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    Off Duty Officer Down

    Off-duty cop, just back from Iraq, killed on South Side :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime




    This city has indeed become a war zone. This is the second Officer from my District down within one year. God bless you Officer Thomas Wortham IV E.O.W 19 May 10
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    Very sad.

    Rest in peace.




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    Very sad.
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    My Condolences, May he Rest in Peace

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    I'm in Chicago now. I grew up here, and am visiting family and friends. And this is exactly why I pack EVERYWHERE I go. My family doesn't understand it and I don't bother explaining it. This is all the reaffirmation I need.

    Stay safe out there brothers and sisters. Especially to my cross country brothers in blue here in the COC.

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    RIP. At least his dad DX'D one of the assholes.
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    Daley's already turning this into a gun control issue
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
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    My condolences. This kind of crap saddens and angers me to no end. To have an individual serve our country, only to be cut down off duty by a bunch of thugs. I hope they catch every single one of them scumbags and put them to death. Too bad that his father wasn't able to get them all.

    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I'm in Chicago now. I grew up here, and am visiting family and friends. And this is exactly why I pack EVERYWHERE I go. My family doesn't understand it and I don't bother explaining it. This is all the reaffirmation I need.
    Please, keep doing that. I, for one, expect a LEO to be packing 24 / 7 / 365. Sleep with it if you have to. On-duty or off, it doesn't matter. The way society is these days, you just never know when you might be confronted with an instance such as this.

    Anybody that thinks that LE shouldn't be carrying off duty is a blind sheep. "Oh, this kind of stuff will never happen." Bullshit!!! It just did.

    Also, I would think that one would never announce that they are LE and not be armed and / or have it out. He may have not had the chance to draw his weapon. I don't know if this would be the case in this instance, but it seems that there are way too many variables that could happen when the SHTF.

    Protect yourselves, PLEASE. One LE death is one too many. The life you save may be your own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Daley's already turning this into a gun control issue
    Daley needs to resign and get the hell out of office. Just like his buddy, Obama.


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    My God, what is going on in that city with the officer killings? What a horrible, tragic story. RIP Ofc. Wortham. May equal justice be thrust upon all involved. An eye for an eye.

    As today's police officers you are not unlike your counterparts of years past. You are an elite group of select members, a brotherhood of highly trained professionals, who are called upon to protect your community in a time of need. Guardians for safety. Being a police officer is not for the faint of heart. You must be honest, trustworthy and fearless in the face of evil. You are being watched everyday. Represent yourself, your department and the shield, for it should always be the embodiment of all that is good and justly. You are the thin blue line. Be proud, be tough and be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I'm in Chicago now. I grew up here, and am visiting family and friends. And this is exactly why I pack EVERYWHERE I go. My family doesn't understand it and I don't bother explaining it. This is all the reaffirmation I need.

    Stay safe out there brothers and sisters. Especially to my cross country brothers in blue here in the COC.
    I do the same thing whenever I'm down there visiting my sisters and their families. It's also why I normally drive instead of fly. I don't trust checking my firearm (because of Midway and O'Hare luggage workers), so I'd rather drive 6 hours.
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    Rest in peace, brother.
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    Rest in peace , Ofc. Wortham. Condolences to family , friends and colleagues.
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