Preckwinkle first told the Sheriff's Office that they could not hold their Family Day to be held tomorrow for officers and their families because she said that no county resources or property can be utilized by the ILCOPS. ILCOPS is an organization that takes care of survivors of the officers killed in the line of duty. No cost was going to be incurred by the County but rather by the ILCOPS. Cook County's Homeland Security was providing the tents and showers for the volunteers that were finishing the ride in honor of our fallen and our very own Jason Gallero. So no longer will there be pipes and drums at the end, no presentation for Gallero's family and no comradery.
And now it has been said that the entire event has cancelled after an alternative location was located. No thanks to Dart!
Way to go! Remember that when the next election comes around!
Jason GalleroCook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Patrol Officer and Training Instructor Jason Gallero suffered a fatal medical event while participating in a morning run at the Cook County Sheriff's Police Training Academy in Maywood.
Officer Gallero, who was an instructor with the academy, was running with cadets and other instructions when he collapsed near Fifth Avenue and Chicago Avenue. He was transported to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 8:30 am.
Officer Gallero had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department for 14 years and had previously served with the Cook County Department of Corrections for eight years. He is survived by his daughter.
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