1 CHICAGO POL CE s THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER (:u:j I.
2 ON THE COVER: Together with hundreds of other Ch ica go police officers, Det. James P. Barry, D.D.A. #2-Gen. Assignment., hits the books at his desk at home, completing the les sons of his home study course. (Cover photo by Victor D. Gironda) CH ICAGO POLICE STAR VOL. v. NO.9 SEPTEMBER Richard J. Daley Mayor O. W. Wilson Superintendent of Police Mel Mawrence Director of Public Information IN THIS ISSUE 2 Guest Editorial: "A Kind Word for Cops" 3 Police Education by Correspondence 6 Academy Classroom Activity 7 Meet Bob McCann, Director of Training 8 Interrelationship: The Chicago Public Scbools 9 The Blue Light: District/Unit News 13 Spanisb Language Classes for Policemen 14 Retirements 16 Memorial Roll, The Police Library 17 Want ads 18 Department Commendations 20 Police News and Notes STAFF: Yaffa Draznin, editor; Jan M. Croucher, as.sistant editor; Ptlmn. Ray T. Talimonchuk, Superintendent's office, liai son. Photos by official Department photographers, Graphic Arts section. Names of unit reporters in "Blue light" section of magazine. Tt-4E CH I C",GO POLICE STAR IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE CHICAGO POL.ICE DEPARTMENT. IT 15 THE OFFICIAL CiE:PARTIro4ENT PUBLICATION, NAILED FREE OF CHARGE TO ACTIVE AND RETIRED MEIto4BERS OF THE DEPARTMENT. AND TO PEAHONS AND DEPARTMENTS IN THE FIELD OF LAW ENFORCEIro4ENT. PERNISSION TO REPRINT ARTICLt:S MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING FROM THE OIRf;CTOR OF PU8L1C INFORNATION. CHICAGO POL.ICE DE,PARTW NT. ADDRESS AL.L. COWNUNICATIONS TO THE CHICAGO POLICE STAR. PUBL.IC IN"-ORNATION DIVISION. CHICAGO POLICE DEPA~TNENT, '12' SOUTH STATE STREET. CHI CAGO, ILLINOIS 6060&. NO ONE IS AUTHORIZED TO SOLICIT OR ACCEPT,.AY. NENT FOR ADVERTISING OR ~OR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THIS PUBL.ICATION. 2 CHICAGO POLlCE STAR A Kind Word for Cops Reprinted from the Chicago Daily News of Monday, Aug. 3, 1964 "ISN'T IT TIME to say a good word about the cops?" demanded Ed Lahey in his column the other day. "For my money they have been the forgotten heroes of the racial disorders in recent weeks." Amen. And we would add : not only forgotten, but when remembered, placed too often in a miserably unfa ir light. The job of the police is to enforce the law and preserve or, when necessary, restore order. And a Harlem- or Rochester-scale riot presents to police the same scale of job that a general alarm fire presents to the fire department. It has to be brought under control promptly or it may get completely out of hand. In the process, there are going to be casualties -quite possibly fatal ones-in the line of duty. When the riot starts-and riots, as any reporter knows, have a grim sameness no matter how or why they start - uniformed policemen become special targets. They have clubs, and pistols which they are enjoined to fire only in the most extreme circumstances. They are outnumbered- hopelessly, except for their training and discipline. Paving stones, jagged halves of bricks, knives, and broken bottles are the opponents' weapons. They fly, often with deadly accuracy, from rooftops, darkened windows and shadowy doorways. Police brutality is the chant and the goad of the riot inciters, and again, any reporter who has covered a police beat knows that cops sometimes are goaded to savagery and sometimes - rarely, but it does happen - need no goading. There are sadists in any group of humans. But mainly when the billies swing it is because rioters have become frenzied and uncontrollable by lesser means, and would maim or kill if they were not brought down. Be it remembered that the police officer's sworn duty is to serve and protect the law-abiding citizen and his property, and in New York, Rochester, yes, and in Chicago this hot summer he has performed that duty faithfully. In a temperate and reasoned editorial last week the Chicago Courier, a weekly Negro newspaper, paid tribute to Chicago's police administration as deserving much of the credit for this city's excellent record of racial peace through a long, steamy July. "When this summer of discontent has passed," Lahey concluded, "it will probably be conceded by most folks that our local police departments have done their job well, not only in New York City and other scenes of rioting, but in the melting pot cities of the North, where interracial relations have fre quently been close to the explosion point." The tribute need not wait for the summer's end. A guest editorial. To the words written here, we say: Amen.
