Crime-fighting couple honored for preventing Ill. attack

Married deputies stopped mob attack on teen


By Rummana Hussain
Chicago Sun-Times

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — When Monica and Derrick Rhodes got married nearly two years ago, they promised to stick together in sickness and in health, in good times and bad.

The couple, who are both Cook County Sheriff's officers, weren't necessarily thinking about their vows when they saw a mob throwing bricks and bottles at a 15-year-old girl in their South Side neighborhood last fall. But acting quickly and working together, they were able to stop the escalating violence.

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