State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are pleased to recognize milestone events in
 4    the lives of the citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, It has come to our  attention  that  William  J.
 6    Gallagher  retired  from  his duties as Chief of the Winnetka
 7    Police Department on October  15,  2001  after  30  years  of
 8    devoted public service; and

 9        WHEREAS,  William  J. Gallagher began his career with the
10    Winnetka Police Department as a patrol  officer  in  June  of
11    1971;  he  was  promoted  to the rank of Sergeant in 1976, to
12    Lieutenant in 1986, and  was  assigned  to  the  position  of
13    Director  of Police Operations in 1992; on February 24, 1993,
14    he was officially appointed Chief of Police of  the  Winnetka
15    Police Department; and

16        WHEREAS,  Chief Gallagher received his bachelor's degree,
17    with  honors,  from  Northeastern  Illinois  University;   he
18    attended the Administrative Officers Course at the University
19    of  Louisville  in 1979, is a graduate of the F.B.I. National
20    Academy (1987) and has completed  numerous  criminal  justice
21    courses  at  the  Police  Training  Institute,  University of
22    Illinois, and Northwestern  Traffic  Institute,  Northwestern
23    University; and

24        WHEREAS,  Chief  Gallagher  enlisted in the United States
25    Army in 1966, completed  Officer  Candidate  School  at  Fort
26    Sill,  Oklahoma  in  1967,  and  was  commissioned  a  Second
27    Lieutenant;  he  served  as  a  Platoon Leader in Europe and,
28    later, as a Platoon  Leader  and  Company  Commander  in  the
29    Republic  of  Vietnam  in  1968 and 1969; he left active duty
30    with the rank of Captain and was awarded a Bronze Star and an
31    Army Commendation Medal; and
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 1        WHEREAS, While police chief of the Village  of  Winnetka,
 2    Chief  Gallagher  was  an active member and past President of
 3    the North Suburban Chiefs Association, the Northern  Illinois
 4    Police   Crime   Laboratory,   both   the  Illinois  and  the
 5    International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the F.B.I.
 6    National Academy Associates; he also served  as  Chairman  of
 7    the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Chief  Gallagher and his wife live in Winnetka;
 9    they  have  three  adult  daughters  and   three   grandsons;
10    therefore, be it

13    we congratulate Chief William J. Gallagher on his  retirement
14    after  30 years of devoted public service to the residents of
15    Winnetka and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors;
16    and be ot further

17        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
18    presented  to  Chief William J. Gallagher as an expression of
19    our esteem.

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