The funeral of Ella French when hundreds mourned the fallen Chicago Police Department police officer at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel on Thursday, August 19, 2021 [elapsed time: 03:09:57].YouTube Tips ⓘ
Hundreds gathered at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 South Western Avenue in Chicago on Thursday, August 19, 2021 to pay tribute to fallen Chicago police Officer Ella French, age 29, shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop of a suspect out of jail on a personal recognizance bond (no money down) after being charged with a serious hit-and-run of a pedestrian at a downtown Chicago crosswalk, and while on probation for robbery.
The private service for Ella French was attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers from Chicago, and from a variety of law enforcement agencies from Chicagoland suburbs, the rest of the State of Illinois and cities outside Illinois, including Cedar Rapids, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Milwaukee. Public officials included CPD Supt. David Brown, former police Supt. Garry McCarthy, former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and others.
The Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society (Chicago Police Department), which performs nationwide at police officer and firefighter memorials, was also in attendance.
Also in attendance was Carlos Yanez, Sr., father of Carlos Yanez, Jr., who was Ella French’s partner — critically wounded when Ella French was shot and killed. Carlos Yanez, Jr. is continuing his recovery in the hospital. Carlos Yanez, Sr. brought a T-shirt from his son, who asked that it be given to Ella French because he wanted “a little bit of me to be with her.”