Police dept. earns their tax dollars

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It's a twice-yearly ritual to complain about our high taxes in Oak Park, but this year I'll be complaining a little less because I feel that I definitely get my money's worth in the services provided by the Oak Park Police Department. Back in February, I was pleasantly shocked to get a call from Property Control Officer Mateo Somerville, telling me he had located a lost bike. 

Not only did Officer Somerville reach out personally to tell me when I could pick up the bike, he brought it by my house — though unfortunately, no one was home to receive it. Officer Somerville was patient with my multiple attempts to reschedule a pick-up time at village hall, and finally, I got the bike back home. 

Officer Somerville went above and beyond the call of duty to return our bike. That's quality police service, in addition to myriad other things our local force does to keep our village a safe and inviting place to live. The old adage rings true — you get what you pay for.

Sheila Haennicke 

Oak Park 

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