Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Seattle police detective gets funds for International Interpol assignment

PHOTO RIGHT: Detective Bob Shilling, a 32-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, has spent the bulk of his career working sex abuse cases involving kids.

It came down to the wire, but Seattle police Detective Bob Shilling learned Friday that the city will help cover his living expenses so he can take a three-year job assignment heading up Interpol's Crimes Against Children unit at the international police agency's headquarters in Lyon, France.

Seattle police Detective Bob Shilling waited for weeks, wondering whether he would get to accept a three-year assignment heading up the Crimes Against Children unit for Interpol at the international police agency's headquarters in Lyon, France.
The sticking point: While the city had earlier pledged to cover Shilling's salary and benefits while he was overseas, Interpol required him also to have $200,000 in hand to cover his living expenses. The Seattle Police Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Seattle Police Department, began a fundraising effort but raised only about $12,000, Shilling said.
Interpol extended Shilling's deadline from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, then in a last-minute change extended the deadline again to last Friday.
That's when the 61-year-old learned the city had come through and would cover the difference between what the foundation is able to raise to reach the $200,000 requirement from Interpol.
"It's been such a physically and emotionally draining roller-coaster ride. You think it's got to end, and it finally did," said Shilling.
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess on Tuesday confirmed that Shilling will be able to take the Interpol assignment. Burgess said he worked with the Seattle Police Foundation, Police Chief John Diaz and the city's budget office to ensure Shilling could take the job in France.
"The foundation has pledged to raise the $200,000 for living expenses and the city has agreed to cover any shortfall," he said Tuesday.
Shilling is the first American to be offered the post. "I think it's an incredibly positive reflection, not only on Bob but on the police department, for the leadership they've shown in investigating crimes against children," Burgess said.
Shilling, a survivor of child-sex abuse himself, spent the bulk of his 32-year career in the Seattle Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit. He expects to begin working for Interpol in March or April.
"They actually pulled it off, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was, quite frankly, ready for the bad news," Shilling said.
By coming through with the money he needed to take the job, Shilling said it "shows a real commitment on the part of everyone involved to do what they can to tackle child abuse.
"Having been an abused child, it's been heartwarming to see how people have really rallied around this," he said.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

He looks like a pedophile. Fuck France, I wouldnt go or live there if you paid me. They hate Americans. Retire you old fuck and let some young person get a job. WTF is with all these loser old fucks staying on the job forever or retiring and getting another police job. The economy is bad, let a young person trying to get started in apolice career get a job you greedy assholes.

Anonymous said...

He looks a little Light in the Loafers himself
Perhaps Rahm will hire him for the next CPD Supt. when the guy gets done with INTERFAG.

Anonymous said...

DETECTIVE BOB SAYS:

"Hey Little Boy, would you like to have some cookies and milk with me" ?

Anonymous said...

Fuck France
Fuck Interpol
Fuck the UN
Fuck the NWO

Anonymous said...

West Coast pedophile copper assumes control of Interpol could sex crimes unit.

Things that make you go hmmmm

Anonymous said...

INTERPOL was founded by Nazis and the former head of it was Goering,,pieces of shit then and now. FUCK THE FROGS

Anonymous said...

is that mike benaitis?

Piere La Mont said...

"""We hate You Americans,We spit upon You.You dont dearve Children wine and Your Women shave their pits We hate You.....Whats that joc? A german on the border?? My American Brothers welcome to France."""

Jerry Sandusky said...

I always wanted to live in Lyon. It's the second largest city in France. It's for the children.

Anonymous said...

Why not stay state side and help our OWN children??? Charity starts at home right? WTF?

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