering
wonderful Thanksgiving. I’d terol, How to Stop Smoking, healthy tips may be to turn off blood pressure, and adding
like to say Thank You All Keeping the Weight off, Youth that TV this month (especially some enjoyment. I can also
very much for reading my Fitness Programs, Stretching that brainwashing negative provide you with other ideas,
monthly column in 2008, routines & much more!! news), and just turn-on that just contact me.
and for all the positive feed- Since my aim is always to great music! Also, given that
back. I am looking forward provide advice on both physi- we all have tighter budgets this So everyone, enjoy your holi-
to 2009, and providing the cal & mental health, let me year, sending out holidays days, and Get excited for
Chicago Police family with offer some tips for reducing cards with a nice, sincere note 2009 – Your Year to Look &
more coaching towards lead- the holiday stress, now that may be more practical & Feel Fine!
ing a more energized, health- both Hanukah and Christmas meaningful this year, rather
ier & happier quality of life. are upon us. First of all, it’s than spending money (many Tip of The Month:
It’s a rewarding experience the month of the year, where don’t have) on gifts. There is The key to staying committed
for me, and I’m proud to lets’ face it, you should expect way too much commercialism to an exercise program is
contribute to the best police to gain a couple of pounds, and pressure to spend money accountability & discipline.
organization in the USA. and don’t fight this, rather and that’s very unhealthy & Think about getting an afford-
In 2009, I encourage you expect it, and give yourself a causes stress. able Phone Coach to keep you
all to contact me anytime for break. I know I do. It’s a time Give the Gift of Health. motivated or perhaps form a
advice and to suggest topics when we are more focused on Some affordable ideas can be; neighborhood fitness club,
you’d like to hear about. I our family and friends and a subscription for an exercise which can all be a fraction of
can also share with you some sharing good food and yes, magazine, exercise videos, the cost of a Health Club.
very affordable ways to get some responsible drinking at buying a gift certificate for an
yourself in better shape, such parties. So enjoy, in modera- exercise class, a visit to a Nu- Happy Holidays, and if you
as exercising with a Phone tion, and we’ll work it off trionist, running shoes, dumb- have any questions or sug-
Coach, exercising at home again, starting in January. bells for home, a pre-owned gested topics, feel free to call
and on-the-job. Some of the Well, of course, I’ll highly treadmill or elliptical machine. me on my cell, 312-972-2828
topics I have planned for recommend you keep up your What about a rescue or at the office, 773-857-
State Lodge Report, By Darrin Bourret, State Trustee, District 1
On behalf of the State Illinois was held on October and his family in your but also remember officers
Lodge, I would like to take 26th. Special thanks go out to thoughts and prayers. who are less fortunate and
this opportunity to wish all PO John Pagan for planning Stay safe this holiday sea- may need assistance.
the members of Lodge 7 and this wonderful event. The son and enjoy your families
their families a safe and Nathaniel Taylor family was at
happy holiday. the Mass, which was dedicated The Chicago Police Association of Nevada Proudly
This season, why not give to all of our fallen Police Offi- Announces….
the ultimate Christmas gift; a cers and Firefighters. State
2008 Harley Davidson mo- Lodge First Vice President
torcycle, limited law en- Patrick Duckhorn also at- The Return of the Annual
forcement edition. The State tended along with Chicago Law Enforcement Reunion!
Lodge is raffling off this Firefighters and several mem-
beautiful motorcycle for only bers of the southwest suburban June 7th through June 10th, 2009
$50.00 on December 11, police and fire departments.
2008. Tickets are still avail- Thanks to Rev. John P. Chrzan
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
able; please contact myself and Commander Graber for
(312-745-4388) or you can their help and to all for attend- Las Vegas, Nevada
stop by the FOP Gift Shop ing this successful event!
located at 1412 W. Washing- Finally, we recently lost Reception, Golf Outing, Shows, Dinner Dance and More
ton. Detective Joseph Airhart, Jr.,
To make reservations please call the Orleans at 800-675-3267. Please identify
The Second Annual Po- whose memory and dedication yourself as being with the Chicago Police Association of Nevada or use
lice and Fire Mass of St. will never be forgotten! group code 9CPAC06.
Joseph Church in Summit Please keep Detective Airhart
Please visit the website at www.cpaon.org
December 2008 All FOP Members, Family & Friends Always Welcome! Page 11
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
We Want You & Yours To Have A Great Holiday Season, So We Have Sales Galore!!
Did you know that you can shop online at www.chicagofop.org? Click on the FOP Store.
FREE shipping for all orders over $40 until December 20th. Also, look for our new mini-catalog
Holiday Store Hours: in the Districts and Units with many catalog exclusive items.
Mon-Thurs 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday 8:30 – 4:00
Christmas Eve 9:00—2:00 10% OFF all star pendants & all rings. This sale ends on December 20th.
Store Closed: CPD Patch Bath Mat
December 25, 2008
January 1—3, 2009 Originally Priced at $17.95—Now on sale for only $14.95
Kid Size Caps—25% OFF, brings price to $4.46 each! Glazed PO Figurine—25% OFF, brings price to $25.46 each!
Back in stock in time to stuff a stocking, the CPD Uniformed Teddy Bear, still priced at only $9.95 each
“Copper” Travel Mug—30% OFF, brings price to $6.26 each! On The Rocks, 4-glass set—Was $12.95, On Sale $8.95 each!
Don’t Forget Our FREE Holiday Raffle...FREE Ticket With Any Purchase!!
Enter As Often As You Like! Drawings Everyday Starting December 8th Through
December 24th. FREE Calendar With Any Purchase Over $30
All Vanmark Police Figurines—30% OFF! Sabre Pepper Spray—A Gift They Won’t Forget—$7.95 each
All Police Officer & Wife of Police Officer framed prayer plaques—30% OFF, brings price to $15.36 each!
Flashing Holiday Pins—Was $3.99, Now $2.99, while they last All Novelty Ties—$8.95 each, GREAT gift idea!
New Black Jacket, Fleece Lined—Small—XL—Only $35.95 each!
Navy & White Wind Shirt with diamond plate CPD Design Tee Shirt of the Month:
on front! This is a beautiful item! Small—2XL—$36.95—$38.95 “Bomb Squad”
each. Christmas Special 10% OFF while supplies last. 30% OFF—brings the price to $8.36, 2XL & 3XL slightly higher
Sports Desk Lamp, Bears, Sox, Cubs & Police Too—Was $29.95, now only $24.95 each, while supplies last!
New Mouse Pads With CPD Operations Calendar—In Stock Now For Only $3.95
Holiday Special!! Singing Snowman, Santa, Teddy Bear, & Donkey—Great & Fun Gift Idea! Various prices.
The Entire Staff At The FOP Gift Shop Would Like To Wish Everyone The Best Of
The Season & A Better, Brighter & Happier New Year! Stay Safe
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(Last, First, MI)
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IF NOT, PLEASE CONTACT THE LODGE.
From The Board of Directors
& The Support Staff
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