A name to re­mem­ber

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - PERSPECTIVE -

Ku­dos to the Chicago Tri­bune for tak­ing a stand against nam­ing pub­lic prop­er­ties for politi­cians. Now let us all come to­gether to honor those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for Chicago and its res­i­dents.

The new, un­der-con­struc­tion pub­lic high school in the Dun­ning neigh­bor­hood should be named for James M. O’Con­nor. “Jimmy” O’Con­nor was a Chicago res­i­dent, We­ber high school grad­u­ate, Marine Corps vet­eran and proud Chicago po­lice of­fi­cer. Of­fi­cer O’Con­nor was fa­tally shot Sept. 16, 1995, chas­ing an armed rob­ber while off duty in the Wrigleyville neigh­bor­hood.

What bet­ter ex­am­ple can one set for our young stu­dents than Of­fi­cer O’Con­nor did serv­ing our coun­try and great city? — Michael Sul­li­van, Chicago

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