Police Chiefs, Deputies, Sheriffs, and Representatives from the FBI and DHS Honored for Their Contributions
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Chicago hosted an appreciation lunch for members of the law enforcement community at their Masjid on 14th November. The event was held to honor law enforcement officials for their contributions to the community and to give them a deeper understanding of the Dawoodi Bohra community and its social welfare initiatives. Guests included members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), police chiefs, sheriffs, and deputies from surrounding areas.
“The Dawoodi Bohras of Chicago have a long-standing collaborative relationship with local law enforcement,” said Shabbir Karimi, Co-Lead, Community Engagement. “This lunch served as a gesture of gratitude for their ongoing partnership and offered an opportunity to educate them about the history and traditions of the Dawoodi Bohra faith.”
After the initial welcome and introduction, the law enforcement officials were taken on a guided tour of the Masjid. This tour provided insights into the architectural beauty and significance of various elements within the masjid, reflecting the Dawoodi Bohras’ unique traditions. The highlight of the event was the traditional Dawoodi Bohra lunch, a spread of authentic Bohra cuisine, known for its rich flavors and unique dishes.
VIP guests included Catherine Lynott, Executive Director, The Outreach House; James Mendrick, DuPage County Sheriff; Greg Hart, former Dupage County Commissioner; Mr Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Mayor Gary Grasso of Burr Ridge, Ill.
Thank you to the The Dawoodi Bohras Chicago community for inviting me to speak at their annual Law Enforcement Luncheon. It was great to discuss the intersection of public safety and economic growth with so many friends and former colleagues.
Nice to share the stage with Acting… pic.twitter.com/ZjeKBnQGl5
— Greg Hart (@_Greg_Hart) November 15, 2023
“Starting with a surprise visit to the Outreach House, where they donated adult diapers and formula, we have witnessed Project Rise in action, and we are incredibly grateful,” said Catherine Lynott.
Sheriff James Mendrick expressed his gratitude, saying, “From my early days on patrol to rising through the ranks to elected sheriff, I have always appreciated how much this community respects us and welcomes us.”