Mourners gathered at 10:00 a.m. Saturday February 17, 2018 at Nativity of Our Lord Church for the funeral of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, who was shot and killed in a foot chase at the Thompson Center on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Bauer’s 13-year-old daughter, Grace, read the first reading — Isaiah 43: 1-4, according to the funeral program.
Isaiah 43:1-4 King James Version (KJV)
43 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Captain Mel Roman and Chief John Escalante, who was Bauer’s friend since first grade, will also give remarks.
The procession will proceed west on 37th Street, south on Halsted Street, East on Pershing Road, to I-90/94 East to I-57 South to 111th Street. The procession will end at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th Street in Alsip.
The funeral procession is expected to heavily impact traffic on Saturday morning and early afternoon. The procession is expected to begin sometime after 11:45 a.m.
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