There was a show of support for Chicago police Sunday in Mount Greenwood, where many officers live.
Those who joined the Walk To Support CPD say it’s been a tough few months for officers.
From protests, to an uptick in summer violence, Chicago’s police force has been a flashpoint for demonstrators calling for change. But at Sunday’s Mount Greenwood march, the families and allies of the Chicago Police Department rallied for city residents to support those truly honoring the mission of serving and protecting.
And after several protests calling to defund the department as the gun violence in Chicago has prompted a federal response, those at Sunday’s rally took aim at city leaders, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for what they called a “lack of support.”
Last week, after the three CPD officers were shot, Lightfoot extended that support on social media, acknowledging the “dangers they face every day they put on their uniforms,” saying “this is the sacrifice they make in order to serve and protect our city and fellow residents.”
Those in Mount Greenwood said they want to see more support from the mayor and the city, in hopes their loved ones get the respect they say they deserve.