Mourners gather to honor Chicago Officer Conrad Gary

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OAK LAWN, Ill. — The first services began Thursday the two Chicago officers killed by a commuter train.

Fifth District Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, chased a shooting suspect onto train tracks on the Far South Side around 6 p.m. Monday, and were both hit by a passing  train near 103rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Officer Gary's wake was held Thursday at Blake Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn.  It began at 3 p.m. but mourners lined up well before then.

His funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Rita on 77th and Western.

Gary is survived by his wife and a 6-month-old daughter.

Officer Marmolejo's wake will be held Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., also at Blake Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn.

His funeral mass begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at St. Rita.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Edward Brown, 24, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.


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