Tuesday, June 23, 2009


It appears that the last post by Second City Cop was yesterday 22 JUNE in the morning and the last comment was taken just prior to 5:00pm the same day.

In the meantime I will try and contact them and relay any info.

18th District


Sgt. James L Severin
PO Anthony N. Rizzato
On 17 July 1970, Sgt. James Severin and Officer Anthony Rizzato were cut down by sniper fire while assigned to a "Walk and Talk" program in the Cabrini Green housing development.

On Saturday 18 July 2009 at 10:am the 018 District will be hosting a memorial tribute
commemorating the anniversary of the line of duty deaths of Sgt. Severin and Officer Rizzato.

Included in the remembrance to these slain officers will be an unveiling in front of
the 018 District, of a permanent honorary street sign in their names by the surviving Severin
and Rizzato family members.

Help is needed to inform any involved present or former members, along with any
interested individuals of this memorial salute.

Please have interested individuals contact the
018 District community Policing Office (312 742-5778)
if they are attending to assist 018 in planning appropriate arrangements.

Attendees are invited to a light luncheon that will follow in the 018 District,
James L. Severin and Anthony N. Rizzato Community Room.

"All Gave Some because Some Gave all

Friday, June 19, 2009


Brigadier General Michael Walsh had the unfortunate duty of going before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Barbara Boxer. I refuse to refer to her as Senator because bitch would be more appropriate.

What's Babs problem? Is it her utter contempt for the US Military? Or is it that "Ma'am" is too gender specific for her? Either way, Babs could use a dose of humility along with some manners. You see, the General has over 30 years of service to this country and deserves every bit of respect from her that she thinks she deserves from him. It is customary in the US Military to refer to all senior officers or civilian officials as "sir or ma'am". However, the General graciously complied with her demand that he refer to her as senator even though his referring to her as ma'am showed respect for her office. Come on Babs, even the Queen of England is referred to as "Your Majesty" or "Ma'am".
Barbara Boxer needs to get over herself and stop being a bitch.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Retirement of Deputy Chief Patrick J. McNulty

39 years of service to the day.
A boss who truly did have your back.
You will be missed.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I would like to share this email and picture that I received from a fellow sergeant.

Dear SCS,
I am a sergeant from an outside unit that worked the 7th district Monday night. I decided to travel up Hermitage on the 6000 block when I spotted a makeshift memorial at the edge of a vacant lot. I exited my vehicle to take a picture and to take a moment to reflect. I saw an erected wooden cross with 6-01-2009 written in black marker and a picture of murdered Police Officer Alex Valadez cut out from a newspaper and duct taped to the top. Flowers and various stuffed animals lay around the cross. As I returned to my car an older women came out of her house and wished me a good evening.
You have to remember that even in a place like Englewood there are people that appreciate what we do, its too bad that it takes the tragic murder of a young Police Officer for us to see it.

Thanks for the email sarge.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Tribune columnist John Kass points out the insane facts that both Shawn Gaston and Kevin Walker were on the streets able to kill Police Office Alex Valadez.

Who can say whether Gaston and his alleged accomplice, Kevin Walker, are guilty? They'll have a trial.

And the defense will try to show that they couldn't possibly have known Valadez was a cop when the trigger was pulled.

But the repeat allegations of violations of probation aren't debatable. And FOP President Mark Donahue has written a letter to Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, asking why Gaston and Walker were not in jail, but on the street. (Walker was on probation after pleading guilty to aggravated attempted armed robbery.)

If the people of this city only knew what takes place in these so called hallowed halls of justice.

Read the whole John Kass article here.

Friday, June 05, 2009


From FOP Lodge 7


Lodge President Mark Donahue issued the following letter to Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans of Circuit Court of Cook County. Shawn Gaston and Kevin Walker have both been charged with the murder of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez. The letter requests an explanation as to why these convicted violent criminals were released into society.
Letter to Chief Judge Evans

A letter is a nice start but we need more action.
What is Evans going to say? He has no control over these judges.
Start having press conferences, out these judges, educate the public.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Visitation: Friday, June 5, 2009 1500 to 2100 hours
St. Jude at 1900 hours
Blake and Lamb Funeral Home
103rd & Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL

Catholic Mass: Saturday, June 6, 2009 1000 hours
St. Bede the Venerable
83rd & Kostner
Chicago, IL

Interrment: Private


A You Tube link was sent to Second City Cop and this site depicting a nauseating crew of animals in Englewood talking about shooting the police. SCC posted it and it reminded me of a video I saw earlier this year from the garden spot of the city.

Brilliant, the idiot shows his face and then covers up after picking up an AK47.
These are the pieces of shit we face day in and day out. The citizens have to be educated in what we are up against.

Please be safe out there and back each other up.

Monday, June 01, 2009


On 1 JUNE 2009 at approximately 0030hrs, Alex Valadez was shot in the head while responding to a call of shots fired. Alex was transported by CFD to Stroger Hospital where at 1440hrs he succumbed to his wounds. At the age of 27 Alex was on the job for 3 years and was assigned to the 7th District. I understand that Alex had both a brother and sister who were both on the job.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Valadez family and to the men and women of the 7th District.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.