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The original item was published from 1/31/2018 12:10:50 PM to 2/15/2018 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Chief Timothy McCarthy Set to Speak to Sheriff’s Personnel During Enrichment Session

Chief McCarthy and Sheriff Curran

Sheriff Mark Curran is proud to announce Timothy McCarthy the man who took a bullet for President Ronald Reagan will be speaking to members of Sheriff Curran’s staff during an upcoming enrichment session.  This session takes place tomorrow, just five days before President Reagan’s birthday.

Timothy McCarthy is now Chief of Police in Orland Park.  He is well known for putting his life on the line to save the life of President Reagan in 1981, during an assassination attempt on the President.  During the assassination attempt, then Secret Service Agency McCarthy infamously spread his body in front of President Reagan, to make himself a target.  He was struck in the abdomen by the would-be assassin’s gunfire.  

During the enrichment session, Chief McCarthy will speak to Lake County Sheriff’s Office command and other staff about leadership, encountering challenges, as well as personal and professional endurance.

Following Chief McCarthy’s session, Sheriff Curran will give his personnel an update on the State of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Curran’s staff will utilize this information to lead the sheriff’s office into the future years to come.  

Sheriff Mark Curran said, “I’m proud to invite Chief McCarthy to speak to our personnel about leadership and courage, and we are honored to have him as a guest!  I also look forward to updating our personnel on the State of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  We’ve accomplished many great things and plan on continuing to raise the bar, tackling many more initiatives in the years to come while we keep the people of Lake County safe!”

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