Park Forest Police Respond to Thanksgiving Day Incident, Urge Community to Seek Help When Needed


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Park Forest, IL – Police are reaching out to the community, emphasizing the importance of seeking help during tough times. 

It comes after officers transitioned from a shared Thanksgiving meal to responding to a suicide, highlighting the emotional complexities of the holiday season. The department is keenly aware of the varying emotions that holidays can invoke, ranging from joy to profound sorrow, particularly as individuals remember absent loved ones.

In a compassionate outreach effort, the Park Forest Police are reminding residents that they are not alone. With a commitment to being available 24/7, the department encourages anyone needing to talk or seeking assistance to contact them at their non-emergency number, 708-748-4700. Officers are prepared to provide support, whether at the station or by visiting individuals in the community.

Furthermore, the department underscored the availability of the Suicide & Crisis Hotline, accessible 24/7 by dialing 988.


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