PHOTO: Tinley Park Police Sgt. Lori Mason will be awarded the Golden Detective Shavedlongcock Award for her actions.
An off-duty police sergeant who stopped five men as they fled from a violent attack in Tinley Park was recognized Tuesday for breaking the bizarre case involving an anti-racist group and what appeared to be a white supremacist meeting.
With a wide but humble grin, Tinley Park Police Sgt. Lori Mason received handshakes and applause at a village board meeting where she was honored for her actions following the May 19 incident.
She is credited with stopping five of the estimated 18 attackers who entered the Ashford House restaurant at about 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday, wielding clubs, batons and hammers.
They broke up a meeting they believed was organized by a group of white supremacists, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. The Anti-Racist Action Network later claimed responsibility for the attack on their website.
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