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92_HR0718 LRB9216410BHbh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives are proud to recognize milestone events in 4 the lives of the citizens of this State; and 5 WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that Commander 6 Maurice D. Ford recently retired from the Chicago Police 7 Department; and 8 WHEREAS, Commander Ford attended and graduated from 9 Corpus Christi Elementary School and Hyde Park High School; 10 he received his A.A. Degree from Wright Junior College, then 11 went on to attend Northwestern University and Roosevelt 12 University, where he earned his B.A. Degree; and 13 WHEREAS, Commander Ford served his country in the U.S. 14 Marine Corp from 1957 to 1968; and 15 WHEREAS, Commander Ford's distinguished Law Enforcement 16 career began when he entered the Police Academy and was 17 certified as a Chicago Police Officer on June 14, 1965; his 18 first assignment was as a patrolman in the 3rd district; 19 Commander Ford was promoted to Sergeant in 1981 and 20 Lieutenant in 1991; following his promotion as Lieutenant, he 21 was assigned as a Tactical Lieutenant in the 7th District, 22 Englewood Community; in July 1998, he was promoted by 23 Superintendant Terry Hillard to District Commander of the 7th 24 District; and 25 WHEREAS, Commander Ford has been assigned to various 26 specialized units in the Chicago Police Department throughout 27 his career, such as Gang Intelligence, the Intelligence 28 Division, and the Internal Affairs Unit; and 29 WHEREAS, Maurice D. Ford has been married to his wife, 30 Jane, for 42 years; she is a retired Chicago School Teacher; 31 therefore, be it -2- LRB9216410BHbh 1 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 2 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 3 we congratulate Commander Maurice D. Ford for his many years 4 of service and dedication with the Chicago Police Department 5 and wish him all the best in his future endeavors; and be it 6 further 7 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 8 presented to Commander Maurice D. Ford as an expression of 9 our esteem.
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