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White Sox, Cubs to salute Chicago cops; Sox throwing in free tickets

Updated: July 2, 2012 10:05AM

The Cubs and White Sox will hold separate tributes Wednesday to honor Chicago police officers for their work during the weekend NATO summit and the Crosstown series held at Wrigley Field.

The Sox will hold an in-game tribute as they play the Minnesota Twins and also will provide two complimentary tickets to each police officer for one of 10 future games.

‘‘Mayor Emanuel asked the White Sox to join the city in honoring the men and women of the Chicago Police Department who represent the most dedicated and finest of our great city, and we are proud to recognize their service,’’ Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said.

Chicago police officers have demonstrated supreme dedication, professionalism and training,’’ Emanuel said. ‘‘This is an incredible gesture by the White Sox to honor the commitment of our men and women in uniform, and I extend my most sincere gratitude to this tremendous Chicago organization.’’

The Cubs will host a Police Appreciation Day at the 19th District near Wrigley Field ‘‘as a thank-you to our local district and other assisting officers’ service during NATO and the Crosstown series,’’ said Julian Green, the Cubs’ vice president of communications and community affairs. ‘‘We had planned this prior to NATO.’’

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