On July 10, 2008, one day before the anniversary of his death, the Village, family and friends gathered at 7:00 p.m. for the dedication of a newly planted Swamp White Oak Tree near the Village Hall to remember and honor Police Chief Crowley. The dedication inscribed on a bronze tablet affixed to a stone at the base of the tree symbolizes Pat’s courage and strength, which he showed as he faced his battle against cancer, and his on-going dedication to the Village and his fellow officers. The inscription reads as follows:
This Mighty Oak Tree
Dedicated by the Village of Indian Head Park, in memory of
CHIEF PATRICK M. CROWLEY (1958 – 2007)
loving husband, proud father, dear friend, and officer’s officer.
In commemoration and honor of his professionalism, leadership, hard work, and
dedicated service to our community and police department as a “Doer, Server, and Protector”.
May he long be a source of Strength, Endurance, and Protection to all who gaze upon
this Mighty Oak Tree.
July 11, 2008
The Village Board and the Crowley family in front of the Mighty Oak Tree.
Police Chief Patrick Crowley
12/14/58 - 07/11/07