Maywood cop fatally shot

Maywood cop fatally shot

There are 52 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 24, 2006, titled Maywood cop fatally shot. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Maywood police officer was fatally shot while on duty late Monday, authorities said this morning.

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claude earl baker lll

United States

#22 Oct 29, 2006
The first pictures I saw were looking west, over the shoulders of the slain officerís shoulder on fox news wed morning. In the background saw the house that I and my father before me, grew up in. I know you canít go home, but you always look at your old neighborhood as sort of a wondrous place filled with all the beautiful people that helped build who you are! Please bless and keep this true civil servantsí memory, and family, alive and well in your dreams in the hopes for a better tomorrow.
An old resident
CPD

Goodland, IN

#23 Oct 30, 2006
claude earl baker lll wrote:
The first pictures I saw were looking west, over the shoulders of the slain officerís shoulder on fox news wed morning. In the background saw the house that I and my father before me, grew up in. I know you canít go home, but you always look at your old neighborhood as sort of a wondrous place filled with all the beautiful people that helped build who you are! Please bless and keep this true civil servantsí memory, and family, alive and well in your dreams in the hopes for a better tomorrow.
An old resident
Very well written. I know what you mean about "home." I see my hometown turning as well. I know someday it will pain me to see what it has become. God bless Officer Woods.
Myriam

Oak Lawn, IL

#24 Oct 30, 2006
RIP OFFICER WOODS wrote:
Aspro sthanatos wrote:
In the wrong place, at the right time. Guess the dead slug didn't have much of a head left, after getting plugged six times. Did they find his head? Must have been a gruesome sight with all those caps busted into his uniform. Whoever did it must like dogs, because they didn't bother the police "pooch" that was in the car. Who gets the pooch? Is he available for adoption? Is the pooch trained to sniff for drugs? Could be a good adoption
THEY SHOULD FIND YOU AND QUESTION YOU HOW WOULD YOU KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THE OFFICER AND TALK ABOUT HIM AND REFER TO HIM AS A SLUG AND COME ON THE PAGE AND WRITE ABOUT HIM IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED ATTETION I BET IT WAS YOU RIGHT LOOKING FOR ATTENTION AND THEN ASKING ABOUT THE DOG AND EVERYTHING YOU MAKING EVERYONE QUESTION YOU HOW CAN HE BE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME WHEN HE WAS TRYING TO GET THE STUPID ASS KINGS OUT OF MAYWOOD THEY SHOULD ALL JUST ROT IN HELL FOR KILLING EVERYONE THEY DO THEY KILLED BY BOY GERMAN AND WAT MAKES US THINK THEY WOULDNT KILL AN OFFICER COME ON KNOW THEIR IS ALWAYS PEOPLE OUT IN THE CORNIE ON 6TH AND ERIE AND YOU GON TELL ME THAT NOONE SAW THAT IS SOME BULLSHIT SOMEONE HAD TO SEE SOMETHING AND YOU STUPID PEOPLE DONT WANT TO TAKE PEOPLE THAT DONT TALK ARE ONLY MAKING MAYWOOD WORST
First of all, don't accuse anyone without evidence. From news reports and police press releases they have someone in custody "a person of interest" and it doesn't look to be "latin king related" , there were witnesses who saw something, and even a former cop is being investigated. I hate it when people assume things when it could be something else completely. Unitl someone is formally charged, don't assume a certain person/s did it or why. Let the police take care of that, that is their job right?
Vicki

Nemo, SD

#26 Oct 30, 2006
Not enough guts to faace this young officers family, or the people that loved him. You are not a King of anything put scared to death that he may clean up Maywood.
From A Family member

Nemo, SD

#27 Oct 30, 2006
You must be a gutless person to have murdered my nephew that way, no guts, nothing more than an animal yourself. Did it make you feel like a big person,you will get yours in the end.I hope you rot in hell, since you don't have the guts to face any of Officer Wood's family & admit how very stupid , ignorant & unfeeling you are. To bad that is the only way you can get any attention. Some people are just sicko's. You give caring people a bad name that are trying to take back a community.I hope to god you are not from Maywood. I should come back there to finish the work he started. No more corrupt police officers(only a few,but that is all that it takes.) We need to remove all the gang members, drugs & prostitution, Maywood can become a beautiful town again. It really makes me sad that your Top Officials in that community look the other way,& take bribes to turn there heads or are afraid to stand up to these people , no one has any respect for themselves, that do this. Hopefully I am wrong, anyone who wants to change this can make it happen, if you believe in your own community. Get rid of the people that make your streets unsafe for your children & elderly. Be proud of your community again so as my nephew didn't die in vain trying to make your community safe again for the good people of Maywood.Anyone can contact me & I will help in anyway I can to take your community back as a tribute to my nephew Officer Thomas Wood. A very special young man.We do it one step at a time.We will walk down the main street hand in hand & let everyone know that you are taking your town back & make it a safe place to live again.For your children & families,& for Officer Wood & his family.
attention coward

