Ed Stapinski was a good cop!

Ed Stapinski was a good cop!

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Waldo

Romeoville, IL

#1 Dec 24, 2009
His life and dreams came to an end very sad...Along with Mr. Wong his life and dreams were shattered...very very sad.
Lockport Opinion

Aurora, IL

#2 Dec 24, 2009
Waldo wrote:
His life and dreams came to an end very sad...Along with Mr. Wong his life and dreams were shattered...very very sad.
You may be right, but the difference is that one recklessly shattered those dreams and one was an innocent bystander. Reckless behavior erases an entire life of good intentions.

We should all remember this during the holiday season when we are all out celebrating - PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.
concerned mom

Lockport, IL

#4 Dec 24, 2009
This has impacted 2 familes and I pray for both of them.
It is a tragedy on both sides. Obviously Mr. Stapinski has a bad problem with alcohol or he would have never gotten behind the wheel of a car. I have a son who is 21 years old who has been attending AA meetings for about 8 months. I thank God everyday that he did not do anything as tragic as this!! It is hard to understand the side of the alcoholic but it is a disease and the guilt which Mr Stapinski must live with is unbearable. My heart goes out to everyone involved with this and to the victims family. This can happen in anyones family. This is a terribly sad situation as the above post states for all involved.
Lockport Opinion

Aurora, IL

#5 Dec 24, 2009
concerned mom wrote:
This has impacted 2 familes and I pray for both of them.
It is a tragedy on both sides. Obviously Mr. Stapinski has a bad problem with alcohol or he would have never gotten behind the wheel of a car. I have a son who is 21 years old who has been attending AA meetings for about 8 months. I thank God everyday that he did not do anything as tragic as this!! It is hard to understand the side of the alcoholic but it is a disease and the guilt which Mr Stapinski must live with is unbearable. My heart goes out to everyone involved with this and to the victims family. This can happen in anyones family. This is a terribly sad situation as the above post states for all involved.
Your son is a very mature man who obviously has people who care about him, but I think you are assuming that Mr. Stapinski is an alcoholic. Not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, many of them are just being stupid.

We know he was being reckless, let's not assume he had a disease that caused him to act stupid.

God bless you and your family for identifying a problem and taking the proper steps to work on fixing the problem. Your son probably has a long road ahead of him, but he sounds like he has the support he needs to succeed.
acoholism defeated Ed

AOL

#6 Dec 24, 2009
concerned mom wrote:
This has impacted 2 familes and I pray for both of them.
It is a tragedy on both sides. Obviously Mr. Stapinski has a bad problem with alcohol or he would have never gotten behind the wheel of a car. I have a son who is 21 years old who has been attending AA meetings for about 8 months. I thank God everyday that he did not do anything as tragic as this!! It is hard to understand the side of the alcoholic but it is a disease and the guilt which Mr Stapinski must live with is unbearable. My heart goes out to everyone involved with this and to the victims family. This can happen in anyones family. This is a terribly sad situation as the above post states for all involved.
Stapinski acoholism also led him to the beginning process of losing the house he grew up in. Although he made great money as a Lockport officer, the money went into the nearest bar and not his real estate taxes. He paid no real estates taxes, missed both payments and on September 22, 2009 the taxes were sold. When mortgages payments are not paid, foreclosure will be right behind.

Since: Oct 09

Lisle, IL

#7 Dec 24, 2009
acoholism defeated Ed wrote:
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Stapinski acoholism also led him to the beginning process of losing the house he grew up in. Although he made great money as a Lockport officer, the money went into the nearest bar and not his real estate taxes. He paid no real estates taxes, missed both payments and on September 22, 2009 the taxes were sold. When mortgages payments are not paid, foreclosure will be right behind.
How would you possibly know this information? This kind of information isn't normally found by google. There is no reason for you to post such information.
No one needs to know about his financial problems. Most people have financial problems especially with this economy. It gives you no right to produce such information.
Your "inside" information on his financial records have nothing to do with the case against him.
You are completely off-topic.

