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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 two plaques are unveiled. Photo credit: Jacob Jetton-Gonzales Credit: EPD Officer Jacob Jetton-Gonzales / Evanston Police Department

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.

Robert Wuytack and others pose at the EPD headquarters November 11. (Photo credit: Jacob Jetton-Gonzales)

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.

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  1. Well deserved EPD- Thank you all for your service!

    Geoffrey Block Division Chief Evanston Fire Department (RET)