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City of Wilmington Police Department

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To the amazing people of Wilmington:

I know that many have seen Mayor Dietz’s post last week and I apologize for not putting something out sooner but it has been a crazy week.

As you may have heard, I will be retiring from the Wilmington Police Department at the end of December. This has not been an easy decision because I value the friendships and relationships that we have developed over the past seven years. I can’t begin to tell you how humbled I was at the Christmas parade Saturday night by the outpouring of comments and well-wishers I spoke with.

Wilmington is a great community that has shown such generous support for the men and women of the police department, and it is so greatly appreciated. I will always cherish my time here and will never forgot the kindness you have all shown to me.

I will still be working until the end of December and will remain involved after that while Mayor Dietz and the City Council choose your next Chief of Police. I’m sure that it will be a professional that will embrace the Wilmington community. Your police officers and staff at the police department are top notch, and will continue to serve and protect you well.

Forever grateful,

Phillip Arnold
Chief of PoliceCongratulations to Phillip Arnold who has been hired as Shorewood’s new Police Chief! Chief Arnold has been in law enforcement for more than three decades, and currently serves as the Police Chief in Wilmington. We are looking forward to working with him in his new position when he begins as Shorewood's Chief in late December!
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To the amazing people of Wilmington:

I know that many have seen Mayor Dietz’s post last week and I apologize for not putting something out sooner but it has been a crazy week. 

As you may have heard, I will be retiring from the Wilmington Police Department at the end of December. This has not been an easy decision because I value the friendships and relationships that we have developed over the past seven years. I can’t begin to tell you how humbled I was at the Christmas parade Saturday night by the outpouring of comments and well-wishers I spoke with. 

Wilmington is a great community that has shown such generous support for the men and women of the police department, and it is so greatly appreciated.  I will always cherish my time here and will never forgot the kindness you have all shown to me. 

I will still be working until the end of December and will remain involved after that while Mayor Dietz and the City Council choose your next Chief of Police. I’m sure that it will be a professional that will embrace the Wilmington community.  Your police officers and staff at the police department are top notch, and will continue to serve and protect you well. 

Forever grateful,

Phillip Arnold
Chief of Police

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So happy for you, Chief. Good luck on the next leg of your journey!

Thank you for your service

Congraulations on your retirement Cheif Arnold and thank you for your service.

Congratulations 😊😊

Congratulations!

Congratulations and thank you.

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We are thankful to serve… ... See MoreSee Less

We are thankful to serve…

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God Bless all of you❤️❤️

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you to you all

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you for keeping us safe. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family and the Wilmington Fire Protection District. Rest in peace.It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of Wilmington Firefighter Paramedic Scott Williams. Scott has served the Wilmington community with the Fire District for over 4 years starting in June of 2017. Scott was a full time Firefighter Paramedic with the Argonne Fire Department in Lemont where he served for the last 3 years and was a member of the Fire Investigation Team. Scott also previously served with the Minooka Fire Protection District.
Scott served with the Illinois Army National Guard for 15 years and was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Scott’s light shined brightly and he is loved by his WFPD family. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son and two grandsons. Please keep Scott’s Fire Service, Military and immediate family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Arrangements are pending and will be released when available.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family and the Wilmington Fire Protection District. Rest in peace.

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Oh condolences to his FAMILY and friends, thank you for your service, God bless you all 💔❤️🙏🙏

So sorry for this loss...prayers to the family and friends.

Deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends prayers for comfort during this difficult time. 🙏

There is an invisible line and it seems that once it is crossed there is no pulling them back. My sympathies to the family and team who tried!

💜🙏💜

💜🙏🙏💜

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“Well done good and faithful servant”. Rest In Peace K9 Riggs. 🖤💙🖤 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rest in peace, pup. Thank you for your service ❤️

Thank you for you faithful service Riggs. RIP at the rainbow bridge

Beautiful dog! GODS Angel fur baby! Bless his heart!!!

Rest In Peace Buddy!

RIP so sorry.

Prayers

Rest In Peace♥️

So sorry for your loss

RIP K9 Riggs

Thank you K9 Riggs for your service 💔🐾💔 So sorry for your loss 🙏🏻

It’s never easy to lose a four legged friend 🐾 ♥️ They are the most loyal than even some two legged friends! RIP

We love them so so much.

Thanks hero

So very sorry .

R.I.P

RIP😥😥

Job well done Riggs!

😔🙏🏻

💙

💕

Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

RIP and thank you for your service ❤❤❤

Thank you for your service Riggs

Ty for your service Riggs 😞😞

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We are so proud of Marissa! She was one of our first Police Cadets. Semper Fi Marissa, and thank you for serving our country. ... See MoreSee Less

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Proud of this young lady!! She was a pleasure to work with before she left for the marines! Semper Fi Marissa

Congratulations Marissa!💙🇺🇸

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your Service

Semper Fi Marine!!

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