Since: Oct 09

Lisle, IL

#10 Dec 24, 2009
You Stupid Fool wrote:
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This is public information published in newspapers when taxes are sold or homes are auctioned.
They will state when a home is in a foreclosure state, but NOT when someone missed one or two payments.
Lockport Porter Mom

Lemont, IL

#12 Dec 24, 2009
You Stupid Fool wrote:
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Re-read the post. He isn't talking about missing mortgage payments, he's talking about missing both installments of his real estate taxes.
NO one cares about what kind of a cop he was (that information is played out at the recent bar incident which ultimately leads to the death of a young man). There is such a thing as honor when you are a police officer, fireman, teacher, etc. These people are looked up to by the youth of our country. We can sit here and talk about this but--IT IS ALL UP TO A JUDGE IN CHICAGO, NOT US! You can throw your rose petals all you want and your compliments, it will mean nothing to the judge and the jury. What it does mean is this is a man who wore the badge, insulted the uniform when not on duty, recklessly and yes, selfishly, drank and drank and drank. Then got in a car and drove 80 miles per hour recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic and finally killing someone! Whether in uniform or whatever, that is a reckless act. This guy evidently had a lot of issues and drank all the time and got drunk probably more often than not. This time he was not as lucky to make it home, instead someone died. I say he needs to take his judgment like a real man and take whatever punishment the court gives him. What would have happened if he made it home, he surely would have done it again. No, he is not an honorable man, a good cop ? but a good man, no, no, no! This is my opinion and his friends, relatives, etc. can say what they want but it is all up to the JUDGE and not them!
this is stupid

Lake Zurich, IL

#13 Dec 24, 2009
The Cats Meow1 wrote:
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How would you possibly know this information? This kind of information isn't normally found by google. There is no reason for you to post such information.
No one needs to know about his financial problems. Most people have financial problems especially with this economy. It gives you no right to produce such information.
Your "inside" information on his financial records have nothing to do with the case against him.
You are completely off-topic.
Although it is off topic and irrelevant, alot of that information is availble on the internet. They even post a list of people who owe property taxes in the Herald News once a year. I think people are bringing up whatever they can find to prove to all of the people who keep defending him how much of an idiot he is. Lots of people are struggling right now but he still HAD his job and maybe should have spent more time being responsible instead of being irresponsible. And if he did that in the first place, maybe he wouldn't have gotten into this mess.
Lockport Porter Mom

Lemont, IL

#14 Dec 24, 2009
We are talking about a man losing a life here. The focus is not on Mr. Stapinski, it is on what he did and how wrong it is. Doesn't honor count anymore? Doesn't being a police officer sworn to help and serve the public mean anything? Do you get off work and act like a drunken bum and drive recklessly and having people stick for you no matter what. What in the world does he need to do--kill two people on the highway with his reckless driving and drunken stuper. Sorry, folks, it is up to the judge not you. No one cares about his finances, no one cares that he got up every day and went to work like most Americans, but what we do care about is that he INSULTED the position in life that he was suppose to honor. How many times do you see nurses and doctors off duty doing something for someone like the Dr. who delivered the baby on an airplane. Or a paramedic helping someone. Or a teacher volunteering or doctors volunteering when they are not working. This guy may not have been working but he certainly was only thinking of himself and not others. He was just plain intoxicated and chose to drive at a fast speed thus killing an innocent person. What more can you say about his behavior, not much. Now the judge needs to decide. We teach children that there are consequences for bad actions, adults, esp. a police officer, knows the risks he took but took them anyway.
Daniel

Bolingbrook, IL

#15 Dec 24, 2009
Lockport Porter Mom wrote:
Sorry, folks, it is up to the judge not you.
And it's not up to you, either. You haven't added anything new to this issue for days.

If you're so worked up over this incident, go help the Wong family or take up a collection for them.

Your time spent littering this forum with the same statements over and over surely could be better spent doing something productive for them.

Oh wait, now I get it... that would require you to actually work. You don't care THAT much.

You're just another typical cackling hen who does nothing but talk.
Unincorprated Port

Lisle, IL

#16 Dec 24, 2009
Lockport Porter Mom wrote:
We are talking about a man losing a life here. The focus is not on Mr. Stapinski, it is on what he did and how wrong it is. Doesn't honor count anymore? Doesn't being a police officer sworn to help and serve the public mean anything? Do you get off work and act like a drunken bum and drive recklessly and having people stick for you no matter what. What in the world does he need to do--kill two people on the highway with his reckless driving and drunken stuper. Sorry, folks, it is up to the judge not you. No one cares about his finances, no one cares that he got up every day and went to work like most Americans, but what we do care about is that he INSULTED the position in life that he was suppose to honor. How many times do you see nurses and doctors off duty doing something for someone like the Dr. who delivered the baby on an airplane. Or a paramedic helping someone. Or a teacher volunteering or doctors volunteering when they are not working. This guy may not have been working but he certainly was only thinking of himself and not others. He was just plain intoxicated and chose to drive at a fast speed thus killing an innocent person. What more can you say about his behavior, not much. Now the judge needs to decide. We teach children that there are consequences for bad actions, adults, esp. a police officer, knows the risks he took but took them anyway.
Judge needs to send his arrogant, innocent person killing butt up the river
VIEWPOINTER

