Remembering Commander Paul Bauer

Statement from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation on the tragic loss of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation joins all Chicagoans, the Chicago Police Department and all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement in mourning today’s senseless loss of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer. 

Commander Bauer’s tragic passing is all the more painful to us because Paul was a friend of the Foundation and enthusiastically gave of his time and talents to support our mission to never forget the brave men and women who died in service to this great city. 

The idea that Paul would act so unselfishly and would sacrifice his own safety for the safety of the people of Chicago and his fellow officers comes as no surprise to those of us who knew him.    That does little to lessen the pain that we are all experiencing over this tragic loss, however.

We stand alongside Paul’s wife, daughter, family, colleagues and friends as they grieve this tragic loss.  The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will provide whatever comfort, support and assistance it can to Paul’s family and loved ones.  We will honor Paul’s legacy as we honor all the lives of our fallen heroes, by ensuring that the sacrifice he and his family made today is always remembered, respected and revered.