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Chicago cops honored for arrest in brick attack

Posted on August 21, 2009

Technically, the Chicago police officers were recognized for how quickly they moved to scoop up a reputed gang member—in about four minutes— and gather evidence to show he’d bashed a woman’s face with a brick.

But what Frances Hitchcock, 60, remembers just as much are the days and months after, when the officers continued to reassure her that she could still feel safe in her Far North Side neighborhood.

“I felt that somebody was on my side,” Hitchcock said. “That I was gonna get justice somewhere down the line.”

Read the whole Chicago Tribune article here.

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