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Photo Gallery: Suburban departments honor fallen Chicago officer

Hundreds of suburban police officers attended funeral services for Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer

Amid a sea of grieving Chicago police officers, hundreds of their brothers and sisters in blue from dozens of suburban police departments showed their support over the weekend during visitation and funeral services for Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

On Saturday, officers from around the Chicago area ignored the cold to stand side-by-side with CPD outside Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church before joining a nearly 1,000-vehicle procession from the Bridgeport neighborhood to Bauer’s final resting place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

Here’s a look at some of the moments captured by Ten Two News and those who joined in honoring Bauer.

Officers and onlookers filled 37th Street outside Nativity of Our Lord at the conclusion of Bauer’s funeral. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office photo)


As far as the eye could see, police vehicles from throughout the Chicago suburbs lined up along three-plus city blocks to participate in the funeral procession which included nearly 1,000 vehicles. (TTN Photo)


Citizens showed their support for Bauer, and the police in general, by lining Halsted Street and other places along the processional route. Many carried flags, signs and photos to pay their respects to the fallen officer. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office photo)


The procession stretched several miles on the Dan Ryan Expressway on its trek from Bridgeport to Bauer’s final resting place in Alsip. (Hanover Park Police Department photo)


Members of the Evanston Police Honor Guard were among many to represent their departments during Saturday’s funeral services for Bauer. (Evanston Police Department photo)