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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Aurora Police Commander Joe Groom Dies Suddenly



Aurora Police Commander Joe Groom died suddenly the morning of December 9th at age 50.

No official information has been provided on the cause of death, at this time.

Mr. Groom's career with the APD began in 1989 after attending Marmion for high school and getting as associates degree in criminal justice from Waubonsee Community College.

"The loss of Commander Joe Groom is devastating to the entire city, the law enforcement profession and to the men and women of the Aurora Police Department" said Acting Police Chief Paul Nelson.

Groom was among those being considered by corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner to become the new police chief for Aurora to replace Greg Thomas.

There has been an intense battle between the supporters of Groom and the cronies associated with Kristen Ziman on who should be elevated to the top.

In recent years, Groom was the key point person for the APD on three of the most controversial schemes involving by Weisner; building the $163 Aurora Police Palace, bringing Redflex's red light camera scheme into the city and having a "bonus" for a temporary murder-free stat.

Both the police palace and red light camera schemes were associated with corrupt contractors and vendors.

Groom's wife, Kim, is a Sergeant with the Aurora Police Department. His daughter, Katelyn, is currently a police cadet. He also has three sons, Luke, Gabriel and Seth.

In recent months, we've communicated repeatedly with Mr. Groom about the corruption in Aurora and the many controversies involving crony cop Kristen Ziman.

We urge Kristen, if she has any self-respect, to remove herself from any consideration for the position of chief and/or resign from the APD.

And, we urge Tom Weisner to immediately open the search for chief to a national pool of candidates with fresh thinking and reform experience at this critical time in police leadership.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is it you have been in contact with him and now that he has pasted, you mention it? Your so full Of it!

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the familys loss. I still think Aurora needs to have an outside person as chief. It looks like its now between Ziman and that new guy Dean. I figure he is so tight with Chapa Lavia and aligned with Weisner that he is a shoe in. Especially with that Spanish race thing. He will probably suck up to Ziman just in case he isn't made da chief. Maybe he could afford to get rid of his powder blue outfit if he gets chief.

Anonymous said...

Kristen's selfish rise to power will be easier now with Groom gone.

Anonymous said...

I guess that powder blue is a preview of the new cop uniforms

Anonymous said...

It may be a loss for Joe Groom's family and I'm not happy to see any human being die at a young age (he looks much older than 50) but there's no loss to the City of Aurora and APD.

He oversaw corruption for the police palace, helped Weisner scam citizens with red light cameras and has been part of the cover-up of misconduct for years by bad cops. He was arrogant in his dealings with the public (so is his wife) and he was an example of why nepotism is a problem at the APD.

Anonymous said...

Look at what these miserable people have to say..the guy passed at 50! That's tragic, news flash life is political. Thats the way it goes not just in government in many things in life. Who writes it's not a loss to the department? I know his kids all great kids, how bad can he of been if his kids are great? He coached my daughter 8th grade basketball team with his wife. They didn't have a kid on the team, they didn't have to do it. I didn't agree with some things they did. But I wasn't going to do any better. People get real, saying he looks older than 50? Being a cop is a hard job they see bad stuff..imagine seeing kids beat up raped..suicide, murder..fuck, that would age anyone..ok. put your pics up so I can guess your age. I read some stuff about sex in the park..Who knows if that's true. .rumors possibly, domestic fights..ok, so what people get in fights..it happens I doubt they were beating each other up. That could not be true either. Why can't people say sorry for the families loss. He will be missed..also if people want others to be accountable for actions and words start with yourselves..post your name..don't be a coward. Sincerely, Crystal Risley

Anonymous said...

Crystal,,,,you don't know shit...ask around cup cake

Anonymous said...

karma karma karma is a BITCH!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cup cake? Know shit? Wow, I bet ur a real winner? If your so sure of urself..Why are u anonymous? Why hide? Chicken..? Ur obviously classless..who thinks people deserve death? Perhaps u will choke in your ssleep with your big wagging tongue. Karma is a bitch..and u seem like a bitch..sincerely crystal

Anonymous said...

Karma..that man has a family. .and I'm sure u have fans with ur pleasing loving personality. U seem tuff..Why not write your name down? You she be proud to be a complete asshole. .

Anonymous said...

The department is saved. Kristen Ziman will heal and lead. It's about time we had a progressive voice in a police force. Sounds like there is a poster here that cannot handle free speech. You and your hitler followers go away and pat each other on the back for your opressive agenda. probably catholic idiots.

