Monday, May 21, 2012

Chicago Police Chaplain Rev. Dan Brandt : Chicago Cops 'keeping chaos at bay'

God bless and God Protect all of our police chaplains... They are wonderful people that many police officers and their families have turned to during some very rough parts of our lives... THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

After preparing thousands of Chicago police officers Sunday morning to do “God's work,” Chicago Police Chaplain Dan Brandt delivered water to the men and women in blue helmets and bounced between emergency rooms to check on the dozens of colleagues injured Sunday and Monday.
“Before God created the world, there was chaos,” said Brandt, a Roman Catholic priest. “They are preserving what God created and keeping chaos at bay. They've been doing that for the last 36 hours.”

As hundreds of protesters hurled insults and bottles at police blocking their march toward the location of the NATO summit on Sunday, Brandt watched with awe from nearby street corners and wondered if prayer had anything to do with the restraint he watched officers display this weekend.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's truly a shame that a police chaplain has to wear a bullet proof vest!

God Bless Him for being there!

(and then we have father phlemgem that caters to the negro gangs and hides in the darkness when the shooting starts)

Tony the Tiger said...

I saw Fr. Brandt at 22nd and Cermak during the melee on Sunday and thanked him when he was there again at Boeing on Monday. I'm guessing he was going on as little sleep as the rest of us, cuz he looked like he was ready to kick some ass if he had to. (And then maybe give the Last Rites if necessary?) He was there FOR us and WITH us on the street in the thick of things. No fear, brother, we have your back as you have ours! I hope you're packing more than a Bible! Thank you Fr. Dan and the other chaplains for all you do for/with us.

Anonymous said...

God Bless the true chaplains. They are not in it for the publicity.

Anonymous said...

May 22, 2012 12:55 AM


You have it wrong. I understand your point but I think you do might be missing what Fr. Dan is doing.

Instead, please celebrate and praise the fact that Fr. Dan has a vest. It means he goes were we go, he is not afraid, he does not "gotta run" when there is adversity, fear or bullets flying.


I can tell you, from firsthand experience, that Fr. Dan is rock solid. He has been there for my family and I when we had a death in the family, he was there after I was in a shooting and he was there when I was hospitalized from an IOD. My Commander did not show up but the police Chaplin did - it says a lot about the man (both, really).

We are lucky to have such a dedicated priest there for us on the CPD.

Anonymous said...

It is common, after major incidents for some monday morning quarterbacking, here's mine;

To ALL of you that were in the Loop for the NATO summit, WELL DONE! You've made us ALL proud and acquitted yourselves with a great measure of professional success.

To the Bike Team, from the onset you've been remarkable in your handling of each situation that you were thrust into. To the Tier 1 guys, for as much ballbusting as you got from the rest of us (including myself), I salute you as well. You endured the slings and arrows and delivered the proper ass-whippings when required.
To the rest of you who held down the districts for 12 hour days (again, self included), it was my privilege to stand watch so that when the others got released, they could get the rest that they needed. Despite our own issues, both internal and external, we were a functioning cohesive force, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

The police and fire chaplains are cut from a different cloth than other people. I honestly don't know if I could do what they do.

My father a cop of 33 years(ret for12) and I a FF have both remarked that while our job is tough theirs is even tougher at times.

Anonymous said...

That is not a bullet proof vest it is just a cloth vest with is name and star. And father dan is top notch....

Anonymous said...

My respect to the chaplain...im not a p/o but my hat is off to all of you...Once again it was proven that CPD has the balls to defeat the enemy ! I was driving home on saturday night listning to that 101.1 news and they were reporting the woman stated.. Protesters clach with police ...and the protesters LOST... in a very funny way like she wasnted to laugh.. it sounded great... had a good ride home..THANK YOU ! by the way where was the SHERIFF at?

Anonymous said...

GOD Bless both CFD/CPD Chaplain's, and their staff.It is, and has been appreciated.
CPD (Ret)

Anonymous said...

Restraint had nothing to do with it. The Mayor is a pussy! Old Man, Hiz Honor, Daley would have said "SHOOT TO KILL" and that would have been done.

None of this soft-response bullshit.

God bless the CPD and all they do to protect us from the savages.

I Voted For Obama said...

Not bad for a Christian.....

Anonymous said...

"Yea tho we walk thru the valley of the cesspools of scum bags we fear NO EVIL for we are THE BADDEST MOTHERFUCKERS IN THE VALLEY"


CPD

Gentlemen,OUT FUCKIN STANDING work THIS WEEKEND. COULDNT HAVE BEEN PROUDER OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU

Anonymous said...

As an IL National Guardsman, myself and other soldiers were told in February that the NATO summit had the potential to be an all out shitstorm. I watched the protests, and the cops downtown showed an incredible amount of professionalism and restraint. I could hardly say the same for the hippies who wanted only to create chaos for their own selfish motives. A+!!!