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Detective Sergeant John Nerad

Cicero Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1929

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant John Nerad

Rest in Peace brother.
Former Cicero Police Officer 1992-2002

Special Agent Victor Filipek
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

May 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 22, 2020

Det. Sgt. Nerad,
Even off duty you were executing your duty with pride. God bless you for the ultimate sacrifice. Warrior till the end.

-Fellow Cicero PD Officer
Duarte #232 shot multiple times 9/13/18

Gang Tactical Officer Luis Duarte
Cicero Police Department

January 15, 2020

Det. Sgt. Nerad,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cicero.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 28, 2019

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May you continue to Rest in Eternal Paradise.

Police Officer Elizabeth Gamez
Cicero Police Dept.

August 22, 2018

Detective Sergeant Nerad's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-14-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

September 15, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 14, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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 21, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Nerad. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012


cHI. p.d.

December 21, 2007

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Fooundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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