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Phil Haskett

Postby cdillon » Thu May 19, 2022 8:25 am

Michael Cowan Emmett of New Port Richey, Florida passed away at the age of 67 on January 31, 2022. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and children as he passed into eternal life. He was born October 26, 1954 on the south side of Chicago to Corean and Bill Emmett. Mike's dad worked for the Rock Island railroad and from a young age together they would go to the train station to watch the trains arrive and depart. It's this memory of this time with his Dad that Mike would begin a life long love of trains. As a father himself, Mike enjoyed traveling by train with his family experiencing the different routes Amtrak provided across the U.S. Mike graduated from Morton West H.S. in 1972. It was there that he met his future wife, Ginny De Stefano, at age 16. Mike went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Drake University in Iowa in 1976. Mike headed back to Chicago and entered the Chicago Police Academy graduating in 1977. It was at the 10th district (Marquette) located at 23rd and Damen that he found his calling in life. Mike found that he loved police work. As a patrolman assigned to a beat car, he did his work with dedication and pride. When he wasn't working the tenth district, Mike worked "Special Employment" for the City of Chicago on the CTA buses and trains and at the Chicago Housing Authority providing police services for various city housing projects. Mike was employed by the Illinois College of Optometry as security officer. Mike worked 2-3 jobs a week for many years to earn extra money. Mike moved into Forensic Services in 2004 working out of the Chicago south office. He retired from the Chicago Police Department February 15, 2015 serving the people of Chicago for 38 years. Mike enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow officers and had many life-long friends through the CPD. Mike loved reading, especially westerns and police stories. He had an amazing memory and enjoyed discussing history and politics. He loved animals, the White Sox, his South Side Irish heritage and putting hot sauce on everything. Mike was extremely proud of his two children, Bridget and Robert. He taught them how to navigate the big city by car, bus and "L". When they left home as young adults there was never a doubt they would be able to find their way regardless of what city they lived in. He taught them how to shoot, what to do if they got pulled over and introduced them to the best food in the city of Chicago. On long road trips to visit family in Texas, Robert and Bridget learned of their father's love of classic country music, Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio. Mike was a loving and generous dad that provided so many opportunities for his kids. He loved to see them succeed whether it was a dance performance, Trinity swim team, Clear-Ridge baseball, the Flames basketball team and especially in their education and careers. Both Robert and Bridget have honored their Dad well. Mike was the love of her life and beloved husband of Ginny (DeStefano); devoted father of Robert Emmett and Bridget (Casey) Trosin; loving "Gramps" of William and Anna Trosin. Preceded to Heaven by parents, Corean and Bill Emmett and Mike's step-father, Fred Ackermann. Beloved son-in-law of Ginny De Stefano and the late Carl De Stefano; Dear nephew of Marj Frederiksen; Fond cousin of Michelle Emmett, Larry (late Paulette) Lux, Bob (Judy) Lux. Dear brother-in-law of Carl (Dena) De Stefano; Jim (Allison ) De Stefano; Terry ( Ernie ) Monaco; Judy De Stefano; Carol (Brian ) Kelly. "Uncle Mike" to many nieces and nephews. Mike also leaves behind his CPD friends --his band of brothers--who meant the world to him.
A Memorial Visitation in honor of Mike is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem)from 1 PM until 5 PM with a Service in Celebration of Mike’s Life at 4 PM. Family and Friends are invited to meet on Monday June 6, 2022 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a 10 AM Mass. Michael will be buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Michael Cowan Emmett Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information (

William “Bill” Ruck of Chicago, Illinois born July 10, 1964 passed away in Buckeye, Arizona on May 13, 2022. He was an amazing and caring husband to Sue, doting dog dad to Gretchen, Daisy, Foxy, and Ruger, loving son of Ken and Donna, and loyal and dependable friend to many. Bill was a lifelong Cubs fan and finally saw them win the World Series. Not only was Bill considered a beer connoisseur, he was a master on the grill. Bill grew up on the northside of Chicago, attended Lane Technical High School, and worked at Walgreens as an assistant manager before becoming a Chicago Police Officer. Bill began his law enforcement career in 1986. He received the Superintendent’s Award of Valor and numerous police awards for his service. After 29 years of service to CPD, he retired as a detective in gang investigations. Bill and Sue built their new home in Buckeye Verrado in 2017, where he enjoyed golfing, walking to the recreation center to work out, hiking on the many trails near his home by the White Tank Mountains, and traveling to the many beautiful cities throughout Arizona. Bill and Sue traveled to many different countries and he was a proud member of the German American Police Association (GAPA) from the beginning of his law enforcement career until his passing. Bill recently started a new hobby: biking on his electric bike. He also volunteered for the Buckeye Police Department as a Lieutenant. Bill will be missed tremendously by Sue, Ruger, his family, and his many friends made throughout his career, youth, and in Arizona. Bill is survived by his wife, Susan “Sue” Ruck; and his parents, Kenneth and Donna Ruck. ... liam-ruck/ In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Holy Family St. Michael’s House Make checks to and mail them to: Ascension IL Foundation, 1000 Remington Blvd, Ste 100 Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (put “HFSMH” in memo section) or The Suicide Prevention Lifeline,

From the CPD Daily bulletin 19 May 2022.


Passed away, 14 May 2022 Patrick O’Bryan, father of Assistant Director Kevin O’Bryan assigned to Labor Relations.

Passed away, 15 May 2022. Robert A. Williams Sr., father of Lieutenant Gary L. Williams assigned to 012 District.

Passed away. Marilyn J. Weiglein, mother of Lieutenant Timothy R. Weiglein assigned to 018 District.

Passed away, Police Officer Pamela J. Weiglein assigned to 016 District.

And reminder...

21 May 2022 Special Event!

Join Chicago’s First Responders Team for the 25th Annual Step Up For Kids on 21 May 2022. The event will feature an outdoor climb at beautiful Guaranteed Rate Field. Participants will climb rows of seats and ramps up to the upper deck to enjoy skyline and ballfield views. There will be climb options for all abilities followed by food, drinks, music and more!

Let’s raise money for all the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Contact P.O. Kellie Kalin at, or 773-844-7203 with questions.
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