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Sheriff Dart to Attend Ceremony Honoring Fallen Officers

May 6, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart will join the families of fallen officers as they remember those killed in the line of duty at the 15th Annual Cook County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. The hour-long ceremony starts at 11 a.m. on May 9 at the Cermak Woods Forest Preser... [Read More]

Woman Charged After Drugs Found in Luggage

A Minnesota woman has been charged with multiple felonies after a large amount of drugs were found in her luggage at O’Hare International Airport, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Cook County Sheriff’s Police were contacted by U.S Customs and Border Pr... [Read More]

Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

April 20, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a phone scam in which a caller claims to be a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. In this scam, the unknown offenders use a spoofing application to make it appear on Caller ID that the phone call is coming from a She... [Read More]

Harvey Man Arrested in Dixmoor Homicide

April 19, 2016

A 19-year-old man is facing murder charges following a South Suburban Major Crimes Taskforce Investigation, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Eduardo Ocampo, of Harvey, was arrested on Sunday, April 17, less than 36 hours after the homicide of Gabino Barrer... [Read More]