The Mike Mette Defense Fund Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the rally Thursday night at the White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant in Niles. Approximately 550 people came out to demonstrate their support to Mike and his family, on a night which was filled with heavy rains and high winds. For many guests it had taken them 1-2 hours to get to the event because of flooded and closed streets throughout the area. The strong showing by all of you was certainly a sincere tribute to Mike and his family and your support to Mike's cause has been overwelming. Chicago Police Department Chaplains Father Thomas Nangle and Rabbi Moshe Wolf started the evening off with a blessing for all in attendance. In the crowd was Cook County States Attorney Dick Devine, Alderman Bernie Stone and Alderman Patrick O'Connor. Former Chicago Police Officer turned actor Dennis Farina, flew in from Los Angeles to add his support. Guests were treated to a delicious buffet meal, put out by the White Eagle staff. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the George Glass Band and the Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department. Many of those in attendance walked away with many items, bought at a great value, from the Silent Auction tables. The committee would like to thank those businesses and individuals who donated the fabulous items offered for auction. A full listing of those donors will be coming soon to this website. Photos of the event which will also be linked to this website are provided by Greg Giuliani (17th Dist)a.k.a Musical Memories in Motion. The committee would also like to thank the numerous volunteers, who worked the check in tables and those who helped prepare for the event. The event was a huge success and all of you, along with your tremendous support made it possible!