“You can’t fool Bill,” says longtime friend and world boxing champ David Diaz, “he‘s worked the streets for too long and knows what works and what doesn’t out there.” Evans is a “team player and a true role model”, adds Diaz,” he has a kind heart and a strong moral backbone. He will be an outstanding sheriff.”
David "Dangerous" Diaz is former WBA lightweight champion, with a record of 36-4-1. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team as a light welterweight and a four-time Chicago Golden Gloves, and three-time National Golden Gloves champion. He is a lifelong friend of Bill Evans.
"Leaders must be selfless, courageous and dutiful. Bill Evans personifies all these values He is a smart leader, he knows how to think, not what to think.
The Evans family supports our country; they support Cook County. We are safer because of men like Bill on watch.
I’ve know Bill Evans for over 20 years. His love for his county, his department, his family, and for being a police officer is always on his sleeve. Leaders solve problems because of their skills, values and passion. Bill embodies all of these.
You only get through a crisis with strong leadership. Cook County needs a sheriff and leader who takes action. Bill Evans is a man of integrity and courage who takes action — on the streets and in the office. He should have been a ranger."
First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.)
About First Sergeant Matt Eversmann
First Sergeant Matt Eversmann's legendary leadership, while facing the horrors of war, cemented his status as an American military hero. Portrayed by Josh Hartnett, Eversmann was immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down. The movie Black Hawk Down recounts the 18 harrowing hours when US soldiers in Somalia were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu. Young Rangers and Delta Force soldiers fought side-by-side, outnumbered, and marked for death by an angry mob, until a rescue convoy was mounted.
Committed to sharing the lessons he learned in the military, inspirational speaker Matt Eversmann focuses on motivating all people, be they soldiers, students, or employees, through values-based leadership, encouraging them to do their best and dedicate themselves to a cause. His courage and patriotism are unmatched, and his power as a motivational speaker is unrivaled.
Matt Eversmann has received many military decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Ribbon, eight Army Achievement medals, and four Army Commendation medals. For his service in Somalia, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Before his retirement in early 2008, Eversmann served 18 months in Iraq leading an elite Army Ranger force.
We are openly declaring our support of Bill Evans for democratic candidate for the position of Cook County Sheriff. As a career law enforcement professional, Bill has a proven track record of successful command and operational leadership. He represents what a Sheriff should be; a career law enforcement leader with the upmost integrity, passion for the job and commitment to excellence.
As we know, the Sheriff has a number of duties. One of the most important is taking care of the welfare and working conditions of his personnel. Providing a positive workplace, competitive salaries and benefits, credible training, updating equipment and maintaining proper staffing will be on the top of Bill’s priorities as Sheriff.
Bill has a great understanding of what it takes to be a law enforcement officer in Cook County because he has been one for 20 years. He is a dedicated professional who is willing to invest the precious amount of hours required to be a successful Sheriff.
So on behalf of the executive staff of ITOTA join us in supporting Bill Evans for Cook County Sheriff!
I've know Bill Evans for the past decade and I don't know a more professional and competent cop. I think the thing that strikes me about Bill is his leadership skills and that he takes the time to listen to others. He's a cop's cop and knows policing is all about service and making the community a better place to live. I work with police and sheriffs from around the country every week and I can tell you that Cook County would be lucky to have Bill Evans leading the Sheriff's Department. He's just what the County needs!
Bill Evans is a great cop and known nationally for his leadership and technical policing skills. He has extensive experience in all aspects of law enforcement and would be the perfect guy to reform the Cook County Sheriff's Office. I work with law enforcement agencies around the world and know Cook County well. Bill Evans is the right guy at the right time and in my opinion would be the best Sheriff Cook County has ever had!
John S. O'Connor II, Ph.D.