Mayor Richard M. Daley, Fire Commissioner Robert S. Hoff and Police Superintendent Jody P. Weis today honored Police and Fire personnel for their exemplary service at the Lambert Tree and Carter Harrison Awards ceremony in City Hall.
“Police Officers and Firefighters have two of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the world, and they deserve to recognized for their bravery and actions,” said Mayor Daley. “Both firefighters and police officers play a critical role in making Chicago a place where people want to live, work and raise a family. The winners of these awards deserve special recognition for going above and beyond, and protecting Chicago’s neighborhoods and communities.”
“The Lambert Tree and Carter Harrison ceremony serves as a reminder to all residents of the actions of the first responders who selflessly put their lives on the line every day of the year.
Their actions on a daily basis protect our communities, and words alone cannot describe the impact of their valor. And words cannot do justice to those police officers and firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty.”
“The winners are valued public servants who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They serve as a shining example, not just to fellow police officers and firefighters, but to everyone in the city of Chicago,” added the Mayor. “I speak for all Chicagoans when I say we truly appreciate all of your hard work, perseverance and dedication to serving and protecting our city.”