Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Balinski “4999” Signs Off April 2, 2013

Radio Sign Off from retiring Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Balinski.

At 2:36 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Buffalo Grove Steve Balinski signed off and marked the end of his tour of duty “10-42” and the end of his career as a Buffalo Grove Police Chief and Buffalo Grove Police Officer. Balinski served 36 years with the police department, and over nine years as police chief.

Police officers, firefighters, village employees, family and friends applauded Balinski, who greeted them with hugs and handshakes today.

“Gentlemen, ladies, thank you very much. It’s been my pleasure to be associated with you guys. God bless, be safe, see you around. Take care.”

— Steve Balinski

His retirement began with a bit of humor. A senior living facility bus from Belmont Village arrived with a sign that said, “Chief, your ride’s here!”

Radio Sign Off …

Chief Balinski: 4999 Central.

NWCDS: 4999.

Balinski: 10-42 Central. Thank you.

NWCDS: 4999, 10-42: Congratulations Chief Balinski on your 36 years of service to the Buffalo Grove Police Department, including the last nine — over nine as Chief of Buffalo Grove, and Northwest Central wishes you “Good Luck! Good Health! in your future endeavors.” KUJ 733, 1426 (CDT).

Balinski: Central signing off Central. Thank you for your outstanding help throughout these years, and the best to Northwest Central staff. God Bless.

NWCDS: 10-4 … good luck.

Great guy.


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