Chicago Policeman / Veteran Killed In Violent Motorcycle Robbery

Chicago, IL – Police say the four suspects had pulled up to the home of officer Thomas Wortham’s parents at 85th Street and South King Drive in the Chatham neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. and tried to steal the motorcycle that Wortham had recently bought himself as a coming home present. He had just served his second tour of duty in Iraq.

The father grabbed his gun and came to the aid of his son, who had announced that he was a police officer, sources said. In the exchange of gunfire, Wortham was shot several times and two of the suspects were wounded, authorities said. Retired police officers are allowed to keep guns, officials said.

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Absolutely terrible :(

I don’t know how Daley thinks banning guns is going to prevent situations like this.  This goes without saying… but criminals will always be criminals.

I’m glad his Dad was there to put a few holes in at least 2 of the suspects anyway.  Not that that is any sort of acceptable trade off for losing a son.

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bryce May 22, 2010 at 01:34 am

Daley has turned Chicago into a fish barrel where the criminals feel safe and protected.

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TXGunGeek May 22, 2010 at 06:06 am

Yes but, in the press conference afterwards when Daley pressed for more gun control and a reporter called him on it, Daley threatened to “shove this up your ass and fire it” while holding a rifle of some kind for effect. Real fine display of the guy and his attitude.

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Admin (Mike) May 22, 2010 at 03:25 pm

haha yea his comment was ridiculous. I posted about that last night with a video.

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