Lemont, IL

#17 Dec 25, 2009
Daniel wrote:
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And it's not up to you, either. You haven't added anything new to this issue for days.
If you're so worked up over this incident, go help the Wong family or take up a collection for them.
Your time spent littering this forum with the same statements over and over surely could be better spent doing something productive for them.
Oh wait, now I get it... that would require you to actually work. You don't care THAT much.
You're just another typical cackling hen who does nothing but talk.
Another relative or his friend, your views are the same as always, but guess what you do not count. None of us count, but you and your rose petals do not count. You are one of those who go after the people that are against such conduct of a cop? and then tend to persecute them. The Wong family will do quite well getting justice for their relative from Mr. Stapinski. Merry Christmas, are you going up to Chicago to visit today?
VIEWPOINTER

Lemont, IL

#18 Dec 25, 2009
Unincorprated Port wrote:
<quoted text>Judge needs to send his arrogant, innocent person killing butt up the river
The truth hurts, doesnt it? Better read the Herald News site, his relaatives and more likely friends are losing on the internet so they are becoming desperate to prove something, which does not count!
Just wondering

United States

#19 Dec 25, 2009
Lockport Porter Mom wrote:
<quoted text> NO one cares about what kind of a cop he was (that information is played out at the recent bar incident which ultimately leads to the death of a young man). There is such a thing as honor when you are a police officer, fireman, teacher, etc. These people are looked up to by the youth of our country. We can sit here and talk about this but--IT IS ALL UP TO A JUDGE IN CHICAGO, NOT US! You can throw your rose petals all you want and your compliments, it will mean nothing to the judge and the jury. What it does mean is this is a man who wore the badge, insulted the uniform when not on duty, recklessly and yes, selfishly, drank and drank and drank. Then got in a car and drove 80 miles per hour recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic and finally killing someone! Whether in uniform or whatever, that is a reckless act. This guy evidently had a lot of issues and drank all the time and got drunk probably more often than not. This time he was not as lucky to make it home, instead someone died. I say he needs to take his judgment like a real man and take whatever punishment the court gives him. What would have happened if he made it home, he surely would have done it again. No, he is not an honorable man, a good cop ? but a good man, no, no, no! This is my opinion and his friends, relatives, etc. can say what they want but it is all up to the JUDGE and not them!
It's not up to you either!
Just wondering

United States

#20 Dec 25, 2009
You goofy people who "throw stones" need to realize that many of your actions, related to alcohol or not, are "reckless" on any given day. This wonderful young man will pay the price for his recklessness and more just because of his profession. Although his actions were "reckless" there was no malicious intent in his actions. Unlike many of you malious people. He did not purposely cause harm to anyone like the child rapists and abusive husbands that cause harm to people on purpose and get away with it. It is sad for everyone, and the next time all of you wonderful people who are NEVER reckless cause harm to someone on accident, I guess your comments might come back to bite you in the ass. You better put your cell phones down, stop texting, quit putting on your lipstick, stop turning around and yelling at your kids, all while you drive, because that is reckless. He was reckless and he will pay dearly, but you are all reckless as well on any given day.
Just wondering

United States

#21 Dec 25, 2009
And to all you people who post "must be a family member or friend" everytime someone defends this man, well you are probably right. That is exactly what family and friends are for, they are there for you in your deepest times of trouble. So, many of you probably don't have ANY good, loving family and friends if you are going to pass judgement on him because he does. He will do his time, survive because of the love of his many family and friends and he will hopefully move on with his life.
kathy

Arlington Heights, IL

#22 Dec 25, 2009
I think you all need to practice not judging, forgiving and feeling compassion just as humans. Have compassion for all parties involved. Fine you have opinions arragant, drunk etc. just feel bad and hope he gets help and that the Wong family finds solice.
none

Lemont, IL

#23 Dec 25, 2009
You Stupid Fool wrote:
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If you consider them equal (life and dreams shattered), then you are one stupid fool. Condolences to the Wong family. Stapinski can go to hell.
You have nothing better to do with your life than put people down during this holiday season. If either of their families read these comments by you they would disagree. The Wong's are never going to get him back and bad mouthing the Ed isn't going to make things better. He's going to get justice, but you're taking it to a different level. My guess is you weren't loved enough as a child.
Trout

Anaheim, CA

#24 Dec 25, 2009
"Ed Stapinski was a good cop!"

And Joh Wayne Gacey was good at what He did to.What's Your point?
R.I.P. Johnny I miss You.

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