3 Exam-marking time: multiple choice questions and answers makes the grading faster, more accurate, and without bias. PO ICE EDUCATION BY As VOLUNTARY PROGRAMS go, it's the biggest thing that's hit the Department since the introduction of the fur-lined cap. What started out as a single correspondence course in preparation for the detective's exam of July, 1963, has now blossomed into a full scale Extension Program of home study. Already four different home-study courses are being offered in each of the fall, winter and spring quarters of the term, and the program is just beginning to gather up steam! How it All Began In December, 1962, the Detective's Examination was announced. Because some 7,515 patrolmen were eligible for the examination, the Training Division felt that some provision ought to be made, within the Department, to help interested officers prepare for the exam. Since it was virtually impossible to schedule classes at the Academy to accommodate anywhere near that number, the answer seemed evident. A correspondence course had to be devised. The idea was great, but the execution was tricky. First of all, nothing like this had ever been done before, either in the Department,in any police department in the country, or for that matter, in any university or college. (College extension courses were devised to cover only one subject at a time, not an entire study program of nine major areas. ) Secondly, in order that the maximum time be allowed for officers to take the courses before the exam, the course had to be put together in only six weeks. And that's mighty short time considering all the details that had to be taken into consideration. (plea,fie turn 10 page jolfr) CORRESPON ECE COURSE "Open book" course work No class scheduling to meet Fast response to lessons Individual help if requested SEPTEMBF.R
4 Each day, members of the Extension Unit carry in boxes of mail containing the home study lessons. POLICE EDUCATION BY CORRESPONDENCE COURSE (, 01l(il1ll('(1 from page,/tree) Sgt. Jerome Collins was placed in charge of the program. Utilizing the staff of the Training Division's law unit, he supervised the complicated job of organizing the material into lessons. To handle the anticipated enrollment and volume of work (more than 850,000 pieces of paper were printed and processed in connection with this one course), nine light duty men were attached to the extension unit. All the other instructors in the Training Division spent all their unassigned teaching hours on the details of the course. THE RESULT, brought under the wire in the six weeks allotted time, was a 12-week "Detectives' Preparatory Extension Course," organized into 160 lessons, averaging 10 questions a lesson. So in that 12 weeks time, each extension student was expected to complete 13 and 14 lessons a week-and that's asking quite a lot of any student! Because there was so much interest in the detectives' exam, it was expected that the registration would be heavy. Someone made a calculated estimate that it was possible that 1000 applications might come in. In the 21 January 1963 Training Bulletin, the course was announced. Then the deluge came. Registrations began pouring in, and a few weeks "I think this knowledge will stick with me long alter the course is over." 4 CHICAGO P O LICE STAR Tiers of slots containing the lessons and answers line the room in which (I. to r.) light duty Of ficers John Cody, Ray Wells, John Davis, John Dhoghuey and Emmet! McLaughlin work. after the course was announced, enroll ment had to be closed down because of shortage of material and lack of personnel to handle the demand. Four weeks after the course had begun, registration was reopened to take care of other interested applicants. This was a second section of the same course, and contained the same lessons and examination. When the final figures were totaled, even the most optimistic instructor was dumbfounded. A total of 2,893 patrolmen-one out of every three patrolmen in the Department-had applied for the course. Of course, many who enrolled for the program had no idea what to expect, and there was no question that it was much stiffer than many had imagined. The drop-out rate turned out to be very high-and only 602 finally completed the grueling course in the 12 weeks. But the 571 who took the final exam came through with flying colors-97.8% passed! Lessons Learned When the dust settled after the examinations were over, it was clear that the Extension Program had earned a "This course made me knuckle down... I maintain that a sergeant that took this course [Criminal Code Course 63 3] had an edge of' from 5 to 9 questions going for him when he sat down to take the lieutenants exam." With pencil and course book at hand, Officer Cody mans the phone, answering the questions of the students. well-deserved place in the tralolog of police. The response to the Detectives' Preparatory Course indicated that the policemen wanted this training and information. However, improvements were also called for. Even recognizing the "crash program" aspect of the Detectives' Preparation Courses, the high drop out rate of the first course pointed out some of the pitfalls that would have to be avoided if the program was to be successful. I. It was obvious that an attempt was made to cram too much into too little time. Future courses therefore would have to be limited to one field of study at a time. 2. In addition, the courses would have to be designed for more leisurely completion. Requiring an officer to earmark all of his free time for the comp!etion of a correspondence course seemed to penalize him for making the "I enjoyed the course and felt it helped me enormously in the Lieutenant's exam."
