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  • Honoring the Retirement of Officer Ralph Schauf

    by Representative Mike Quigley

    Posted on 2013-02-05

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    QUIGLEY of illinois in the house of representatives Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Police Officer Ralph Schauf Star Number 2829, on his recent retirement from his position as the Labor Liaison Officer in the Intelligence Section of the Chicago Police Department.

    For the last 35 years, Officer Schauf worked to protect the citizens of the City of Chicago. Ralph began his career January 3, 1977 working in the 12th District Monroe Street. Over time, he worked in Special Operations Group and Gang Crimes North, the Intelligence Division with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the 18th District Chicago Avenue, and the 17th District Albany Park. When he worked at the Education and Training Division, Ralph was the original ``Red Man'' in the physical skills section. He would put on a protective red suit and during scenario and control tactics training was the subject the recruits had to control and place in custody. He taught recruit [[Page E96]] and in-service classes in a variety of subjects. While at the 17th and 18th Districts, he worked in Community Policing. In the 18th District, he worked with the Police Explorers and youth programs, and in the 17th District, he was the community and elected officials liaison for quality of life enforcement. He was on a leave of absence for about 2 years as an inspector at the Illinois State Police. Ralph concluded his illustrious career on November 16, 2012 in the Intelligence Section as the Labor Liaison Officer ensuring proper police service for organized labor activities.

    His dedication to his fellow officers, his job and the city he loves is an example of why Chicago is known as ``The City That Works.'' Ralph would be the first to tell you that his family is his first priority, and they have provided support throughout his career. He has been happily married to his wonderful wife, Antoinette, for 15 years. His family also includes his son, Ralph Schauf, Jr., who is now a Trooper with the Illinois State Police, and his wife, Jennifer, his daughter, Adriane, and his granddaughter, Olivia Ruth.

    Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in applauding Officer Schauf's years of service to the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department, I hope that his dedication and hard work inspire us all to see the difference we can make by serving our local communities. I wish him a happy and successful retirement and all of the best in the future.


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