Saturday, September 30, 2006


WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday approved and sent to President Bush a bill calling for construction of a 700-mile wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, voting overwhelmingly for a project that became the centerpiece of efforts to improve border security and stem illegal immigration.

Even before the bill passed, it prompted an angry condemnation from the Mexican government.

You have got to be kidding me. What the hell does Mexico have to be angry about?

Friday, September 29, 2006


There are approximately 300 sergeants that are fraternal members of FOP. At the last FOP General Meeting the membership voted to allow Sergeants to remain on the FOP Board. This vote did not change qualifications of candidates for the board. The vote defeated a proposal that stated that once a board member is promoted to the rank of sergeant and above he would be required to vacate his post. This still does not allow a sergeant to run for a board position. Will we see attempts by FOP to bring on the sergeants in the future as full members? Maybe not as Lodge 7 but as a separate lodge?
Food for thought.

Sheriff: Suspect Shot Dead

LAKELAND - The suspect in the killing of one Polk County deputy sheriff and wounding of another died with his hand on a pistol - believed to be a .45-caliber snatched from the fallen officer.
Sheriff Grady Judd said. the suspect was shot numerous times by SWAT team members who found him hiding in a hollowed-out area under a fallen oak tree.
When officers commanded him to show his hands, he only showed one hand and the officers opened fire, Judd said. After the shooting ended, officers found a pistol in the suspect’s hand believed to be that of slain K-9 Deputy Matt Williams.
“God will be the judge and jury this time,” Judd said.

God Bless Deputy Williams and his family. Job well done Sheriff!


Deputy Sheriff Vernon Matthew (Matt) Williams
Polk County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Thursday, September 28, 2006

Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large

Deputy Williams and his K9 partner, Diogi, were shot and killed while pursuing a suspect who had fled on foot during a traffic stop. Another deputy had stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation and the suspect fled on foot into an adjoining wooded area.

Deputy Williams and Diogi arrived moments later and began searching for the suspect with the other deputy. The suspect opened fire on the deputies as they tracked him, fatally wounding Deputy Williams and Diogi, and wounding the other deputy in the leg.

The suspect remains at large.

Deputy Williams had served with the agency for 12 years and was assigned to the Northwest District K-9 Unit.

Police Officer Thomas A. Cook Metra Transit Police DepartmentIllinoisEnd of Watch: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Biographical InfoAge: 43Tour of Duty: 12 yearsBadge Number: 976
Incident DetailsCause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, September 27, 2006Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown typeSuspect Info: Not available
Officer Thomas A. Cook was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car across the street from the Metra Electric Line station at 147th Street and Clinton Street in Harvey, Illinois.Officer Cook served with the Metra Transit Police Department for 3 years and previously served with the Riverdale Police Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Well we have published every response. We are very happy with the conduct and feel this is going to be a good place to visit. To be honest this is a lot tougher then we thought it would be. We have a new appreciation for SCC. Hats off to those guys!

Thursday, September 28, 2006


When was the last time you visited the Sergeants Association website? Well you havent missed much. Last updated on 01/06/2005. If anyone has any good info relating to sergeants please feel free to post it here.

In The Beginning

We would like to thank Second City Cop for the inspiration to create our own little blog. It is said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I'm not so sure we will be able to imitate SCC, or that we will need to, but I can say we will give it our best to produce some thought provoking posts. Our post will deal with local, national and international politics. We will address issues that concern policemen and Second City Coppers in particular. We' ll do our best to keep it civil but we'll definitely allow you to blow off steam within reason. Like SCC we reserve the right to monitor all post.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.