McCarthy Named Illinois Chief Of The Year


SPRINGFIELD-----The first recipient of the Chief Of The Year Award has been chosen by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Timothy McCarthy of Orland Park is the winner.

The award is for leadership in law enforcement, leadership in his own police department, and service to the association. McCarthy began his law enforcement career 44 years ago when he was appointed an agent with the United States Secret Service in 1972. Early in his career, he did investigative work while assigned to the Chicago field office.

McCarthy protected President Ronald Reagan on March 31, 1981 when he was shot in the line of duty during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. McCarthy recovered from serious injuries.

McCarthy has been chief in Orland Park since 1994. He will receive the Chief Of The Year Award April 22 during the association's Annual Awards Banquet in Schaumburg.

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