Commander Paul Bauer of the Chicago Police Department was shot and killed today as he assisted in apprehending a suspicious man. More info as it becomes available. RIP sir.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bulldog7972,
RIP Commander Bower, EOD. Prayers for you and your family will be added to my prayer list.
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I am in shock. This man was my Commander. Not only was he a great boss, but was a great man. He went out of his way to talk to you. If you had problems of any sort, he would go above and beyond to help. He was extremely well liked and easily one of the best bosses I've had in all my years on this job.
I just had a lengthy conversation with him about a Burglary pattern that was recently cleared up by our tact team. He went out of his way, which is almost all of the time, to thank us all about the job we were doing and how he truly appreciated all that we do.
He will be sorely missed. Prayers for his family.
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I’m watching the local coverage now (WGN); there is a huge procession of police vehicles following the ambulance from the hospital to the medical examiners in the west loop. Gut-wrenching...
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He was ON duty. Doesn't matter because the police are never off duty. RIP sir
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RIP brother. Klusk, I am very sorry about your boss. This stuff is sucking bad.
I'm so sorry to hear this.
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Guys, I am so sorry for your loss.
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My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and all of the LEO's recently killed.
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Sad news. My sincere condolences to my SIGforum CPD friends, both the ones I have met in person, and those I have not. When tragedy strikes close to home, it is always more deeply felt.
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Saddened and outraged.
I am so sorry for your loss. Those kind of bosses are few and far between in any profession, which is a shame. It is always the good ones that are lost too soon it seems.
I saddens me when we lose a good guy RIP Commander Paul Bauer.
Im in the District just south of 018. In the district where he was shot.
It's a sad day for us. As Klusk said, Commander B was just a truly great person, and a phenomenal boss to work for.
Rest In Peace
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RIP Commander Bauer. Judging from the comments above, I wonder if he was too kind and trusting. Perp got off multiple rounds, perhaps 5 from what a bystander stated.
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Sorry for your loss my friends. If I can help, feel free to reach out.
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Terrible. Sorry to you guys that knew him. Sounds like a great man.
Was the suspect apprehended the one who shot him?
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