Team ISP Runs to Honor Fallen at Annual Race to Remember
CHICAGO –Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials joined police officers from the Chicago Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, for the annual St. Jude Police League and Memorial March. ISP Director Hiram Grau attended the ceremony and March to show support and remember law enforcement’s true heroes.
Since 1932, every year on the first Sunday of May, the Chicago Police Department recognizes one of their oldest and proudest traditions and pays tribute to those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice.
“The Saint Jude March is an integral part of the Chicago Police Department’s history, and as a former president of the St. Jude Police League, I am humbled to share in a tradition that honors and remembers the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department, as well as every police officer who serves with courage and bravery every day,” said ISP Director Grau.
Police officers and law enforcement officials from across the country joined more than 200 ISP officers at Museum Campus Drive and marched to Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to remember the heroes whose names are inscribed on the Memorial Park’s sacred walls. Leaders from civic, religious and law enforcement groups viewed the March from the reviewing stand.
On Saturday morning, ISP Officers also participated in the 2012 8th Annual CPD Run to Remember. Team ISP ran to honor the fallen and the injured officers of Chicago. CPD Gold Star families also participated in the Race.
The St. Jude Police Memorial League March is one of law enforcement’s most sacred traditions and symbolizes the highest honor bestowed upon a police officer and reminds family, friends, colleagues and citizens that they have not fallen in vain, but in remembrance.