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Morton Grove Police Chief To Retire Next Year

The village council room burst into a round of applause for Chief Mark Erickson.

Morton Grove Police Chief Mark Erickson, pictured here at podium, announced he'll retire next year. Patch.com file photo by Pam DeFiglio
Morton Grove Police Chief Mark Erickson, pictured here at podium, announced he'll retire next year. Patch.com file photo by Pam DeFiglio

Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria announced at Monday's village board meeting that Police Chief Mark Erickson has decided to retire.

Erickson said it was a tough decision to make, but that it seemed like the right time. He will stay on until mid-2014, possibly stepping down in the spring.

DiMaria said Erickson is a (nearly) 30-year-veteran of the Morton Grove police force, having started in 1984, and has held virtually all positions within the department. He called for a round of applause for Erickson, and the trustees, staff and spectators burst into applause. 

Erickson said he told police department members the news quietly last Friday so they could hear it directly from him. 

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George D. Alpogianis December 11, 2013 at 07:24 AM
I wish nothing less than the best for Mark and his f amily. I know what a hard decision it is to step down from something that you love so much and put your heart into. Mark has done a wonderful job in so many factions of the department and he will be missed. He has wonderful support in his staff and I hope for all of the best for them qs well.
Larry Gomberg December 11, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Wishing Chief Erickson nothing but the best during his retirement. I had the privilege of serving the village as trustee liaison to the Police Department during one of my terms as village trustee. During that time, I worked with Chief Erickson and other police department officials. Chief Erickson was and always will be a professional, a gentlemen, and a friend. Good luck Mark! You will be missed. Larry Gomberg
Pat Craig December 13, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Thanks for your years of dedicated service chief. Well done! Best of luck to you and your family. Morton Grove will miss you.

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