West Lafayette, IN

#29 Nov 7, 2006
WHOEVER DID THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A POWERLESS, POOR, UNDESSERVING OF LIFE COWARD!!! YOU WILL GET YOURS IF NOT ON THIS EARTH THE DAY YOU TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH, A GHOSTLY FIGURE IN BLACK WILL APPEAR AND DRAG YOUR POOR SOUL THOUSANDS OF METERS TO THE PIT OF HELL WHERE YOU WILL DWELL FOR ALL ETERNITY IN PAIN, AND SORROW. YOU KNOW WHAT MR. COWARD? IF YOU HAVE ANY PARENTS, OR ANY FAMILY, FRIENDS PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE, BETTER ENJOY THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE LEFT ON THIS EARTH WITH THEM BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU. GETTING CAUGHT OR DYING, BUT EITHER WAY THERE IS TURNING BACK FOR WHAT YOU DID. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, YOUR CLOCK BEGINS TICKING TODAY. FROM ME TO YOU, GOODBYE MR. COWARD.
a solution

United States

#30 Nov 7, 2006
i was born and raised in maywood and yes maywood used to be a very nice place to live back when the tastee freeze on madison(now owned by rock of ages)was open when you would see kids lined up to buy ice cream and sykes where you would get penny candy.i grew up on twelth and madison where now is infested with criminal activity. i remmember when there was a time when i could be on the next block doin something mischevious being a kid and another parent would actually scold me and come to my house to tell my mom. everyone knew everyone and everyone looked out for each other kids. you dont see that no more. we will walk right pass kids fighting or whatever and say nothing.i have been in public places and hear 9year old kids cursing like sailors.the problem is now adays you have kids raising kids.in my day when you seen an adult you would say mr or mrs there is no more respect.alot of this sad to say is the parents fault i have two young kids myself both honor roll students. i dont live in a glamorous part of the city im right here!my kids have seen and heard violence. but you must talk to your kids daily!find out what they r up to.if you as a parent dont talk to your kids they will end up getting negative info.to sum it all up start in your home and i think if you do that it would possibly control alot of these senseless murders because its these young kids thats doin it there is no one else to blame but us parents.
maywood

Chesterton, IN

#31 Nov 7, 2006
Myriam wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all, don't accuse anyone without evidence. From news reports and police press releases they have someone in custody "a person of interest" and it doesn't look to be "latin king related" , there were witnesses who saw something, and even a former cop is being investigated. I hate it when people assume things when it could be something else completely. Unitl someone is formally charged, don't assume a certain person/s did it or why. Let the police take care of that, that is their job right?
I don't care if it was a king or not the best place for gang members is in stateville. People are tire of these thugs. There is a comment from someone tired of seeing kids hanging out on 5th ave and quincy. There is no defending a gang member. If someone wants to hang out and shoot dice they can stay in their backyard.
friend

Algonquin, IL

#32 Nov 10, 2006
we will miss you, you will always be honored
MAYWOOD SHITHOLE

Melrose Park, IL

#33 Nov 11, 2006

Maywood is a shithole over ran by drug dealers and gangbangers (GD's, Vice lords, Four Courner Hustlers,Latin Kings, Mafia, New Breeds, ect. oh And Imperial Gangsters who dont live there but come from Franklin Park A.K.A THE JUNGLE and shoots up the town !) On oneside of the tracks u have mexicans half are illegale wet backs majority high school drop outs with kids! and on the other Ghetto ass porch monkeys Who cant speak proper english and prefer Ebonicks and blame everything on the whiteMan and in between is your white trailer trash! You can purchase a 4 bedroom brick home with a basement for $120,000! Maywood police officers starting salary is about $35,000 and increases after 18 months to $40,000! No college experience needed G.E.D.s are welcomed! 3 out of 5 officers are currpt and think they are above the law! Please save your money and DO NOT MOVE TO GAYWOOD!
MAYWOOD SHITHOLE

Melrose Park, IL

#34 Nov 11, 2006
Maywood is a shithole over ran by drug dealers and gangbangers (GD's, Vice lords, Four Courner Hustlers,Latin Kings, Mafia, New Breeds, ect. oh And Imperial Gangsters who dont live there but come from Franklin Park A.K.A THE JUNGLE and shoots up the town !) On oneside of the tracks u have mexicans half are illegale wet backs majority high school drop outs with kids! and on the other Ghetto ass porch monkeys Who cant speak proper english and prefer Ebonicks and blame everything on the whiteMan and in between is your white trailer trash! You can purchase a 4 bedroom brick home with a basement for $120,000! Maywood police officers starting salary is about $35,000 and increases after 18 months to $40,000! No college experience needed G.E.D.s are welcomed! 3 out of 5 officers are currpt and think they are above the law! Please save your money and DO NOT MOVE TO GAYWOOD!
MAYWOOD SHITHOLE

