We would like to take a moment to brag a bit about our Mayor. Mayor Helmer always makes sure our officers are acknowledged for going above and beyond the call of duty and how they show compassion and kindness outside of their “routine” calls.
Tonight we turn the tables to Mayor Helmer. We have a family that has made a Bucket List for their 14 year old rescued min pin/chihuahua mix dog, Addison. Addison was diagnosed a week ago with terminal metastatic lung cancer. The family has started a Bucket List for Addison while she’s still comfortable to go along with the list of her favorite things. She has revisited her Wrigleyville neighborhood, gone to Wrigley Field (sorry PH Sox fans...hence the name Addison), driven a police car, enjoyed Starbucks Puppuccino’s, Stan’s Donuts, Chinese food, pizza, bbq, and ice cream.
Today Mayor Helmer along with assistance from PHPD Community Relations Officer Conboy and Deputy Clerk Schultheis, Addison was presented with an honorary key to the City of Prospect Heights and bestowed upon her the privilege of being Mayor of the Day! For a puppy we hear has been the Queen of her household this sweet gesture made the family’s two young daughters giggle in delight through the many tears they have cried in going through the process of losing their first family pet. We’ve heard “Mayor Addison” has called for nap times and non stop pizza for everyone in PH!
Thank you Mayor Helmer for caring about all creatures big and small in our town!