Anonymous said...

I met Joe Groom a few times and he was arrogant, a punk and part of the good ol boy network.

As a family guy, I'm sure he was different, but so are many. Rod Blagojevich is an excellent family guy but that doesn't mean he doesn't belong in prison.

I'm sure Kristen Ziman loves her kids (when she isn't drinking) but that doesn't mean she is a good cop or ethical.

Aurora needs a chief from way outside who will change the culture of the department, so we don't see this cycle of the Grooms, Zimans, Kjendals keep being recycled.

It's time for Kristen to go. I'm sorry for Joe Groom's family, but the guy helped make sure the corrupt of Aurora profit from the police palace.

Anonymous said...

OHHH OLB- how many times can you comment on your own string. Must of us are smart enough to know that you just keep throwing the same shit up pretending to be anonymous.. OLB- I mean R and A- please come out from your hiding place and show yourselves. Its okay that you hate the Mayor, Groom, Ziman, Dean and every other na,e you use- Just be men enough to say it outloud....

Anonymous said...

Wait, I almost forgot my name is Crystal Risley..yes, I am catholic..also, I'm pretty sure the furrror was a atheist. Another, note I will not go away u are not my dictator. .no pun intended. What's right is right writing tasteless, classless stuff will get you a earful..not that I'm the best Catholic I assure u I am not, but maybe going to a church or a therapist could greatly benefit you. Maybe u need meds, there is no shame in getting help for your bad attitude. You do know enjoying someone's passing is really off color. I'd think that puts u up there with Hitler and I strongly feel that's a psychopathic trait. I feel bad, like that aurora father that recently got killed on eola by a teen drag racer. I feel broken for his family..and bad for the teen that made a terrible mistake that will cost him. It's called empathy, you should see if your capable. . If your not ..sociopath? U have something in your small minded brain that is not firing right. Also my name is Crystal Risley I am strong enough to post it.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if he was arrogant? So is Donald trump and I find Donald enjoyable. Politics in general is a corrupt buissness. Look at emanuel..its nothing new..yes, u are right, the mayor should look elsewhere, and I bet he does. And yes, a drunk should not get rewarded with a top position. Maybe he really wanted to see that grand police station..it really is quite spectacular. The paved parking lot. I just don't feel its right for people to trash a man that passed at a young age. Who thinks I'm going to get on a blog and write a bunch of crap? Really? Haven't we all done stuff we weren't proud of? Should our kids see it? A person with class says I'm sorry for your loss they will be missed..not let's go in the closet and post it. Crystal Risley

Anonymous said...

Those comments were from men? The thing is if your going to post things about a person who passed. If a person truly has balls..sign your name to it. Take ownership..then if they really have balls show up at the wake. Of course they won't because they are cowards. I'm just a disgusted citizen that can't bieleve the actions of more than likely fellow officers. Is it anger they will never be a commander..in life not every one gets trophys. Life isn't fair, they can't get in any game with a bad attitude.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!! Every time one of these pension and healthcare laden so called public servants dies prematurely I celebrate the victory for the taxpayer.

Does anyone know how much we will save? Does his widow and family get some of it? How does it work? How much did we save?

Awesome, I can't wait for Weisner and O'Connor's death by natural causes.

Anonymous said...

It's disturbing that someone puts this much energy and effort into a blog bashing another human being. One that worked hard his entire life to do what he thought was right for the community. What do YOU do? Sit on your computer, little keyboard warrior. Why not go do some community service, find God, seek medical treatment for the chemical imbalance you clearly have, have some compassion, and lastly, start behaving like a grown adult. If you don't have kind words to say about the death of a leader, husband, brother, father, and friend of someone's then keep your mouth shut. Gone too soon, may Joe rest in peace. My thoughts are with his family

Anonymous said...

If you don't have kind words to say about the death of a leader, husband, brother, father

Don't forget scum sucking leech.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the so named "henchmen" will do now. I think the pet names were lurch, pumpkin head and uncle fester, who will protect them now. I guess the Kjendalls, Zimans, Deans and Tunnys won the hiring wars.

Anonymous said...

12-10-15 6:25PM... Looks like Kristen is posting. She is the only one that has such a high opinion of Kristen Ziman.

Anonymous said...




Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! Psalm 43:1

Anonymous said...




Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men. Psalm 140:1

Anonymous said...




Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. Psalm 143:9

Anonymous said...



