The FOP was informed today that there has been a change in the time of the bond hearing for Jackie Wilson tomorrow. Jackie Wilson has twice been convicted of murdering Officers William Fahey and Richard O'Brien in 1982. The hearing will be in the Courtroom of Judge William Hooks, room 301, on Thursday, June 21, but has been re-scheduled to 8:30 am. The family could use the support of all police officers.
During National Police Week (May 13-19, 2018), the Professional Counseling Division/Employee Assistance Program (EAP) began proactively conducting EAP/Officer Wellness roll call training city-wide. Peer support members are targeting officers in every district and unit. New EAP and Peer Support brochures and posters have been designed for disseminating and posting throughout the Department. This is EAP's effort to ensure officers are aware of the various services provided by EAP, and who their peer support members are. (A list of active peer support members can be accessed on the Peer Support link, via the EAP website, located on The WIRE.)
Chicago, IL, May 29, 2018–Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Kevin Graham
announced today that the FOP is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the
arrest and conviction of an individual observed on video spitting on a police officer.
WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF ALL OUR MEMBERS. NOW IS THE TIME TO LET MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL AND CITY COUNCIL HEAR US.
We have secured free parking at Damen and Madison, northwest corner, for tomorrow’s May 23rd City Hall event. The bus will arrive to pick people up. If we have overflow, we will make extra trips.
A bus is scheduled to leave from Area North at Belmont and Western and Area Central at 51st and Wentworth at 8:30 am.
There will be an FOP rep at each location. Look to them for directions and further information.
Asking everyone to wear something blue or something with the “FOP” on it.
People attending who cannot make it into the gallery should walk around City Hall. There will be signs and fliers available.
No signs inside the building.
Please, no one in uniform or on duty.
Please do not talk to the media, just steer them to someone from the FOP.
3rd Vice President Jay Ryan's article in the April newsletter printed the incorrect start times for the Candlelight vigils in both Washington DC & Cleveland. It printed as 10pm, but both should reflect 8pm. The dates are correct as printed, (May 13th for Washington DC & May 14th for Cleveland).Read More
The FOP believes that a decision made be announced by a member of the Chicago Police Board concerning a fatal 2015 shooting Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the regular meeting of the Chicago Police Board. The FOP, which has denounced a previous ruling by COPA that the shooting was unjustified, is encouraging officers to attend.Read More