Melrose Park, IL

#35 Nov 11, 2006
Maywood is a shithole over ran by drug dealers and gangbangers (GD's, Vice lords, Four Courner Hustlers,Latin Kings, Mafia, New Breeds, ect. oh And Imperial Gangsters who dont live there but come from Franklin Park A.K.A THE JUNGLE and shoots up the town !) On oneside of the tracks u have mexicans half are illegale wet backs majority high school drop outs with kids! and on the other Ghetto ass porch monkeys Who cant speak proper english and prefer Ebonicks and blame everything on the whiteMan and in between is your white trailer trash! You can purchase a 4 bedroom brick home with a basement for $120,000! Maywood police officers starting salary is about $35,000 and increases after 18 months to $40,000! No college experience needed G.E.D.s are welcomed! 3 out of 5 officers are currpt and think they are above the law! Please save your money and DO NOT MOVE TO GAYWOOD!
maywood

Chesterton, IN

#36 Nov 12, 2006
MAYWOOD SHITHOLE wrote:
Maywood is a shithole over ran by drug dealers and gangbangers (GD's, Vice lords, Four Courner Hustlers,Latin Kings, Mafia, New Breeds, ect. oh And Imperial Gangsters who dont live there but come from Franklin Park A.K.A THE JUNGLE and shoots up the town !) On oneside of the tracks u have mexicans half are illegale wet backs majority high school drop outs with kids! and on the other Ghetto ass porch monkeys Who cant speak proper english and prefer Ebonicks and blame everything on the whiteMan and in between is your white trailer trash! You can purchase a 4 bedroom brick home with a basement for $120,000! Maywood police officers starting salary is about $35,000 and increases after 18 months to $40,000! No college experience needed G.E.D.s are welcomed! 3 out of 5 officers are currpt and think they are above the law! Please save your money and DO NOT MOVE TO GAYWOOD!
so why the hostility did you get arrested in maywood after trying to buy drugs?
not all the cops are bad nor all the people. and for your information MANY police forces do not require a college degree.
maywood

Hanover Park, IL

#37 Nov 12, 2006
IM NOT GONNA EVEN WAIST MY TIME ON THIS ONE THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR BRINGING HIS WIFE TO MAYWOOD. ONCE YOU GO BLACK YOU NEVER GO BACK SHITHOLE. LOL
maywood

Chesterton, IN

#38 Nov 13, 2006
maywood wrote:
IM NOT GONNA EVEN WAIST MY TIME ON THIS ONE THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR BRINGING HIS WIFE TO MAYWOOD. ONCE YOU GO BLACK YOU NEVER GO BACK SHITHOLE. LOL
first neither were black and murder is never deserved go away stay away.
maywood 1

Hanover Park, IL

#39 Nov 13, 2006
THIS RACIST GUY REALLY HAS ALOT OF PROBLEMS WITH BLACK AND HISPANICS THROUGH ALL THE RACIST THINGS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IN MY LIFE I HAVE NEVER HAD THAT MUCH HATE.THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE OUR REALLY PITIFUL. THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN A BLACK OR HISPANIC PERSON MIGHT HAVE TO SAVE YOUR WORTHLESS LIFE. AND THE COMMENT MADE WAS REFERRING TO THE RACIST IDIOT MAYBE THE RACIST(SHITHOLE)DID BRING HIS WIFE TO MAYWOOD AND LEFT HIM FOR A BLACK OR HISPANIC MAN.OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE DID SOMETHING TO HIM.
maywood 1

Hanover Park, IL

#40 Nov 13, 2006
QUOTE who="maywood quoted text>
[first neither were black and murder is never deserved go away stay away THIS RACIST GUY REALLY HAS ALOT OF PROBLEMS WITH BLACK AND HISPANICS THROUGH ALL THE RACIST THINGS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IN MY LIFE I HAVE NEVER HAD THAT MUCH HATE.THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE OUR REALLY PITIFUL. THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN A BLACK OR HISPANIC PERSON MIGHT HAVE TO SAVE YOUR WORTHLESS LIFE. AND THE COMMENT MADE WAS REFERRING TO THE RACIST IDIOT MAYBE THE RACIST(SHITHOLE)DID BRING HIS WIFE TO MAYWOOD AND LEFT HIM FOR A BLACK OR HISPANIC MAN.OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE DID SOMETHING TO HIM.]
maywood resident

Oak Lawn, IL

#43 Feb 12, 2007
YOU GUYS NNED TO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. LIKE BARNEY.. IT WASNT GANG RELATED IT WAS AN X OFFICER THAT GUNNED HIM DOWN. HE WAS SHOT WITH SUCH PERCISION THAT WHOEVER WAS BEHIND THE TRIGGER HAD MUCH EXPIERIENCE. IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING OUT DONT COMMENT...
Toms neice

Littleton, CO

#44 Feb 18, 2007
I love you Uncle Tommy.
We all miss you so much!
Keep watching over us.
i love you!!
roger gomez

Pueblo, CO

#45 Mar 4, 2007
Asprosthanatos wrote:
In the wrong place, at the right time. Guess the dead slug didn't have much of a head left, after getting plugged six times. Did they find his head? Must have been a gruesome sight with all those caps busted into his uniform. Whoever did it must like dogs, because they didn't bother the police "pooch" that was in the car. Who gets the pooch? Is he available for adoption? Is the pooch trained to sniff for drugs? Could be a good adoption.
you are a coward hidng behind a computer... please amke yourself known so I can kick your ass

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