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Update: 07/09/2020 :
On behalf of our Beloved Brother: XuMeng’s family and the AALEA Executive Board and Chairs, thank you for those of you who attended and shown support at XuMeng’s Wake & Funeral. Your presence and support meant so much to our Beloved Brother: XuMeng’s family and AALEA during this difficult time.
Today is also our Beloved Brother: XuMeng’s birthday.
We wish you joy on your Birthday in Heaven, our Brother. Though you are no longer with us in this world, you shall remain forever in our hearts.
May God bless us all and stay safe.
- Per our Beloved Brother: XuMeng’s mother in Beijing request, I am attaching her Thank You Letter.
A Thank You Letter from Officer Meng’s Mother
It was the darkest day of my life when I was told that my son and his wife Yuanyuan had a terrible accident at home where Xu, my only son died while Yuanyuan was fighting for her life in the hospital on 9th June, 2020. I simply cannot accept It because Xu is so young and healthy.
Xu was a good son to me and his late father who passed away two years ago. He traveled between the United States and China on a regular basis visiting us before and after he started his family. The birth of my grandson Chris has brought so much joy to our family.
He was also a caring and loving husband/father to his wife Yuanyuan and Chris, their 4-year-old son. The young family enjoyed outdoor activities, sports and holidays together.
He loved his job as a Police Officer because he enjoyed the challenge and good outcome when helping others. He worked so hard together with his teammates to make our city safe and sound. I am so proud of him, a short but meaningful life.
Today is my son’s birthday. I would like to thank the following personnel and organizations for the love and support has given to my family throughout this difficult time:
– All generous public who donate the money to his family;
– The Commander and police officers from District 24 of Chicago Police Department and the city’s Fraternal Order of Police;
– Nurses, carers and doctors of Swedish Covenant Hospital;
– My family members and friends who live many parts of the world.
My special thanks to
– My grandson’s kindergarten. Their quick thinking and action have earned precious time for saving Yuanyuan’s life.
– Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) and Henry Lai who have been providing endless support for our family during this troubled time.
Senator Durbin, who helped Yuanyuan’s parents come to the United States, so they can be by her side in time for her rehabilitation.
Even though these are unprecedented and trying times for everyone, I deeply appreciate all the love and support that has been given to us by the public during this very difficult time.
God bless you all,
Officer Xu’s Mother
Update: 06/23/2020 :
Good afternoon everyone,
I would like to inform that our beloved Brother XuMeng’s funeral is set to be held on Tuesday, July 7th, 3 PM to 8 PM, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave, Chicago Illinois. On the following day, he will be laid to rest at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Rd in Elwood Illinois.
I strongly encourage all AALEA brothers & sisters to attend.
As for his wife, she is recovering at a steady pace. In the meantime, please continue our prayers for her and wish her a speedy recovery.
On behalf of the AALEA Executive Board & Chairs, I would like to thank you very much again for those of you who have shown support and love for XuMeng, his family and the Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA). Stay safe and may God bless us all.
Update: As of today, 6/12/2020, Xu Meng’s wife has shown signs of improvements
On behalf of the AALEA Executive Board and Chairs, I am deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of one of our AALEA Brothers: Xu Meng, Chicago Police Department, 24th District. He leaves behind his wife, and his 5 years old son. Currently, his wife is at the Swedish Covenant Hospital ICU. Let us send our prayers.
Xu Meng was an honest, humble, friendly and hardworking officer and I had the great honor to work with him. I recall when I was his FTO, I found him to be a bright, diligent and enthusiastic person. He was affable to those who came in contact with him, and just about everyone seemed to like him.
Rest assured that AALEA will be there for Chris and his family during this tragedy.
Brother Xu Meng, you will never be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace.