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On Veterans Day November 11 the Evanston Police Department held a ceremony unveiling two wooden plaques honoring EPD officers and retirees who have served in the armed forces. The plaques, mounted on the wall in the department building’s main entryway, now greet visitors as they enter EPD headquarters at 1454 Elmwood Avenue.
The dedication ceremony was attended by many retirees of EPD and their families. Some even drove from neighboring states or in the case of Robert Wuytack, the project’s organizer, Florida.
Wuytack led the project over the course of four years by gathering names of all of the department’s military veterans.
After the ceremony, current officers and veterans visited to celebrate the holiday.