Support Amtrak Police Officer Tankson & his family
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The Amtrak Police Labor Union is seeking assistance for Amtrak Officer LaRoyce Tankson & his family. While on-duty, we are confident that he acted in self-defense & in fear for his life, yet the Cook County States Attorney's Office still issued charges.

At a hearing on Feb. 17, bail was set for Amtrak Police Officer LaRoyce Tankson at $250,000. While on-duty, we are confident that Officer Tankson acted in self-defense & in fear for his life in response to a dangerous situation at one of the country's busiest passenger rail stations, yet he is being charged by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in the shooting death of a Minneapolis man outside of Chicago’s Union Station.

Officer Tankson was released on $25,000 cash bail after exhausting his family's savings.  The Amtrak Police Labor Committee is standing in full support and has set up this page to assist Officer Tankson and his family with expenses.

Officer Tankson has been a member of the Amtrak Police Department for nearly two years, during which time he has displayed exemplary professionalism in the line of duty and has played an important role in securing the safety of the 3 million Amtrak passengers who pass through Union Station every year.

Prior to his service with the Amtrak Police Department, he began his career with Amtrak as a conductor and member of UTU-SMART for 4 years, then continued his career as an engineer and member of the BLE for 3 1/2 years.

LaRoyce is also a father of three young children and a loving husband. In his spare time, he volunteers teaching and mentoring youth in Chicago. We ask that you please consider assisting our brother in this time of need.

Respectfully,
David Pearlson
President
Amtrak Police Labor Committee

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