The life of Cook County investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada is being remembered by family, friends and fellow officers during his wake this evening.
Cook County officers as well as officers from departments all across the area are paying their respects to the 50-year-old former Marine today. Many have black bands on their badges a sign that an officer has fallen.
Estrada worked for the cook county sheriff’s office for 20 years.
Estrada was shot in the chest and killed one week ago today while stopping his 19-year-old daughter and her boyfriend from being robbed. He was off duty at the time.
The crime happened outside of the VFW hall on St. Charles Rd in Bellwood.
Two 22-year-olds, Gage Thornton and Brandon Jackson were arrested for the crime and charged with first degree murder and attempted armed robbery.
Estrada’s funeral will be held at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Saturday from 10-11 a.m.
He will be buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.