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Full Text of HR1275  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Timothy L. Dotson on the
4occasion of his retirement from the Chicago Police Department;
6    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson was born in Chicago to Leroy and
7Ida Grace Dotson on June 5, 1966; he attended Frank L.
8Gillespie Elementary School and Chicago Vocational Jr. High
9School, where he majored in commercial arts; he then enlisted
10in the United States Marine Corps; and
11    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson married his high school
12sweetheart, Thaddy Jenise Dotson, and they had three children,
13Timothy Jr., Tiffany, and Troy; and
14    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson served his country on active duty
15in the Marine Corps for approximately seven years; he served in
16various capacities including as a field artillery cannon crew
17chief, a military policeman, and a cadre trainer; his military
18service took him to numerous places, including California,
19Okinawa, and Seoul; it was his stint as a military policeman
20that cultivated his desire to work within the law enforcement
21profession; and



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1    WHEREAS, While still on active duty with the Marines,
2Timothy Dotson attended the Ventura County Police & Sheriff's
3Academy; he graduated as the outstanding cadet of his class and
4was hired as a reserve police officer for the beach front city
5of Port Hueneme, California; and
6    WHEREAS, Upon conclusion of his active duty military
7obligation, Timothy Dotson returned home to the Chicago area
8and worked as a firearms instructor for PBS, a private security
9school; he was hired a short time later by the Chicago Transit
10Authority as a bus operator, where he worked until the City of
11Gary (Indiana) hired him as a police officer; he attended the
12Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana, where
13he was named president of the class by his peers and Squad
14Leader of Class 94-117 by the academy staff; and
15    WHEREAS, As a Gary Police Officer, Timothy Dotson was
16entrusted to work within the Public Morals Bureau after only a
17few short months on the job; he later worked on the Lake County
18Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force or "Safe Streets", headed by
19the Federal Bureau of Investigation; he was recognized by the
20Optimist Club of Hammond Indiana for his dedication to duty; he
21was also recognized by the Merrillville office of the FBI for
22his role in Safe Street's achieving 500 arrests; and
23    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson served the City of Gary Indiana for



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1three years before moving back to Chicago and accepting a
2position with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
3Police, where he served for two years before realizing his
4dream of serving with the Chicago Police Department; and
5    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson served the citizens of Chicago with
6distinction; during his 20-year career, he worked in the Grand
7Crossing Police District as a patrolman, field training
8officer, tactical officer, and gang enforcement officer; his
9other assignments included special operations and the training
10academy; after 17 years of hard work and dedication, he was
11promoted to the rank of detective; and
12    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson's first assignment was as a Special
13Victim's Unit Detective; he later worked within the Violent
14Crimes Unit as a Homicide and General Investigation Detective;
15he completed both a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement
16Management and a Master of Science in Public Safety
17Administration; and
18    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson received numerous awards and
19commendations, including two CPD Life Saving Awards, three
20departmental commendations, and over 70 departmental honorable
21mentions; and
22    WHEREAS, Timothy Dotson has also been ordained as a gospel



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1minister and has attained a master's degree in ministry from
2the McCormick Theological Seminary; therefore, be it
5congratulate Timothy L. Dotson on his retirement from the
6Chicago Police Department, and we wish him the best in all his
7future endeavors; and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to Timothy Dotson as an expression of our esteem and