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Chicago officers honored for speedy arrest in attack


By Annie Sweeney
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Technically, the Chicago police officers were recognized for how quickly they moved to scoop up a reputed gang member -- in about four minutes -- and gather evidence to show he'd bashed a woman's face with a brick.

But what Frances Hitchcock, 60, remembers just as much are the days and months after, when the officers continued to reassure her that she could still feel safe in her Far North Side neighborhood.

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