Playground named for slain police officer

October 22, 2011 5:17:46 PM PDT
Fallen Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham was remembered Saturday with a new playground named in his honor.

The Officer Thomas Wortham Playground is located inside Cole Park at 85th and Calumet. Wortham was the former president of the Cole Park Advisory Board.

Wortham was killed in May of last year during an attempted robbery.

Wortham's father said he knew that on such a glorious occasion it would be a beautiful day. He said more improvements for the park are in the works.