"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, 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."
70 Chicago officers honored for heroic efforts