Name: Nauden, Paul W.
Star: 10803
Memorial Panel #: 16
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: Unit 189 District
End of Watch: 20 May 2011
Incident Details: Police Officer Paul Nauden, 46, was a 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to Unit 189. On May 19, 2011, Officer Nauden was involved in an undercover narcotics investigation. During the investigation, he discreetly informed the other undercover officers that he had fallen ill. He withdrew himself in order not to jeopardize the safety of his fellow officers and the drug investigation in progress. He walked several blocks and flagged down a passing ambulance which then transported him to the hospital. Officer Nauden was treated for a heart attack and passed away early the following morning. The investigation Officer Nauden was involved in, yielded over a dozen arrests. Officer Nauden’s funeral service took place at House of Hope and he was laid to rest in Lincoln Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, April, and daughters, Alana and Avril.


  • RIP

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Paul in the 3rd District. He was just a genuine person. Definately a great loss.. God bless you

  • I am sorry for your loss. Paul and I work gangs in three in 97 under sgt. Moran.

  • God makes no mistakes, he needed Paul for another assignment. God Bless his family. (Ruggles)

  • My heart goes out to his immediate family; especially his wife and babies. God makes no mistakes, however we must let him rest in peace.

  • I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Officer Paul Nauden. May he rest in peace and may GOD grant comfort to his family and loved ones.

  • I am very sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Condolences to his wife and other family members. We graduated from Ruggles Elementary together. God bless.

  • I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Paul my condolences goes out to his family. Paul and I were classmates at Ruggles Elementary School and I remember him as being a really nice guy. Rest In Peace Paul.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We Will Never Forget