This comes my way via Everything is Terrible! Excellent.
This weekend, twice I have driven north on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, and approaching downtown from the south, in the skyline, several buildings had offices lit up spelling out a series of messages.
One building read “CPD”. Another read “20932″ and “7322″
A google search turns up a Chicago police officer named Joseph M. Airhart, Jr. that was killed in the line of duty. His badge number was 20921. Another search turns up an officer named Nathaniel Taylor, Jr. with badge number 7322, also apparently killed in the line of duty as well.
But I wonder:
- Why is this happening now? Airhart and Taylor were killed in 2008.
- Who’s responsible? CPD? The Police Benevolent League? Someone else?
- How was it coordinated across several buildings at the same time?
- How come Google knows nothing about it? Was it a secret or something?
If you happen to know anything about this unusual display, drop me an email or leave a comment here.