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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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.