05/11/2007

70 Chicago officers honored for heroic efforts

"These are courageous men and women that put their lives on the line to protect the city of Chicago."

By Mary Owen, Tribune staff reporter
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, Ill. — He was off-duty and going to pick up his son, but when Chicago Police Officer Eric O'Suoji heard gunshots in a Rogers Park train station in April 2006 he ran in that direction.

"I was called to serve and protect," said O'Suoji, an eight-year veteran. "Being off-duty didn't change anything."

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