2017 March 15 Lunch
May 17th 2017 lunch welcomed our newest retiree Al Marks!
An invitation is extended to all of our retirees who are in the area, to please stop in at the Station and say hello. You have never been forgotten and your names have been engraved on a plaque which stands in the main hallway of the police station.Your names and stories (many exaggerated) still echo in our hallways.
Chief Tony Scarpelli
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for lunch
We have a lot of laughs and
it's always fun when we get together!!
Looking forward to seeing you
at Johnny's in 2020!
2020 Dates will be the
The 3rd Wednesday
of the month
at Johnny's Tap
1740 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone: (847) 699-9999
12:30 cocktails 1:00 lunch
January 18, 2017
July 19th lunch group, if you're not in the picture we hope to see you soon!
We are saddened to get word of the recent death of
E. John Potempa of Bloomingdale, a longtime member of the Illinois Chiefs and the retired Bloomingdale chief.
John was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. He served his community as a police officer in Skokie, Rosemont, and finally in Bloomingdale, where he became Chief of Police. John was an investigator for the DuPage County Public Defenders Office for many years. His passion for investigation led him to open his own business, PPI – Potempa Private Investigations.
John was involved with many fraternal and political organizations, including The DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, ASIS, American Legion, Past Commander of the Alvin W. Koehn 5813 VFW, Bloomingdale Township Republican Party, and the DuPage County Republican Party.
He was the beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Janz), the beloved father of Michael (the late Jim) Fracaro and Sandi Potempa. Playful Grand “Puppa” to Blue, Amber, and Smooch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Charlotte, his sisters Yvonne (Ed) Bradtke and Yolanda (Stanley) Oman.
A proud resident of Bloomingdale, John served as President of the Westlake Townhome Owners Association for many years.
Visitation will be at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapel, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle, IL 60172, on Thursday, July 30 from 3PM – 9PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 31, at 9:30 AM St. Isidore Church, 427 W. Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale, IL. Interment Private.
Donations may be made to The 100 Club of DuPage County, www.hundredclubofdupage.org, can be made in his name.
Salerno’s Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Prayers and final viewing will begin at 8:30 AM Friday, July 31, at the Funeral Home. During visiting hours, it is recommended to follow the State of Illinois guidelines limiting gathering. Guests should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Photos from Yesteryear
February 15, 2017, not pictured Johnny Johnson and Gary Reiter
Standing from left to right Carl Bock, Jack Knish, Johnny Johnson, Hank O'Connell and Fred Bolin. Seated left to right Kathy Cherry, Mike Maher, Deb Danecki, Jerry Axel and Ron Baran
The Retirement Party is cancelled for 9/25/2020
it is being rescheduled to 2021
Enjoy pictures of friends from our 2018 lunches
Pension Board Members
David Pawlak - Active Member
Sergio Marino - Active Member
Terry Shiel - Retiree Member
Dan Ryan- Village Appointed Trustee
Harold Primack - Village Appointed Trustee
Laura Werner - Clerk for Pension Board
SPD Sgt. Ervin Garcia appeared in a full page ad for Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in the June 2018 issue of American Police Beat.
Feb 2019 lunch
To our fair weather friends...neither rain or storm or sleet or hail will keep us away;)
A great picture from the collection of Bob Weick circa 1975
Hey guys and girls, when you come across pictures
send them on in!
April 19, 2017 lunch
Click the link below to watch the
Skokie Police Lip Synch Challenge
It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Robert LaMantia. Bob has been privately battling cancer for a little over a year. Bob was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019 and has had two stem cell transplants this past year. Bob was to begin another round of chemotherapy this week and on Saturday August 2nd Bob had collapsed at home. Bob was transported to Glenbrook Hospital where he had passed.
There are no immediate plans, but it is anticipated that the family will have a memorial service in about 6 months. I was told Bob’s obituary will be in next Sundays Tribune and on Legacy.com.
Please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts and prayers, he will be dearly missed.
Bob began his career here in Wilmette in 1980. He served in patrol, investigation and research and development before his promotion to Sergeant in 1993. Bob was promoted to Commander in 1995 and attended the FBI National Academy #189 in 1997. Bob ultimately rose to the rank of Deputy Chief where he served both in the Patrol Division and Services. Bob retired as Deputy Chief in 2006 after 26 years with the Village. Bob began his second career as Chief of Police with the Lincolnwood Police Department. Bob served an additional 11 years before his retirement in 2017.
Our February lunch group welcomed old friends Fred Bolin and Hank O'Connell