Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Hosts Annual Candlelight Vigil

(PRESS RELEASE) The Candlelight Vigil is an annual event hosted by the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation, which is a not-for- profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives 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.

Thursday, September 18, 2008
7:30 p.m. Candlelight Vigil, Gold Star Memorial and Park
Located on Chicago Park District grounds near Waldron Drive in the shadow of Soldier Field

This event is presented by: Philip J. Cline, Retired Superintendent, Chicago Police Department and Executive Director, The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Art Hannus, President, The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Timothy Mitchell, General Superintendent and CEO, Chicago Park District, Jody P. Weis, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department.

This year the following police officer's names to the Memorial Wall:

  • James Sweeney EOW: 28 Oct. 1978
  • Harry A. Belluomini (RET.) EOW: 20 July 1992
  • Bartholomew Cavanaugh EOW: 15 Dec. 1898
  • William Feeley EOW: 31 July 1894
  • Neils L. Hansen EOW: 18 Feb. 1871
  • Raymond C. Johnson EOW: 15 May 1957
  • Richard Francis EOW: 02 July 2008
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