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Rogers Park Awash in Blue Ribbons in Support of Police

By Benjamin Woodard | March 18, 2015 5:27am
 More than 100 ribbons were put up in CAPS beat 2432.
More than 100 ribbons were put up in CAPS beat 2432.
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ROGERS PARK — The residents of CAPS beat 2432 have pinned more than 100 blue ribbons on trees in support of the neighborhood's police officers in light of recent controversies in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City.

"It’s a way to show appreciation for local cops," said CAPS facilitator Pat Kenny, who lives on Albion Avenue. "I basically thought it’s a way to express gratitude to the cops for what they do. A lot of times it’s a thankless job."

Kenny said he and a couple of his neighbors put up the ribbons in the neighborhood, including around the Rogers Park Police District (24th) headquarters at 6464 N. Clark St.

And they haven't gone unnoticed.

District Cmdr. Thomas Waldera said he and his officers know they have the support of the community, but the ribbons were a welcomed sight.

"The officers in the 24th district are very appreciative for that effort," Waldera said. "That was a really big deal for the guys."

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