Long story short, we split the business and each took a part of it and went into competition in the marketplace. There were a lot of hurt and angry feelings on both sides, families were effected, grudges were made, bitterness took root.
“I have shared this story many times over. How your family all the way in Michigan touched our hearts here in Chicago. … When our honor guard team walked in to the funeral [that] morning, carrying this beautiful piece, when [the officer]’s brothers, sister and parents saw it, words cannot accurately describe that moment."