- Chicago Police are burying one of their own Tuesday: a 62-year-old retired officer and Vietnam veteran who died alone – and ended up unclaimed at the medical examiner’s office.
His name was Bruce Cummings, and he was a Chicago Police Officer. He lived in a North Side nursing home and apparently had no visitors. Not even from whatever family he had.
Chicago Police Chaplain Tom Nangle says officers found out Cummings died alone earlier this month and was unclaimed at the morgue.
Then Chicago Police Captain Thomas Lemmer of the 23rd District got involved.
At least now, our brother got a better send off and hopefully, somewhere, he's at peace.
Here's a picture from the funeral:
We had one or two more via e-mail, but the files are a bit large for blogger to accommodate.