Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. March 28, 2020

Sgt. Eileen Guest with Houli

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC/Volkswagen and Personal Injury Attorney Caroleann Gallagher present The Hibernian Radio Hour. While we wait for our ‘quarantine’ to end, we’ll be looking back over some of our favorite shows from our time on air. This week, we go all the way back to the start to our third ever episode, from January 2019. Our guest this week is Sgt. Eileen Guest, who retired after a thirty-year career fighting crime in Chicago. She attended Queen of Peace High School and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse before taking the police test. Eileen herself says, “I took to it like a fish to water!”. She tells some great stories, including what it was like being a 22-year-old young lady joining the force and being one of the few women in her district along with the challenges she faced on the job. Looking back, Eileen tells us she “loved every minute of it”, particularly the camaraderie of her fellow police officers. Eileen is an articulate veteran of the police and she tells us plenty of funny stories, but in her wisdom, leaves out the tragedies. She still works as a Sgt. for the Dept. of Aviation and admits, “it’s in my blood”. We learn more about Eileen’s career in Irish music, her grown sons, and she leaves us with “God bless the men and women of The Chicago Police Department.” What a lady! Houli brings us up-to-date on the recent Obits and he lightens the mood with “Who Cares?” and some hilarious jokes. We take a musical break with “Friends For Life” by The High Kings followed by a quick message from Houli to end out the show. Stay safe, folks!