Thursday, June 4, 2009

Uptown Officer on WBEZ Radio This Morning

Update: Check out the entire podcast from Eight Forty-Eight here.

Police Officer Michael Carroll, an Uptown resident and local CAPS Beat Facilitator, will be heard on WBEZ radio this morning in an essay about police killed while on duty:

I was approached to do an on-air essay for Chicago Public Radio's 848 morning show a few weeks back and I was finally able to record it yesterday. The essay has to do with police officers being killed in the line of duty. Listen Thursday, June 4, 2009, to NPR, 91.5 FM here in Chicago between 9:10am and 9:20am, for the on-air essay. For everyone who's out of town, just go to and click on the 848 show icon to get the mp3 or podcast. There's a chance that the essay may be picked up nationwide.... let's hope.


  1. Not an easy job and it's even harder when gang idiots randomly shoot into groups.

    I'm sorry for the loss of the young officer. Twenty seven is too young to die.

  2. Too bad for the death of this young man. I give all my respect to this police office and others who have died in the line of duty.
    The only think I like about the Middle Esat countries is how they deal with the criminals they catch. These punks here deserve no rights at all.......

  3. Thanks everyone for your support. If anyone in the public is interested in visitation information for Officer Valadez, I have posted it below.


    Police Officer Alejandro Valadez was killed in the line of duty on 1 June 2009.

    His wake will be held on Friday, 5 June 2009 from 1500 hrs – 2100 hrs at Blake Lamb Funeral home located at 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois.

    St. Jude services will be held at 1900 hrs.

    Honors Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, 6 June 2009 at 1000 hours at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 4400 W. 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois

    Internment will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 4140 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney, Illinois.