Four members of the NIU Police Department joined in Sunday morning’s St. Jude Police League annual memorial march in Chicago at the invitation of Eugene Williams, chief, Chicago Police Department Bureau of Support Services.
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips was joined by Lt. Jason John, Cmdr. Don Rodman and Crime Prevention Officer Weyni Langdon at the march, which took place at Gold Star Memorial Park, directly behind Soldier Field, proceeding south through the museum campus to the Burnham Harbor parking lot.
Following the march, Phillips joined a select group of religious, civic and law enforcement leaders on the reviewing stand to observe thousands of police officers marching to pay tribute to deceased members of the Chicago Police Department. A short interfaith service followed, concluding with a reading of names of department members who died within the previous year.