5 Final exam time: Officer Willis Boles (at desk) and Ray Wells register a student at the end of the course. Sgt. Jerome Collins, unit commander, pressed every instructor in the Academy to work on the initial courses. dents inquired. Officers could call up by phone or come in person and discuss any problem or question of concern to them. Each man takes his final exam at his own convenience-so exam groups are small but intense. effort to get more knowledge! It seemed much more fair to recognize that other responsibilities had demands on the officer's free time; school work couldn't take all of it. 3. Lessons had to be corrected and returned quickly so that an officer could know his mistakes before continuing on the next lesson. 4. The student had to be able to talk over the graded answers with someone in the unit if he needed to, so he could learn from his mistakes and know why the answers were what they were. All of these improvements were incorporated when plans were made for a full Extension Program. The unit's staff was expanded to 8 light-duty men \ and 1 civilian (in addition to Sgt. Collins), so that papers could be graded, marked, and returned without delay to students. A system of control was set up so that instructors could refer to the answers to every question when stu "I found that it even stimulated other of ficers who were not taking the course. There were discussions of some of the more technical questions." The New Program The Special Training Bulletin of 13 June 1964, announcing the courses for the coming quarter, shows how far the idea has progressed. In fall, four courses are being offered. Three were given last year: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, the Criminal Code of 1961 and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, and Homicide. A new one, Arrest, Search and Seizure, has been added. Each course is designed to cover a period of three months. When a course is successfully completed, the student not only receives a Certificate of Graduation for himself; but an Educational Achievement form is inserted into his personnel jacket as a sign of department recognition. How Successful Is the Program? Is there any proof that police officers are taking to the voluntary correspondence course method? There is no ques "I think that the extension course method of training is the best idea the police de partment ever had. I would like to suggest as a future subject: case reports. This is one of the most important functions of the Patrol Division." tion abou t it. Since the Extension Program started in its present form in December of 1963, over 2,651 students have enrolled in the courses. Of 3 courses that are completed, 980 have received certificates of graduation. The other courses are being completed now. This fall, with registration still open, 829 Chicago police officers have already signed up for the courses. Apparently, the Extension program of the Training Division offers some very attractive features that other courses do not. The courses are not only inexpensive but voluntary (i.e., a man can choose whether he wants to take them or not). They are not only on subjects that interest him but will help him do better on his job in the future. The student can schedule his own time, he doesn't have to worry about class competition from the good talkers and the sharp student types, he can work out questions at his own speed, and he can talk over errors in private with an individual instructor. The combination seems to make sense. The courses are rising in popularity and may yet prove to be the opening of a whole new approach to education in the field of professional law enforcement. * SEPTEMBER
6 se Classes A Su mma ry of Aca demy Cl assroom Activity EDUCAnON IS a never-(lnding process : this is an old saw that many people and professions repeat. But in the Chicago Police Department, we mean it. While the Department knows that classroom instruction can never replace field experience, it also knows that a police officer who supplements his field experience with classroom work is far better equipped than one who depends on street experience alone. A review of the Training Division's 1963 annual report gives just an inkling of how seriously the Department takes this business of continuous officer education. Pre-service training. Before an officer, cadet or crossing guard is put out into the street, he or she undergoes specific training that prepares him for his duties. In 1963, 122 police recruits entered the Academy for a 13-week training course. They came through the Acadcmy in five groups of approximately 25 each. One hundred and sixteen graduated and were assigned into the field. Each of the 61 cadets who joined the Department in 1963 received six weeks of training at the Academy, and 6 CHICAGO POLlCE STAR new crossing guards came in for a 4 hour course in basic fundamentals. Newly-promoted or newly assigned officers also received pre-service training. Thirty-four lieutenants, 86 sergeants, 215 detectives and 5 canine teams underwent the necessary training before undertaking their new duties. In-service training. Officers routinely need refresher courses to keep them abreast of the developments in their specialized fields. In 1963, 3,879 police personnel put in from one day to one week each in these refresher courses. There were 846 investigators, 808 sergeants, 49 school patrol officers, 249 vice officers, 42 canine unit men, 