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Riverside Police Department
Sunday July 10th, 2016 :: 03:55 p.m. CDT


Police Chief Message to Residents-

Riverside Residents-

Riverside Police would like to express their appreciation for the support they have received from local citizens as they mourn the death of five police officers who were shot Thursday night in Dallas, Texas.

Several people called and emailed the department Friday and Saturday to voice their appreciation for the work the officers do. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming including dropping off food, flowers, and notes of support for our department.

This kind of appreciation for what we do means a great deal to our department. The officers feel humble about their profession and how they serve our citizens. They do not expect to receive such praise as they feel it is an honor and duty to simply serve their community in the best capacity that they can. We are extremely grateful that our citizens respect our profession and what we do.

I have authorized mourning bands to be worn on the officers’ badges to honor the officers killed in Dallas. They will remain on the officers' stars until after all of the funeral services have been held.

In closing, I want to once again state how honored I am to serve as the police chief in Riverside. The men and women of the Riverside Police Department are extremely grateful for the residents of Riverside who continue to be supportive of police services especially during these very difficult times for law enforcement.

Thomas Q. Weitzel
Chief of Police

Riverside Police Department
31 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-447-2127

Thomas Weitzel

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