Photo Album for 2019

04 DEC 2019 Gold Star Family's Memorial Dinner
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13 DEC 2019: Fr. Dan Brandt accepts a token of appreciation from the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of the Brotherhood For The Fallen for serving as the Master of Ceremonies and keynote speaker at their annual "Blue Tie Gala." With Brandt is Rick Caballero (CPD ret.), founder of Brotherhood For The Fallen.

Christmas 2019: A CPD prisoner transport van exhibits some Christmas spirit. (For those from out of town, 26th & California is the location of our county jail.) Merry Christmas!

07 DEC 2019: "Chicago PD" television show stars Jesse Lee Soffer (plays Detective Jay Halstead) and Patrick Flueger (plays Officer Adam Ruzek) join Fr. Dan Brandt (plays Fr. Dan Brandt on occasion) pause for a photo at the annual Chicago Fire/PD/Med Christmas Party at the Field Museum.

04 DEC 2019: New CPD Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck participates in the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. Welcome, Superintendent Beck!
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Father Dan Brandt, the Director of the Chicago Police Chaplains Ministry, during sports trivia night. Click >>HERE<< to read the article by regarding the fundraiser for the Chicago Police Chaplaincy.  "published with permission of the Knights of Columbus"

On Wednesday, 02 OCT 2019, we bump into crime-fighting duo Becky Strocchio and Jeff Kriv in 012. Keep up the great work, Becky and Jeff...with you two out there, crime doesn't stand a chance! 

13 AUG 2019: A huge debt of gratitude is owed to the folks at The Old Crow Smokehouse (149 W. Kinzie), who last month hosted an enormous fundraiser party for Police Chaplains Ministry. Attendees enjoyed great food, top-shelf drinks, terrific entertainment (including the Emerald Society and famous comedian Tom Dreesen (who opened up for 15 years for Frank Sinatra!), and the good company of several hundred other PCM supporters.
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28 AUG 2019: Dozens and dozens of members of the Knights of Columbus Police Council #12173 pause for a picture during their August meeting. If you'd like more information about membership in this worthy organization, please check them out on our "Links" page.

26 JUN 2019: Off-duty Detective Dan Fava (A/S) calls on the "God Squad" to open the door of a buddy's car, and we gained entry in record time...about three minutes.

You'll see in the hand of Fr. Dan Brandt the tool used to open the door. Hopefully he's as good at opening our good folks to the door of heaven! 

26 JUN 2019: Before a roll call in 008, Chaplain Bob Montelongo and Fr. Dan Brandt pose for a picture with new officers Nick Piraino and Brian Flisk (son of ET Mike Flisk, EOW 27 NOV 2010). Nick is the son of Paul Piraino, who launched and continues to maintain our website. If you need any website service, Paul is your guy...there's a link to him at the bottom of our "Links" page.

16 JUN 2019: Fr. Dan Brandt presides over the Fathers' Day Police Mass at Gold Star Memorial Park.
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08 JUN 2019: PO Eric Davis (right) poses with other department members following a St. Jude Service he led...his first such service! Thank you, Eric, for joining our team as a St. Jude League Chaplain, assisting CPD families during their grieving. 

18 MAY 2019: Fr. Dan Brandt addresses an overflow crowd during sports trivia night conducted at the Father Perez Knights of Columbus Clubhouse in Mt. Greenwood. The event raised over $2,500 for the ministry. Event chairman Sir Knight Matt Stevens (CPD) looks on in the first photo; other photo show some of the sellout crowd.
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On Sunday, 19 MAY 2019, Police Chaplains Ministry hosted almost 200 Gold Star Family Members for a luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Photos courtesy of Colin Boyle for the Chicago Sun-Times. Click >>HERE<< for Sun-Times coverage of the event.
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19 MAY 2019: Rabbi Moshe Wolf and Fr. Dan Brandt participate in the annual Gearheads Car Club car blessing in Bunker Hill Woods. Despite rainy weather, dozens and dozens of car enthusiasts came out to have their hot rods and vintage cars blessed at the beginning of their motoring season. Safe travels, Gearheads!
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PO Sarah Lombardi takes a moment for a pic at the 87th annual St. Jude march on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, 05 MAY 2019.

17 APR 2019: New PPO Nicholas Piraino and his brother, Rocco (LaGrange PD) pose with Fr. Dan Brandt at a star ceremony at the CPD Academy.
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12 FEB 2019: Sergeant Tony Alvarez keeping crime at bay in 010.

15 MAR 2019: At the police academy, seven new lieutenants are sworn in by First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio and Chief of Patrol Fred Waller. Congratulations, bosses!

13 MAR 2019, PPO Eric Giovenco and Fr. Dan Brandt learn from the vast storehouse of wisdom possessed by FTO Mike Curry in the lobby of the 019th district. During the 30 minute conversation, Giovenco and Brandt got about five words in.

On 13 FEB 2019, ceremonies were held to honor Commander Paul R. Bauer, who was murdered exactly one year prior. Friends, family members, co-workers and a grateful citizenry gathered to pay tribute to this fallen hero.
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