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Informal, full-length portrait of policeman Richard Mackey standing in front of two boys on a sidewalk in Chicago, Illinois. One of the boys is a newsboy and the other is wearing a suit. Officer Mackey is holding a billy club. This image was taken after Officer Mackey saved a young girl from being run over by an automobile. Created/published Aug. 19, 1903.

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* 1967 ~ Chicago Police Officer travels 217 miles between work & school [read story below & where he is now... further down].

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Always! Many men and women risk their lives every day to protect and serve our cities and country. I am thankful for all of them, especially my AMAZING dad, who served on the Chicago Police Department for 27 years and my AMAZING boyfriend!! =)

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Chicago Police Officer Pat Barret examines 13 bullet holes in a glass window at the scene of an attempted murder, c. 1928 http://chicagohistorymuseum.tumblr.com/post/12470966712/chicago-police-officer-pat-barret-examines-13

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from BuzzFeed

This Is The Most Important Photo From The Chicago Pride Parade

IT’S OFFICIAL: | This Is The Most Important Photo From The Chicago Pride Parade Look at the police officer on his left. He is smiling.

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Marie Connolly Owens joined the Chicago Police Department in 1891 with the title of Detective Sergeant, full arrest powers, and a badge.

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Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor of film and television, and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His best known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. His last TV role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.

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If I have to shish one more person at work for being offensively loud, I'm gonna flip out (but I'll at least do it quietly).

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