42 men from the marine unit, 343 youth officers, 20 men from the T.U.F. squad, 68 officers who undertook a voluntary judo course review, and 1,412 crossing guards. Special courses for sworn personnel. In addition to the regular in-service training courses, "specialist" training courses were given to sworn personnel. Courses of study were provided for 389 men in 3-wheel motorcycle operation, 20 evidence technicians, 135 commanding officers in a Human Rela,, I 've BEEN INVOLVED in schools all my life," Dir. Robert Mc Cann said recently, "either as a student, or, on the other side of the desk, as a teacher and most recently, as Training Director." Sitting at his desk, he looks directly across the room to the wall-length bulletin board filled with Training Division curricula graphs and charts. On his desk and on the table nearby are stacks of reports, all dealing with some phase of police training at various stages of planning or development. Evidence of his work as administrator of the training and teaching programs of the Department surround him. FOR BOB MCCANN, the step from student to policeman to Training Director was a big one. He came from a police family, and was a dedicated student. After finishing high school in Chicago, he attended Notre Dame University. Then came a three-year hitch in the Navy as a pilot, where he logged more than 1,000 hours flying time. In 1947 he joined the Park District as a patrolman. Even then, his school days weren't over. From his first year as a policeman, he continued taking evening classes at Loyola. He worked traffic, patrol and plain clothes assignments with the Park District police. Later, in the CPD, he worked in the Traffic Division as a squadrol man on the Outer Drive, and then in Loop traffic; but whatever his assignment, he continued night school until he earned his B. S. degree in His interest in flying also continued. Every moment he could spare, he spent "flying any type of plane he could find," one member of his staff related. He is licensed to fly civilian single- and multi-engine land planes, including the four-engine category. For those unacquainted with airborne jargon, that's everything but jets! One of the old-timers at the Academy said he's sllre that if the Academy roof tions seminar, and 18 officers of all ranks for a Conference Leadership Course. In all, 562 officers took these courses in Civilian Courses: Besides the sworn personnel, 131 civilian employees took classroom work with the Training Division. Besides specific courses for
7 . I!!!!I -' - ' - Meet Bob McCann Di(ctor of the Training Division -_-,I, - ~ '" :-. were strong enough for landing space, McCann would be flying to work every day by helicopter! G ROUNDED AS HE was during his Park District days, he became more and more involved in traffic education. This dovetailed into safety education programs for high schools and traffic improvement clinics for business and industry. The late Captain Harry Metz, Captain Henry Ediger, now of the 16th District, and McCann planned and wrote a manual used for the Traffic Improvement School, and were instrumental in preparing the lectures and courses of study for groups In churches, schools, industry and businesses. McCann was part of a small team which called on community leaders to sell the idea of safety education. Bob McCann also worked on the Driver Improvement School program, under the direction of Dr. Arthur Conrad. This program, in close alliance with the Traffic Courts, retrained juveniles who had committed traffic violations. McCann completed the Long Course at Northwestern University Traffic Institute in 1957, and took various law enforcement courses at the University of Chicago. He participated in the Institute on Police-Community Relations at Michigan State University in 1961, and the course on teaching methods for police at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville in Assigned to Training Division in J960, he became aide to the then director, George O'Connor. When O'Connor left, Bob McCann was appointed Director of Training in August, * The three McCann children, Bob, 15, Peggy, 17, and Terry, 11, pose with Margaret (Mrs. McCann) and Bob, Sr. twenty fingerprint technicians and 21 personnel technicians, courses in Effective Communications, Rabies Control and Systems Analysis and Design accounted for 90 others. THE TOTAL number of men and women, sworn and civilian, in and out of our Department who had participated in these classroom courses in 1963 numbered, therefore, 5,151, and this doesn't include the firearms training courses, the physical training programs and other activities and projects of Training Division. Of course, numbers in themselves don't tell the whole story. But the very number of men who pass through the Academy is a reminder of the importance placed upon education-initial, special or recurring - in the operation of the Chicago Police Department. * SEPTEMBER,
