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Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 371
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, July 3, 1946
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available
Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue was shot and killed with his own service weapon as he attempted to arrest a rapist.
Officer Pegue arrested a rapist and a woman who was attempting to obstruct the arrest. As Officer Pegue transported the prisoners to the police station, the female prisoner hit him with a bottle. At this point, the male prisoner gained possession of the Officer Pegue's revolver and shot him.
Officer Pegue is survived by his wife and son. He was a veteran of WWII.
The Chicago Park District Police in the City of Chicago was disbanded in 1957. Remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Police Department through an intergovernmental agreement. Fallen officers are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers.
Here are seven signs that you and your man may need couples therapy -- via Madamenoire.com.
YOU TWO DON'T COMMUNICATE
Lack of communication in a relationship can cause all sorts of problems. Maybe your boyfriend or husband isn't a good listener, or maybe you aren't the best at speaking your raw emotions. Whatever the problem may be, when communication hits a hiccup, there are bound to be all sorts of problems. When you aren't able to talk about your personal issues to your partner, counseling can help a whole lot. Couples therapy allows the two of you to talk about things freely.
Money is one of the biggest killers of relationships. Money problems and other finance related issues are known to cause all sorts of disagreements amongst a couple. Maybe you wanted to join all of your finances together while your husband preferred keeping certain things separate. Money problems, especially debt, can get worse over time if they are not addressed. A counselor will allow the two of you to speak about and figure out these problems.
BAGGAGE FROM THE PAST
Both men and women are bound to have all sorts of baggage from past relationships and past experiences. Baggage typically isn't a problem when it is left in the past, but when one or both of you drag it along and into every relationship you've been in, including this one, it can really cause a lot of tension and stress. Going to couples therapy can be a method for talking things through and bringing this baggage out into the open.
CHILDREN HAVE ENTERED THE PICTURE
Children as a true blessing; however, when they come into the picture it can cause a lot of stress. Parenting requires you two to be a united front but some couples will find that they disagree with each other's parenting styles and choices. Couples therapy can help smooth out problems associated with children and parenting.
A LINGERING ISSUE THAT HASN'T BEEN FIXED
A lot of times you will fight with your man, an argument will occur, and things will be better in the morning. However, this means that the real issue at hand is never addressed. Over time these lingering issues will start to build up and more than likely they will all come out at once. By attending a few sessions of couples therapy, all of the unsolved problems can be brought out into the open and fixed one by one.
YOUR SEX LIFE HAS GONE DOWNHILL
Sex isn't everything in a relationship, but to say that it doesn't mean anything is a complete lie. When there is a loss of intimacy and activity between the sheets, there are often underlying issues that are to blame. It can be hard to talk about these, let alone pinpoint them. When intimacy goes out the window, couples therapy can help air things out and bring fun back into the bedroom.
HOW COUPLES THERAPY WILL HELP
YOU WANT TO FIX THESE ISSUES
One of the biggest signs that couples therapy is right for you and your man is the fact that both of you are ready, willing, and wanting to fix the problems that exist within your relationship. Couples therapy only works when the two of you are both willing to talk to a professional in order to sort things out. Don't hesitate to talk to a counselor if both of you believe that this is the best course of action.
YOU'RE IN A NEUTRAL PLACE TO TALK THINGS OUT
Sometimes being able to talk things out in a neutral location can make the conversation flow a little better. You two aren't at home so you can't avoid talking and naturally there aren't many distractions that can side-track or even end the conversation before the issue at hand has been resolved. Couples therapy that takes place outside of the home allows for a fresh new environment.
THERE'S A MODERATOR
We've all had those fights when we've taken things a bit too far and yelling ensues. The good thing about having a moderator is that there is someone else in the room who can control things if they seem to be heading down the wrong road. A couples therapy counselor can make sure that the conversation remains useful and meaningful while also ensuring that things don't become unnecessarily angry or loud.
YOU WILL GET PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK
When there are issues that the two of you cannot seem to solve on your own, you can both greatly benefit from the advice and wise words from a counselor. A professional counselor will be able to look at your specific situation and problems and figure out the best course of action that the two of you should take. With a counselor, you don't have to worry about too much bias or being judged.
YOU'LL HAVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER
After going to therapy just once, you'll notice that both of you will come away from each session with an even deeper understanding of each other. You'll know exactly what your man wants and needs just as he will know who you are deep down inside, and what your needs are as well. Sometimes it can take couples counseling to really get to know each other on an entirely deeper level.
YOU'LL BOTH LEARN HOW TO RESOLVE CONFLICT HEALTHILY
One of the biggest purposes and benefits of attending couples therapy is that the two of you will be able to learn the methods to resolving conflict without resorting to yelling, name calling, and the silent treatment. Counseling will definitely allow the both of you to brush up on your communication skills as well as your listening skills. When you both become better at communicating and listening, life becomes a whole lot easier and your relationship becomes a lot less stressful.
THE RELATIONSHIP GROWS
Effective couples therapy is truly one of the best ways to grow and strengthen a relationship. Aside from learning better communication skills, the two of you are able to walk together to pinpoint, talk about, and fix problem areas within he relationship. Therapy also requires that the two of you become more focused and involved in the relationship as well as with each other.
YOU'LL LEARN THE VALUE OF ASSERTIVENESS
Many partners who go through couples therapy are able to come out of it with tons of new information and lessons on being assertive. A lot of people offensive when they think they're being assertive, which can lead to further frustration and arguments. By now knowing how to be assertive without being hurtful and offensive, you and your man are better able to get what you want without having to cause conflict.