We've seen two different spellings of his name and we thought it was spelled differently ourselves, so forgive us if it's wrong - we'll correct it when we can.
Retired Inspector Joe Maratto passed away either late Sunday or early Monday. For all you youngsters who have no idea what an Inspector was, Joe wasn't one of those. He was without a doubt, one of the most easygoing and down-to-earth bosses to walk the face of the earth. Districts actually looked forward to his visits, because they knew they weren't getting one of the other inspectors. We often wondered how such a nice guy got to be an inspector when so many of the others were, quite frankly, out to get "movers."
So deepest sympathies to Joe's friends and family during this difficult time. He was one of a kind.
- A Chicago policeman who’d been with the department for 30 years was found dead in the lobby of his South Loop apartment building Sunday night.
Det. Patrick Finucane’s death did not appear to be suspicious, police said.
An e-mailer told us he had recently beaten cancer. RIP Detective.