8 by David J. Heffernan, Asst. Superintendent of Schools The Chicago Public Schools INTRODUCTI ON-The Chicago Police Department finds itself relating to many different organizations and agencies in the city. Some agencies are public departments also in the field of law enforcement. With these, our relationship is a direct one. Some are public authorities whose concern with problems of law enforcement complement our function. Still others are associations whose work parallels ours in an indirect way. The articles which will appear in this section testify to this interrelationship. They appear in the Star, not as official expressions of the Department, but as examples of the complexity of law Benjamin C. Willis 8 CHICAGO POLICE STAR enforcement in a big city. Asst. Superintendent David J. Heffernan I BELIEVE I HAVE seen cooperation grow between our two organizations over the course of the past fifteen years. It is, in fact, so much a part of our relationship today that I don't believe I have actually heard the word used in a long time. Cooperation between the police and the public schools exists because there has been a blending of services and a sharing of experiences. Each is very conscious of the role the other has to play in our society. It is never necessary to explain functions, because each appreciates the other's problems, strengths and limitations. I LIKE TO THINK of the year of 1949 as a starting point of our cooperative efforts, coming as a by-product of our work with the Police Department in its training program. At that time, it was pointed out to us at Wright Junior College that the press was conducting a campaign for better police training. If we really believed what we were saying about the Community College, we ought to make a recommendation to Commissioner John Prendergast to help in this project. The staff at Wright assembled data on a proposed program which I submitted to Commissioner Prendergast. He in turn turned it over to the police training division and Deputy Commissioner Charles O'Regan for analysis and recommendation. Throughout the following year, police and the Wright staff spent long hours in planning. Wright devised courses in speech, report writing, human relations, law and psychology, specifically related to the experience of the policeman. The staff was handpicked, and the program started with a volunteer experimental group of sixty policemen. The first session at Wright was opened by Commissioner Timothy O'Connor and was hailed by press, universities and the International Association of Chiefs of Police as the most promising venture in police training at that time. In succeeding years, the program expanded to other branches of the junior college system. For many officers, the junior college police course was an introduction to higher education, encouraging them to go on to college, completing police administrative training or studying law. As a by-product of this program, teachers came to know, understand and appreciate the life of the policeman. At the same time, the man on the beat came to know that both the teacher and principal carry a heavy responsibility in teaching and protecting the children entrusted to the school staff by their parents. The administration of both organizations met, exchanged ideas and developed friendships. continued on page fourteen
9 THE BLUE LIGHT 1st District: Congratulations to ptlmn. D. Krause and F. Sautkus who have taken the leap into matrimony and are now enjoying wedded bliss... Further congratulations to It. Urban Hubona and the missus on the birth of a baby boy, and to Sgt. Pat lynch and the missus on the birth of a baby girl... Ptlmn. l. Smith and H. Manney are honorably mentioned for their efforts in capturing two men in the act of breaking into a parked auto... Condolences to Ptlmn. John McCluskey and family in the death of John's father, Thomas McCluskey, 22 July... Condolences also to Sgt. P. Corley whose brother, James M. Corley, died 7 July. Also to Ptlmn. Anthony DeRosa, whose mother, Della, died 3 July, and to civilian employee Jessie Broad nax, whose husband Eugene died 14 July... Our baseball team took second place in the Central Section league, but watch our smoke next year... We have a good basketball team beginning play around October in their new quarters at St. Pat's Gym at Desplaines and Monroe Streets. Come out and cheer them on; more later... It is a fact that good results can be obtained from posting "Want Ads" in the Star magazine. All you have to do is contact your reporter for the proper form, fill it out and it will be posted... Your reporter, while vacationing in California, contacted retired officer Jim Foley, and learned that he is happy and in good health... Lt. Mark Conlon fared best of all 1st District men at the Sergeant Golf Outing, St. Andrews, 30 July. Regards. - Ptlmn. George Thiese 2nd District: I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Ptlmn. Warren Tyson and family on the passing of his brother, Ptlmn. Maurice Tyson, assigned to the 3rd District... And to Ptlmn. Joseph White on the loss of his father... Congratulations to Ptlmn. and Mrs. Jesse Olson on the arrival of little Sandra Marie... Ptlmn. Julius Brown and louis Shelly spent their furloughs in New York, tak ing in the Fair and the many other swinging events... Of the many reservist attending camp thi7 summer, no one was missed more than Bruce (Iock up keeper) Bowma n. When Bruce prepares his lunch, he puts on a large pot fit for a king... Congratulations to Crossing Guard Mildred Harris for being selected "model" for the Department's "Dress Right" poster... Vice Officers Charles Crumble, Francis Healy, Curtis Jackson and Melvin Al exander represent a part of the team, directed by Sgt. Ira Hunter, that makes the 2nd's vice unit such a success... Our thanks to Ptlmn. Thomas Brown for his alertness and quick transmission, via the CC, of the description of an escaping felon, which aided your reporter and