The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police is doing their part in helping the tragic incident of officers Ella French and Carlos Yanez.
Join us and enjoy a day of family, support, love and fun. Donations will be taken at the door and will go directly to the Yanez and French families.
Two people have been charged in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Officer Ella French who was killed during a traffic stop in West Englewood.
“She was courageous, spontaneous,” said CPD Officer Erica Hernandez, fighting tears. “She was an amazing person to be around. Traffic stops have always been a tough thing for police because you know what you’re doing but you have no idea what that person is, if they’re wanted for some heinous crime,” said Phil Cline, executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. “They have a gun in this case here. so you’ve got to approach each traffic stop like that, and that’s tough.”
A vigil to support Officer French’s partner was held outside the hospital, as his family remains at his bedside while he fought for his life.
The officer, who just got released from rehab, has been on the job since August 2014. Friends say he is 39 years old and married with a young son.
Months after he was critically wounded in a shooting that killed his partner, Chicago Police Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. was released from a rehabilitation center Thursday, with a big celebration.
Officers lined the doorways of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, cheering and holding signs as Yanez was wheeled out in a wheelchair. Bagpipes played, officers saluted, and a mariachi band performed as he was escorted to a limousine.
“It’s great with all my family and friends thank you for all the support,” Yanez said.
Enjoy a day full of love, music and a lot of great food. There is nothing better then surrounding yourself with good energy fun music and tasty food. Support the French and Yanez family by helping to donate.
Join us for the ILFOP 10-1 benefit and help support the families of our treasured officers who were lost. All donations will be given to both families of Carlos Yanez and Ella French. Donations for the families will be appreciated at the door
For any questions involving our benefit feel free to contact Rick caballero.
Phone: ( 773-551-5074 )
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), founded over 100 years ago in 1915, is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States.
With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is also the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. Additionally, the Illinois FOP is the second largest State Lodge, proudly representing over 33,000 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide.