Brian Bardsley, Jr.

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Brian L. Bardsley, Jr.

Police Officer/Instructor

Chicago Police Department - Terrorism Awareness and Response Academy

Sergeant, Medic, A Company, 1-178th Infantry, Illinois Army National Guard


Brian has a multifaceted background including experience in emergency medical services, law enforcement and military. 

He began his career as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 – 1994 including Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope.

He served as a Medical Specialist in the United States Army Reserves from 1996 to 1999 and has been a Paramedic since January 1999.  He has worked as both a single role Paramedic and as a Firefighter/Paramedic with several municipal fire departments including the Chicago Fire Department and the Stone Park Fire Department.  He was a Lieutenant, Firefighter/Paramedic and a Hazardous Materials Technician at the Stone Park Fire Department.

Brian has been with the Chicago Police Department since September 2004.  He started as a patrolman in District 015 and currently works as an instructor at the Terrorism Awareness and Response Academy.

Brian is an experienced instructor.  In addition to his position at the Terrorism Awareness and Response Academy, he is affiliate faculty at the Loyola University Medical Center Program for Prehospital Medicine where he has taught in the classroom and served as a Field Internship Preceptor.  He has given numerous invited presentations on emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and disaster preparedness. 

Brian recently returned from a year tour in Iraq with the Illinois Army National Guard where he served as a medic with a rifle company in Baghdad and earned a Bronze Star and Combat Medical Badge.

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