Superintendent David Brown and all Chicago Police Department Employees,
I am reaching out to you today to offer my Condolences on the loss of Officer Ella French.
Words cannot describe the pain and sorrow felt when we lose a brother or a sister in our law enforcement family. It is never easy and we must never forget the sacrifices that are made by heroes like Officer French.
Officers throughout the State of Illinois are going out every day to protect their communities and are facing more and more violent attacks against them. These unnecessary attacks on our law enforcement officers must stop! I know that you and your officers are facing tough and difficult situations multiple times each shift. I pray that the violence and attacks on our men and women in uniform will come to an end very soon.
It is also my understanding that you have another officer in the hospital fighting for his life as a result of this same incident. May god bless him and look over him for a full recovery.
On behalf of myself and the entire executive board of the Police Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois, please accept our prayers and our condolences. I will continue to pray for the families of those affected and for the entire Chicago Police Department family.
Police Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois