Retired Chicago police officer pays Black families' bill in Mt. Greenwood, leaves touching note

"I retired from CPD after 33 years. For 33 years I was prepared to give my life to protect yours. I always knew your lives mattered!"

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, September 11, 2020
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Two women were eating with their daughters in Mount Greenwood when a retired Chicago police officer paid their bill and left them this note.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A small gesture from a retired Chicago Police officer is having a big impact with his message that Black Lives Matter.

Two women were eating breakfast with their daughters in Mount Greenwood when the retired officer paid their bill.

On the back of the bill, he left this note: I retired from CPD after 33 years. For 33 years I was prepared to give my life to protect yours. I always knew your lives mattered!

"I just want to thank him so much because that is also a story that has impacted my daughter's life," Ogemdi Adeboje said. "My daughter is only 3 and she is going to be able to tell that story in her future."

The officer hasn't stepped forward, but the woman shared a photo of the bill on Facebook.

People commented it was nice to see a little light in their feeds right now.