Retired Chicago Police Officer Len Bajenski, at his home in Tinley Park, was the partner of Detective Joseph Airhart in the mid-1990s. "Joe was a tough kid, tough on the job and soft on the inside," Bajenski says. "He just had that aura about him, and you knew when you talked to him he was going to be your friend and be there for you."
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