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File #: 22-0018    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 12/20/2021 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/11/2022 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING OFFICER JULIO IRIZARRY, OFFICER MERCEDES MARTINEZ, AND SHERIFF'S POLICE SERGEANT CHRIS PLYON FOR SERVICE TO THE FOREST PRESERVES AND PEOPLE OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS the officers of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement protect the Forest Preserves and people who visit the Forest Preserves and are sworn officers committed to serving with honor and integrity, and to treating every person with respect, dignity and compassion; and WHEREAS, on December 2, 2021, Forest Preserves Police Officers Julio Irizarry and Mercedes Martinez responded to assist Cook County Sheriff's Police units searching for a woman who was in crisis based on statements made to a colleague; and WHEREAS, Officers Irizarry and Martinez searched Bunker Hill Forest Preserve where the woman was believed to be but was not found, and later when the woman's vehicle was found at a nearby hotel, they responded to the location and, in conjunction...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR., SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING OFFICER JULIO IRIZARRY, OFFICER MERCEDES MARTINEZ, AND SHERIFF’S POLICE SERGEANT CHRIS PLYON FOR  SERVICE TO THE FOREST PRESERVES AND PEOPLE OF COOK COUNTY

 

WHEREAS the officers of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement protect the Forest Preserves and people who visit the Forest Preserves and are sworn officers committed to serving with honor and integrity, and to treating every person with respect, dignity and compassion; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 2, 2021, Forest Preserves Police Officers Julio Irizarry and Mercedes Martinez responded to assist Cook County Sheriff’s Police units searching for a woman who was in crisis based on statements made to a colleague; and

 

WHEREAS, Officers Irizarry and Martinez searched Bunker Hill Forest Preserve where the woman was believed to be but was not found, and later when the woman’s vehicle was found at a nearby hotel, they responded to the location and, in conjunction with Cook County Sheriff’s Police Sergeant Chris Plybon, confirmed the woman had checked into the hotel; and

 

WHEREAS, upon entering the woman’s hotel room, the Officers and Sergeant discovered her unconscious and then immediately began to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until she began to breathe on her own and paramedics arrived and transported her to a hospital; and

 

WHEREAS, the earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chances of survival, and the swift actions of Officer Irizarry, Officer Martinez, and Sergeant Plybon likely saved the woman’s life.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Toni Preckwinkle, President, and the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby honor and thank Forest Preserves of Cook County Officer Julio Irizarry, Officer Mercedes Martinez, and Cook County Sheriff’s Police Sergeant Chris Plybon for their service, dedication, and commitment to public safety.

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