Robert Weisskopf grew up in Chicago. The son of a 33-year veteran Chicago Police Lieutenant. Bob was sworn in on February 14, 1983. Over the next thirty years he rose from Police Officer to Sergeant, to Lieutenant. He’s worked almost every job there is in Patrol and as a Sergeant, he was detailed to H.U.D. working undercover narcotics enforcement in public housing. As a Lieutenant he was the commanding officer of the CPD Alternate Response section commanding up to 300 officers. He became a member of the Lieutenants Union. He served as its president for six years, negotiating two contracts. He also served as Vice President of the Illinois Police Benevolent Protective Association. He’s a divorced father with three sons, Bob, Jim, and Patrick. He is the author of a series of sci-fi novels and a cookbook for single fathers. You can find links to his work and more at www.bobweisskopf.com.
We’ve just gone through more than a week of protests, riots, and looting. For this entire time a racially mixed group shouted about police racism and brutality. They then overturned squad cars and set them afire. When there were no...Read more
Yesterday saw peaceful protests in many cities across the country. Here in Chicago those peaceful protests ended midday and were replaced with violent rioting, vandalism, and looting. Vehicles were set afire as were businesses. Many Chicago police officers were attacked...Read more
Gallows humor is a comedic style that makes light of subjects most people would consider taboo. Topics like death, dismemberment, disease, and physical harm are often the subjects polite company avoids and we as the police seem to revel in....Read more
Each day’s news brings more and more anti-police rhetoric from politicians, clergy, and news media. Our children are force-fed anti-police beliefs in the local schools. A friend posted just the other day how her daughter’s glee club was being forced...Read more
Any law enforcement officer who deals with the public on a regular basis develops a slightly off-kilter sense of humor. Often called “gallows humor,” it manifests itself with things the public might find offensive or distasteful rather than humorous. We...Read more