Dozens of Chicago police officers and officials gathered this morning to dedicate a Southwest Side street to Officer Michael Gordon, who was killed in a car crash while on duty in 2004.
Gordon’s family joined officers and public officials at 51st Street and Leamington Avenue, where they unveiled a street sign bearing his name. The intersection is near his grandparents’ former home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.
“It’s been very hard these past seven years, but it’s been a great honor for us,” said Gordon’s mother, Carol Gordon. “(The street dedication) meant a lot to us.”