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CPD Supt. Patrols With Son, a Newly Sworn Officer, Over Labor Day Weekend

Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson patrolled Friday with his newly sworn in son, Officer Daniel Johnson, ahead of the Labor Day Weekend.

The pair is joining more than 1,000 extra officers on the streets this holiday weekend.

“Over 1,400 additional uniformed and plain clothed officers patrolling the city every single day of the weekend on top of the normal staffing levels,” Johnson said.

Despite extra patrols, a triple shooting killed one person near 65th and Cottage Grove Friday afternoon.

Later that night there were shots fired at and by police near 76th and Kingston. Police did arrest a suspect in that shooting.

It came hours after an early morning city-wide raid led to 107 arrests.

"Sixty of those offenders were convicted felons and 10 were on parole and community supervision," Johnson said. "Two businesses were closed for illegal activity and a dozens guns were also seized."

Police in Chicago are getting help from the FBI, DEA and ATF to crack down on violent crime.

“Any person that is arrested with firearms will be arrested federally,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez said.

Federal agents say they’re adding more resources across Chicago – and not just for the holiday.

"We are doing this on a regular basis to ensure that every neighborhood is protected," the FBI's Jeff Sallet said. "No neighborhood is any more or less important."

While there’s no credible threat in Chicago, the FBI reminds people: say something, if you see something.

"Let us determine if it is important or not," Sallet said. "The people that are preventing terrorists attacks and mass violent events every single day are the American public."

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