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Forest Preserve District Deputy Police Commander Mike Albrecht receives an ESGR Patriot Award

Congratulations to Forest Preserve District Police Deputy Commander Mike Albrect, reciepient of a 2013 Patriot Award from theIllinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The Patriotic Employer Award is presented after ESGR receives a nomination from a Guardsmen or Reservist. Forest Preserve Police Officer Jorge Arreola, who nominated Commander Albrecht for recognition, is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. “Commander Albrecht has always been supportive of my Reserve Duty.  I know that without his support I would not be able to perform the duties that are needed to accomplish my units’ mission,” Arreola said.

The award was presented by Michael Holub of the Illinois Committee of ESGR with thanks for the continued support of the men and women in uniform, who play a critical role in our security at home and around the world.

“Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.   The Cook County Forest Preserve District Police Department now joins thousands of employers who have demonstrated their support of service in the National Guard and Reserve through full compliance with the statutory requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act law,” said Holub.