Lincoln Police Department receives
Eternal Flame Award
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[December 08, 2016]
- On Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Chateau Hotel and Conference
Center, Bloomington, IL, the Lincoln Police Department received the
Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (ILCOPS) 2016
Eternal Flame Award along with the Illinois State Police, Sangamon
County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burr Ridge Police Department.
The Lincoln Police Department has supported ILCOPS organization
over the years by hosting the Cycle Across Illinois Fundraiser and
allowing Corporal Maurice Johnson to participate in the program with
the ILCOPS Critical Incident Memorial Team.
The Critical Incident Memorial Team was started in 2015 and since
that time, they have been involved in five law enforcement line of
duty death funerals. The team helps the departments and families
with funeral arrangements, coordinate resources, and supports the
family during the loss of their loved one.
The respective departments honored have allowed members of the team
to leave at a moment’s notice and coordinate internally to cover
shifts while the officers are gone. The department heads fully
understand the mission of ILCOPS and the Critical Incident Team in
supporting their fellow departments.
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Officers throughout the country are risking their lives for their communities,
even those that want to harm them, because they have honor and courage. Each
officer prays every day to make it home safe to their families and it is
encouraging to know an organization like ILCOPS exists to help care for the
families for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
I would like to thank the ILCOPS for recognizing not only our department, but
those departments that contribute to the team. I would like to thank Corporal
Maurice Johnson for all his hard work during the funerals he has participated
More information about ILCOPS can be found at https://ilcops.org
[Paul Adams, Chief of Police]