Photo Album for 2021

 
 
 
 
 

April 5, 2021: Chicago Police Officer Gabriel Bikoma is presented a handmade quilt by Chicago Police Chaplain Hysni Selenica and Chaplain Joseph Jackson on behalf of Quilts for Cops.

July 4, 2020: Officer Gabriel Bikoma and his partner Officer David Suareza were responding to an in-progress call of shots fired and a man with a gun. As the officers were driving westbound on Chicago Ave approaching the intersection at Pulaski Rd, at which point they immediately swerved to avoid from colliding with another police vehicle. The officer's vehicle then struck the traffic light pole causing severe injury to both officers.
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 5, 2021: Chicago Police Officer Marissa Garbacz was presented a handmade quilt by Sgt. Shannon Martin and Chaplain Hysni Selenica on behalf of Quilts for Cops.

May 31, 2020: Officer Garbacz was critically injured during the performance of her duties, as several protesters and rioters threw rocks and other objects at the officers. Officer Garbacz was moving in on trying to apprehend the offenders who had thrown the objects.
 
 
 
 

Feb. 26, 2021: Chicago Police Officer David Suarez was presented a handmade quilt on behalf of Quilts for Cops from Directing Chaplain Father Dan Brandt, Chaplain Robert Montelongo and Chaplain Hysni Selenica.

July 4, 2020: Officer David Suarez and his partner Officer Gabriel Bikoma were responding to an in-progress call of shots fired and a man with a gun. As the officers were driving westbound on Chicago Ave approaching the intersection at Pulaski Rd, at which point they immediately swerved to avoid from colliding with another police vehicle. The officer's vehicle then struck the traffic light pole causing severe injury to both officers.
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Feb. 25, 2021: Chicago Police Officer Isaac Varela and Officer Luis Otero receive a handmade quilt by Quilts for Cops in the 12th District. Commander Gabriella Shemash presented a quilt to Officer Varela along with Captain Beth Giltmier presenting a quilt to Officer Otero. Sgt. Victor Media, Chaplain Kimberly Lewis-Davis, Chaplain Joseph Jackson and Chaplain Hysni Selenica offered some words of wisdom during the presentation.

Aug. 30, 2020: Officer Varela and Officer Otero were assisting on a traffic stop at 3309 W. Polk at about 2:33 a.m. as Officer Varela and Officer Otero were attempting to place the offender in custody, at which point the offender reached for a cancelled handgun and shot Officer Otero and Officer Varela. The offender then fired several rounds at the other officers on scene.
 
 

We have a new guardian angel in blue. On 24 FEB, Detective Geoff Woitel, 49 years old, lost his battle with cancer. Having the honor of calling Geoff a friend, I was truly touched to witness the vast sea of CPD brothers and sisters gathered outside his house for a prayer service at the time of his death. Thank you to the hundreds who participated. May Geoff rest in peace! 
 
 
  
Jan. 16, 2021: Chicago Police Officer Luis Laurenzana receives a handmade quilt from Quilts for Cops, presented by Chaplain Hysni Selenica while offering an introduction and a few words of wisdom to the unit.

July 17, 2020: Officer Luis Laurenzana was injured while in the performance of his tour of duty in Grandt Park Chicago guarding the Columbus statue, when several protesters and rioters threw many objects at the officers. Causing injuries to several officers on this day.

Thanks to the entire Quilts for Cops team for your service in bringing comfort and a smile to all officers.
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Jan. 16, 2021: Chicago Police Sgt. Shannon Martin presents a handmade quilt on behalf of Quilts for Cops to Officer William Taylor. Chaplain Hysni Selenica offered an introduction and some words of wisdom during this presentation.

July 17, 2020: Officer William Taylor was injured while in the performance of his tour of duty in Grant Park guarding the Columbus statue, when several protesters and rioters threw many objects at the officers, causing injuries to several officers.

Thanks to the entire Quilts for Cops team for your service in bringing comfort and a smile to all officers.
 
 
   

Jan. 16, 2021: Chicago Police Sgt. Shannon Martin presents a handmade quilt on behalf of Quilts for Cops to Officer Alejandro Guerrero. Chaplain Hysni Selenica offered an introduction and some words of inspiration during the presentation.

July 17, 2020: Officer Alejandro Guerrero was injured while in the performance of his tour of duty in Grant Park, guarding the Columbus statue, when several protesters and rioters threw objects at the officers. Several officers were seriously injured that day.

Thanks to the entire Quilts for Cops team for your service in bringing comfort and a smile to our officers.
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30 DEC 2020: Chicago Police Commander Robert Rubio of the 004th District and Father Dan Brandt, Director of the Chaplains Section, presented a quilt on behalf of “Quilt for Cops” to Officer Timothy Andersen during roll call.

On 20 NOV 2020, Police Officer Timothy Andersen responded to a call of a mentally-disturbed person. Upon arrival, the subject was armed with a knife and self-inflicted lacerations. Many tactics were used to de-escalate the situation and take control of the subject. At some point when the offender was on the ground, Officer Andersen attempted to place handcuffs on the subject when that party stabbed Officer Andersen in the abdomen area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

30 DEC 2020: Chicago Police Directing Chaplain Father Dan Brandt presents a handmade quilt on behalf of “Quilts for Cops” to Officer Christopher Mc Mahon. Attending the presentation were Chaplain Bob Montelongo and Chaplain Hysni Selenica who offered other gifts of appreciation.

On 17 JUL 2020, Officer Mc Mahon was injured while in the performance of his duties in Grant Park guarding the Columbus statue, hundreds of violent protesters and threw objects at the officers, causing injuries to several officers.

Thanks to the entire “Quilts for Cops” team for your service in bringing comfort and a smile to all office.
 
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