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White Sox: Chicago Police Get Free Tickets As Thanks For NATO

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 21: Police stand guard as hundreds of protesters, many affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, demonstrate on the second day of the NATO summit on May 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Sixty heads of state, 2,500 journalists and thousands of protesters have converged on Chicago for the two day NATO meeting which began on Sunday and looks to address the situation in Afghanistan among other global defense issues. Chicago police are preparing for the worst with many officers | Getty Images

CHICAGO -- Chicago police officers will get free tickets to a White Sox game as a thank you for their service during the NATO summit.

Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf announced Tuesday that all sworn Chicago officers will receive two complimentary tickets to one of ten select games this season. The team also plans to honor Chicago police officers during Wednesday's game at U.S. Cellular Field against the Minnesota Twins.

Reinsdorf says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked the White Sox to help the city honor the police officers. Reinsdorf called the police "true Chicago heroes."

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