06/12/2010

After tribute to slain cop, mom offers tip on how to honor him

'Reach out and help somebody,' she says

By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun Times

CHICAGO — Ever since their police officer son was gunned down in front of their Chatham home by thugs trying to steal his motorcycle, Thomas and Carolyn Wortham have been besieged by Chicagoans who want to know what they can do, how they can help.

After listening to Wednesday's moving City Council tribute to their son, Carolyn Wortham offered some advice that goes beyond making donations to a foundation in the name of 30-year-old Thomas Wortham IV.

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