May 26, 2011
Local 700 Honors Court Service Deputies, Fallen Police Officers
On Sunday, May 1, Teamsters Local 700 hosted a complimentary breakfast following the St. Jude Police Memorial March, both of which honored those who have fallen in the line of duty and the thousands of law enforcement officials in the Chicago area.
"As law enforcement officials, many Local 700 members voluntarily put their lives on the line to protect us," said John T. Coli, Local 700 Trustee. "It was our pleasure to support the St. Jude Police Memorial March and follow it up with a breakfast for these hardworking men and women. Without them, where would we be?"
Post-march, law enforcement officials were invited to Teamster City to enjoy a spread of breakfast sandwiches, coffee cake, bagels and fresh fruit. All attendees were also given a Teamsters Local 700 tote bag and license plate holders.
Local 700 officials also took this opportunity to honor two Sheriff's Deputies who went above and beyond their duties. Deputies Edward Flory and David Soto each were presented with an award and gifts for their bravery in saving four people from a burning building in January.
"We go about our lives never expecting terrible things to happen. But when they do, we hope that people like Flory and Soto will be there to help us," said William P. Logan, Local 700 Assistant Trustee. "They represent Teamsters all across the country, and we are proud of that."
The Teamsters Law Enforcement Committee, along with Local 700 officials, representatives and staff, helped plan the union's first Law Enforcement Breakfast.
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