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Let's start this news story with ONCE UPON A TIME...It’s always busy for Chicago Police on New Year’s Eve but when Austin District Patrol Officer William Riga learned he’d be elbow to elbow with the superintendent himself, another factor was in the mix.
“Initially I felt a little bit more pressure but when we got into the car with him he put it to rest,’’ said Riga, 31.
“He said, ‘Let’s go out and do the job,’’’ Riga said, quoting police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
Riga said they’d heard rumblings the whole week that McCarthy might show up at their station but it wasn’t until about 9 p.m. that he was told he and his partner Christopher Cannata were going to have company.
“He wanted to ride with us,’’ said Riga of McCarthy.