Palos Hills to Honor Officers Who Captured Escaped Chicago Prisoner
Three officers responsible for apprehending Kenneth Conley, one of two prisoners who broke out of a Chicago correctional center, will be recognized Thursday night.
Three Palos Hills officers responsible for capturing a prisoner who escaped from a downtown Chicago lockup will be honored Thursday night.
Lt. Warren S. Becker, Sgt. Robert Mankowske and Officer Kevin Price will be recognized during a ceremony at 7 p.m. inside the Palos Hills City Hall, 10335 S. Roberts Road.
The three officers located Kenneth Conley on Jan. 4 outside a Palos Hills apartment complex. Conley, along with Joseph "Jose" Banks, broke out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in December.
Conely, who was allegedly carrying a gun, was spotted wearing a disguise near a Palos Hill apartment complex. He fought with police and then fled before being arrested.
Palos Hills officers were investigating a report from two maintenance workers for the apartment complex that a man living in the basement, said Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie. While waiting outside the building, one officer spot what appeared to be an elderly looking man, who was walking near the building. The suspicious man, who turned out to be Conley, had a beret pulled down over his face and was walking with a cane.
The officer was punched after Conley gave a fake name and wrestled with the officer, Boie said.
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