For He rescued us from the domain of darkness Colossians 1:13

Anonymous said...



O lord thankyou for answering our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Wow, someone found a bible. Also I was just told that pumpkin head recently quit and now spends his own time at his custom quilt and t shirt shop, and he isn't paid while doing it on city time. I also heard this morning at BK breakfast that lurch and uncle fester are walking around in limbo dazed and confused, you can they suck up to now.
Maybe that rising pop star Dean

Anonymous said...

Do your loved ones know how sick and twisted you are? You're insane. Fucking insane.

Anonymous said...

To the bible thumper, do you hear the screams of the little boys vigorously ass-fucked by your Catholic priests?

Anonymous said...

I thought the police were just into sex and wine and political ass sucking to get ahead. Now you got Mr. pumpkin sewing quilts while working on my tax dollar. What nerve.

What will I be surprised by from lurch or uncle fester: hair dressing or coffee barista ?

it seems that one chief wanna be is off teaching every day and that new candidate Dean stalks politicians and plays a race card.

Anonymous said...

Ephesians 5:18


And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Anonymous said...

1 Peter 5:8


Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Anonymous said...

Ephesians 5:18


And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,


Uh, genius type dude, if you are filled with spirits you and drunk with wine - just saying.

And Ephesians, weren't they queers?

Anonymous said...

duhhhhhhh...my name is Dean and I'm Hispanic....ummmm...that's why I should be chief.....uh....thanks everyone

Anonymous said...

"Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names
are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life."
Revelation 21:27

Anonymous said...

Matthew 19:9 - And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except [it be] for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Anonymous said...

I'm dreaming of being chief for Christmas.

All I want for Christmas is my two friends hired.

Alfredo with your coat so bright wont you run my campaign tonight.

I hear the bells going kjendall kjendall



Anonymous said...

I just saw the old police chief on a you tube video in Darien. He seemed nervous and was all over the place. I wonder if they have wine in Darien to calm his nerves.

Anonymous said...

uh oh;Commander Groom might be f%^&ckd,I hope his meeting with st peter is going ok

tell em how smart you are joe, that should work, tell em how you screwed everybody to get ahead, tell em, um er, oh shit it looks like you have caught fire!

Anonymous said...

Let your fucking issues with Joe Groom go. Look at how ridiculous you are all acting. Grow up. How would you like it if your children saw posts like this about you after your passing?!?! HE HAS KIDS. This post is unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. This blog is not well known. Just a couple of idiots here that got fired and have an ax to grind. Joe was a good man and did what he had to do. Sometimes his actions were not popular. Look at it this way, some people didn't like Abraham Lincoln. RIP Commander Groom.

Anonymous said...

I liked Lincoln, I don't know Joe Groom but from what I read in this blog is that he was not good for the tax payers, which is quite different than his family life may have been.

Anonymous said...

It is because of Lincoln that we have Hart-Burns and Irvin on the city council. Gee what a great accomplishment, freeing the niggers - it has worked out so well.

Anonymous said...

Well I read that star wars post it seems that the Groom team is gearing up to take over. I guess the pumpkin boy quit to give massages and sew quilts, fucking weird. A Brosey hull and Weaks call that Ziman sugar tits. they better be careful if she moves up the ladder and becomes there boss.

Anonymous said...

How bout them Packers !

I ran into several old school cops at the club during the game. I heard that (pumpkin) Olsen retired and is working at a massage parlor. Also some of Grooms (God rest his soul)buds, they said Brosy an Hull and Weaks are worried because they were always against Ziman, They call her sugar tits behind her back.

It really fits about the sex stuff at your police station. Apparently Ziman used to sell adult toys. Olsen does massages, sex in parks, wife swapping etc. I couldn't stop laughing.

Time to toast the Pack.

Anonymous said...

How would those dudes know she is sweet, Oh I forgot they work for the city and sex is allowed while on the clock.

Anonymous said...

All of these comments are irrelevant anyways. No one actually knew Commander Groom here. Everyone has free speech though, and there's no law saying maybe people should get their facts straight before stating what they only believe to be true. You can thank the government for your ability to type your opinion on this still in 2015. That's what your taxes are still paying for if that's what you're concerned about. And like I said, pretty irrelevant because this is all talk and no walk.

Anonymous said...

I don't want my $9,528 tax bill going to pay for wine parties, sex toys, wife swapping, sex in parks while working, free teaching trips or hiring unqualified family members. I don't believe everything here but where there is smoke there must be fire.