“Officer Joseph P. Cali” post office…

On 23 April 2017 band members were honored to participate in the dedication ceremony of the Norwood Park Post Office as “Officer Joseph P. Cali” post office.  Here are some words from Chicago’s 41st Ward Alderman — Anthony Napolitano who helped make this happen – visit the Alderman’s Facebook page for photos and other media here.

Two years ago we honored slain officer Joseph P. Cali with an honorary Street dedication. We wanted to do more for our 41st ward resident, police officer, first responder, father, husband, friend and veteran. Today, along side the Cali family, we have come full circle with the naming of Norwood Park Post office at 6300 N. Northwest Highway the “Officer Joseph P. Cali” post office.

Thank you to everyone that made today possible and for getting this submitted into congress for us. Congressman Michael Quigley and Mary Ann Levar, Michael P McAuliffe, Michael Byrne, Chicago Postmaster Tangela L. Bush.

Thank you to Alderman Nicholas Sposato and the hundreds of 41st Residents that helped celebrate Officer Cali’s coming home. Thank you to Mike Jettner Revel Bar Chicago for hosting an after party celebration. A big thank you to David Dis for all his help and organizing donations today for Brotherhood for the Fallen. A special heartfelt thank you to the entire Cali family.

Honorable representation by Chicago Police color guard, Chicago Police pipes and drums, Chicago Police Department Commander William Looney and the 016th district officers, Chicago Fire Department Battalion 11, Engine 119, Truck 55, Ambulance 39, the scores of military veterans, Blue Knights Illinois XI ” Chicago ” L.E.M.C. Ride With Pride, Brotherhood for the Fallen

Every time you visit the library, remember Joseph Cali and share his story. Thank him for his service. Remember our hero and the ultimate sacrifice he made.

“When I start my tour of duty, Lord, wherever crime may be, as I walk the darken streets alone, let me be close to Thee”

United States Postal Service (ISC), United States Army, Norwood Park Chamber, Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, Edgebrook Chamber, Nadig Newspapers, DNAinfo Chicago, Fraternal Order of Police: Chicago Lodge No. 7, Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union – Local 2

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