partner Officer Willie (TV) Walker in his apprehension. The arrest was effected within 45 minutes after the offender fatally wounded one man and shot two women passers by. The offender was still armed when apprehended, but the arrest was effected without danger to others. - Pt/mn. Nathan W. Burton 3rd District: The 3rd District and the Department lost a good policeman and friend when M. Tyson died quite suddenly. Our sincere condolence to his family... R. Devries' wife presented him with a baby boy; congratulations... Well, the annual Retirement Party on' the 18 August, honoring Sgt. John 1. Holden, Ptlmn. John Sullivan, Ptlmn. Thomas Barrett, Ptlmn. David O'Mara and Ptlmn. Martin Dwyer went off with the usual finesse, under the direction of Sgt. B. Gavin. The food was out of this world and the liquid refreshment was to everybody's liking. The entertainment was first class, and the speeches by the men and special guests were short. Everybody enjoyed themselves and are look ing forward to next year's party... W. Gulick came up with his usual good police work by apprehending two armed robbers who had held up an A&P store. He was also ably assisted by Officers Moore and Pigues... The crime car consisting of 1. Marusich, Walter Colfer, and P. Grady have been really sailing along with numerous arrests involving all types of crime. These men are currently up for Department Commendations... Alertness paid off for W. Jackson and l. Wyatt when they apprehended offenders who had just strong-armed a victim. These offenders had an extensive record for robbery. Good work... Now that the baseball season is over, and we didn't do too well, the swimming team is practicing at the Thunderbird Motel. The team looks good, according to Manager Deneen Ptlmn. T. J. Shannon 4th District: Officer Joseph Murillo and spouse Judi are the proud parents of a 6 pound, 8 1 /2 oz. baby boy named Jeffery John. He was born 20 Nov lawrence Jack son's wife also had a baby girl. More information as I receive it, as the papas are still shook up... Cadet Ron Watson was transferred on 11 August to the Communication Center. He says that it is a new assignment. We told him shape up or ship out. lots of luck, Ron... Robert " Bull Moose" Lawrence is in Englewood hospital as a result of a traffic accident. Let's drop him a card, fellas, or, if in the neighborhood, drop in to say hello... Charlie Arndt is on vacation, or, I should say, " location," as he has gone Hollywood. His daughter got married last month. I'll write more about it when I get more information from him... Vice officers 1. Mc Greal and Ed Balcer, while on patrol, ob served two felons strong-arm a lady. They immediately took off on foot after them. A chase ensued, both vice men looking like they just devoured a $3 pizza and going for seconds. They apprehended both felons after a marathon chase. Good work, men... Words are going around the station that Vice Officers Ed Balcer and Adolph Mazurek have a lot of guts. It seems a tie, as both have a 54-inch waist. Mazurek says it's What's up front that counts. -Pt/mn. Steve Schaefer 5th District: A considerable amount of fine police work was performed by members of this district in the past month. Although all the arrests reflect the caliber of men in this district, there were three (3) notable cases. A number of our personnel were exposed to gunfire from offenders. In two cases, the officers stood their ground, returned the fire and hit the offenders... Of note, Officers Wilbon, Batson and Taylor are congratulated for their action while under fire, in the shooting and arrest of an offender, after the robbery of a Clark gas station. The offender already has been connected with 20 other robberies... Another note is the shooting, at 95th and Princeton, in which Officer Ar rington (assisted by Officers E. Ward and Adams), forgetting his own safety to protect the public, gave chase to two offenders and then bravely remained cool when one of the offenders open up fire. Officers Arrington succeeded in gravely wounding the offender who had attempted to take his life at pointblank range... Third note: Though a warehouse apparently looked OK, Officers Sobie and Skiba noticed a window ajar. In utter disregard for their own safety, they entered thru the window (Sobie injuring himself) and, through a search, found two burglars hiding in the building, with the loot all piled up, ready to go... All of these cases bring great credit to the Department and this district. It is hoped that their action will serve to deter others who think the citizens of this district are easy prey. -Pt/mn. Richard Lis 7 th District: The Englewood area indeed lost a very true friend in the death of Ptlmn. Bertrum 1. Leyde n, a long time veteran of "7" and a squad partner for 15 years of retired Marty McGowan. Other veterans of this station recall the many young lads who were about to get off on the wrong track when they were accosted by Leyden and McGowan who took them to their homes and had a talk with their dads. Today many of the lads are members of the "Finest in Blue"... That team of Go-Go boys on the crime car, Ptlmn. Fred F. O'Reilly and Patrick O'Hara have that touch of togetherness, so both are taking on September brides. However, gossip has it that O'Reilly's marriage was planned years and years ago in Ireland by the parents of both the groom and the bride. Something like: "you give me a couple (continued on the next page) SEF'TEMBER,