Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John Skopek

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 22, 1933

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Reflections for Patrolman John Skopek

Thank you for your service and on days like this we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

John Skopek is my great-grandfather. His son, Richard, married my grandmother and was my mother's stepfather. It was not until I was an adult that I learned the details of his death, as my grandfather kept the newspaper clippings about his father's tragic death. My grandfather never talked about it with me, but I know that growing up without his father was not easy. I don't know what else to say except that you are remembered, and as I often teach a class that covers Chicago history, I share this story with my students as well -- you are not forgotten.

Karen Bula Tapper

February 23, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 15, 2013

The heroism of you and your partner will never be forgotten thanks to this web page. The CPD will never forget either.

Detective thomas Downes

July 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Skopek. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

I never knew my Uncle John as he died in 1933 and I was born in 1936, but his mother, Theresa Skopek and his sisters, Anna, my mother, and Helen, my aunt, and Steve, his brother, talked about him and the sacrifice he made, especially for his widow and young son, Richard. Grandma Skopek was happy that Mayor Cermak came to the house to give his condolences.

My sisters and I and son have been to the memorial at the Chicago Police Headquarters to honor him. My grandma had a tough life raising four children when her husband died at an early age, and then she had more sorrow when her son died.

It was wonderful that you have chosen a profession that is so honorable.

Marlene Drab Peterson

Marlene Drab Peterson

July 6, 2010

Our work continues......guess its in the blood

Sergeant Mike Skopek
Glendale Heights Police Department

February 23, 2010



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