When off-duty cops are robbed, in addition to beaten and/or shot at in Chicago, how in the world can you expect you and your family to be safe?

The prudent man would not expose himself or his family to the rampant criminal violence in Chicago – even if you’re armed.

If you’re not armed?

You don’t stand a chance.

Here’s what happened to two police officers last night:


Chicago (NBC Chicago) – Two off-duty police officers were robbed in Chicago overnight in two separate incidents just minutes apart.

Police said an off-duty Harvey officer was beaten and robbed around 2:47 a.m. near 59th Street and Lake Shore Drive.

The officer was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by a group of men. When the officer exited his car the group began battering him in the face and body, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The officer, identified as 43-year-old Derrick Moore, was taken to Northwestern Memeorial Hospital in critical condition.

Several of the officer’s personal belongings were taken, according to Estrada, but it was not immediately clear if his weapon was stolen.

…In the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood roughly 10 minutes later, an off-duty Chicago officer was robbed near 74th Street and Langley Avenue.

A goup of offenders fired shots during the robbery, but the officer was not struck.