Fallen CPD commander’s star retired in emotional ceremony

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CHICAGO – Chicago police honored fallen CPD commander Paul Bauer in a ceremony Tuesday.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson retired Bauer’s badge in the honored "star case."

Bauer killed in the line of duty in February. He was shot six times and killed while pursuing a suspect in downtown Chicago.

Star #29 will now take its place of honor alongside the dozens and dozens of other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Superintendent’s Star Case Ceremony stands to reaffirm what they and many others hold close in their hearts, that Commander Bauer is gone in the flesh but will forever be remembered in spirit.

Members of the mounted patrol of which Bauer led during his time on the job were outside the headquarters in honor as well.

Bauer leaves behind his wife and their 13-year-old daughter.


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