Monday, May 18, 2015

HERO and Dads RC

I am writing to ask your help fighting a horrible drug problem which has been growing and spreading in our communities for years and which is now spreading across our entire State and our Nation. I am a retired Chicago Police Captain. I am doing this work because I lost my youngest child, my son Billy at age 19, to a heroin overdose. I learned in the weeks following his death there were many families like mine who had either suffered the same tragic loss or who were fighting to save their kids from the new heroin, a highly potent form of heroin which is now being found in many communities in Illinois.

I co-founded the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO) in 2010 and I have been fighting this "epidemic" since that time. AND - I plan to keep doing this work until I someday join my son Billy! Until that day, HERO will fight this epidemic. This is our first motorcycle run. We agreed to organizing the event to help raise the funds needed for us to pay for the drug counselors and grief counselors who work with families who we support. These families come to us either after they have suffered the loss of a loved one due to an overdose, or to seek help in learning how to deal with a loved one who made the life-altering mistake of trying heroin.

HERO partnered with DADS RC to organize this event and all proceeds will go to HERO to pay for counseling and other necessary expenses. We are very proud to say the vast majority of all donations (+95%) are spent to support our HERO families.

When we decided to try organizing a motorcycle run I was hoping that I could count on all of local law enforcement riding clubs to participate in our event. It seemed like such a good fit - cops riding to help protect families and fight a growing drug problem in our community. And, I met so many officers from the CPD who belonged to riding clubs and so I really hoped my friends would support our inaugural motorcycle run on May 30th.

So please review the attached flyer and please help me spread the word to any other club members that you can contact. If you have any questions then please call me – 312-513-1878. And – thanks in advance.

Fraternally yours,

John Roberts
Chicago Police Captain - Retired 
Chief of Police – Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


The Road to Success is Always Under Construction

Quote from Mr. Quinn's Website 

At 21, most young people are just beginning life, but for me, my life almost 
ended and was certainly changed forever.

In 1998, I was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident that left me with  
a 10% chance to live. By the grace of God, I survived. However, I had two 
broken femurs, a broken arm, a broken jaw, massive head trauma and a 
spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from the waist down. The doctors 
literally had to piece me back together to save my life. Being paralyzed is 
a hard fact to face and not an easy one to swallow at the age of 21. As if 
the physical injuries weren’t bad enough, mentally I began to break down. 
I had to start my life over and learn how to live life in a wheelchair, but I was 
determined to not let that stop me from being the best I can be. What doesn't 
kill me only makes me stronger. It's just a roadblock to get through and with 
my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ living in me nothing can stand in my way. 
He is the true source of all my strength.

Monday, May 4, 2015


A 25-year-old NYPD officer died Monday from injuries he suffered when he was shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, officials told PIX11 News.
Officer Brian Moore had been in a coma since Saturday night when he underwent surgery for what court papers described as “severe injuries to his skull and brain.”
On the force for barely five years when he was killed in the line of duty, Moore comes from a family of police officers, the department said. Moore’s father and uncle are retired NYPD sergeants, and a cousin of Moore’s is also on the force.

Monday, April 27, 2015


In addition to our Gold Star Memorial game dedications and presentations, we will also be honoring Emily Beazley of Mount Greenwood, whose father is a 19-year member of the Chicago Police Department. Emily is 12 years old and has been battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last four years. Sadly, there are no more treatment options for her.
The Enforcers are proud to be Emily Strong and we will be handing out green awareness ribbons to our fans.

The CPD Enforcers are celebrating our 10th season this year. As part of the celebration we have new commemorative jersey's. Inside the player numbers are the star numbers of the 14 CPD Officers and 2 CCSD Officers killed in the line of duty during our 10 years. The family's of all 16 Officers have been invited to the game and we will be honoring at half time of this weekends Gold Star Game as well as a donation to the Police Memorial from our organization. The game vs Columbus PD is next Saturday May 2nd, at St Rita HS 7740 S. Western Ave with kickoff at 6 pm. Could you distribute the attached flyers to your members.


Sgt Timothy Kusinski
Financial Crimes Unit
Chicago Police Department
3151 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL. 60612
312-745-2235 fax

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Song dedicated to our Sweet Pea Emily
    Lobby of HQ, 35/Michigan

    Honorary Chicago Police Officer ceremony for Emily Beazley (age 12) and Olivia Beazley (age 8)

    Dress blues are encouraged but not necessary. If people come in civilian dress we ask they were either purple or green- Emily's colors. The family will arrive at 1150hrs and I ask people arrive with enough time to secure parking and get into the building, lining the star case walls.

    Emily has terminal cancer, she has been bravely fighting this for four years. She received a stem cell transplant from her sister Olivia in August. Sadly she relapsed at Christmas and has exhausted all treatment options, becoming chemo resistant and has entered hospice care this week.

    Further info for Emily:
Special Events is supposed to be sending out some info and there might be last minute changes.