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Marker dedicated in honor of former Hanover Park police chief

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  • Deputy Police Chief Mark Getz says a few words Saturday during a ceremony to dedicate a marker at Ahlstrand Park commemorating the park's namesake, Carl Ahlstrand, former Hanover Park Police Chief who was killed in the line of duty in 1959.

       Deputy Police Chief Mark Getz says a few words Saturday during a ceremony to dedicate a marker at Ahlstrand Park commemorating the park's namesake, Carl Ahlstrand, former Hanover Park Police Chief who was killed in the line of duty in 1959.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Hanover Park and Hanover Township officials dedicated a marker at Ahlstrand Park commemorating the park's namesake, Carl Ahlstrand, former Hanover Park police chief who was killed in the line of duty in 1959.

       Hanover Park and Hanover Township officials dedicated a marker at Ahlstrand Park commemorating the park's namesake, Carl Ahlstrand, former Hanover Park police chief who was killed in the line of duty in 1959.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

The first Hanover Township Heritage Marker was dedicated Saturday at Ahlstrand Park in Hanover Park, in honor of a former police chief.

The marker commemorates the naming of the park for former Hanover Park Police Chief Carl Ahlstrand, who was killed in the line of duty in 1959.

Village and township officials, including Township Supervisor Brian P. McGuire, Village President Rod Craig and Deputy Police Chief Mark Getz, spoke at the event.

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