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Photo Gallery: Meaningful moments in policing

A smile, a tribute and community commitments on display by local officers.


After an eight-year career filled with drug busts, assistance with arrests and help throughout Lombard, K-9 Chico earned a proper send-off during a retirement ceremony this week. Although off the job, Chico will continue to live with his handler Officer Greg Sohr. (Lombard Police Department photo)


Kankakee Police Officer Melvina Edwards flashed a happy smile after graduating this week from the D.A.R.E. Officer training. (Kankakee Police Department photo)


Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall continued his “Chat with the Chief” series on Friday when he gathered with residents for some coffee and conversation in downtown Naperville. (Naperville Police Department photo)

Lake County

As part of National Read Across America Day, Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Boomer – and his handler – made an appearance to read to grade schoolers at Rondout School in Lake Forest. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office photo)