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Tunnel to Towers: Firefighter’s Legacy Helps Fallen Cops’ Families

The foundation’s Fallen First Responder Home Program was started following the December 2014 murders of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The two officers were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn when a gunman walked up and opened fire simply because they were wearing the uniform and badge.

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Illinois Deputy Killed Deploying Spike Strip During Pursuit

The suspect's vehicle struck the deputy and then crashed in a field north of the intersection. Galesburg officers apprehended the suspect

Many Chicago Cops Remain Unvaccinated as Mandate Deadline Passes

As the latest deadline for Chicago police officers to get the COVID-19 vaccine came and went Wednesday, up to 681 police employees — or 5.5% of the department — could be refusing to get the vaccine without a valid accommodation in place.

IL Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Grocery Store Gunfight

While details remain limited, police said the suspect entered the Food4Less grocery store and an exchange of gunfire with Oak Forest police officers ensued.

Chicago Officer Wounded, Suspect Shot During Chaotic Traffic Stop

As the officers got out of their patrol car, the driver of the car they had pulled over hit the gas and pinned one officer between their two cars.

IL Officer Seriously Wounded in Pursuit Shooting

As police approached the disabled vehicle, the driver fired on officers and the Chapin officer was struck, according to state police.

Illinois Officers Save Elderly Woman Trapped in Burning Home

"I didn't think about the rescue, just ran in there to make sure everybody is safe," said Willow Springs officer Anthony Vosicky.

Chicago Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

"Officer Stillman reacted to the perceived threat presented by Adam Toledo, who he believed at the time was turning toward him to shoot him," Cook County (IL) State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said.

Chicago Mayor Says Officers Have One More Chance to Get Vaccinated Before Losing Pay

Lightfoot said supervisors would call workers in to verify that they aren’t vaccinated and give them an opportunity to comply. They will then be given an order to get vaccinated and if they don’t, she said, then they’ll be placed on no-pay status.

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2 Chicago Officers Shot While Getting Food, Suspect in Custody

Superintendent Brown said one officer was in line while the suspect was in line ahead of him and when the suspect reached in his pocket to pay, a gun fell out of his waistband.

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