Saturday, May 21, 2011

Officer Passes

He became ill last night and comments asking for prayers started popping up here almost immediately. Sadly, he didn't pull through:
  • A 21-year veteran Chicago Police narcotics officer died this morning, a day after he was taken to a hospital complaining of chest pains while on duty, officials said.

    The officer, Paul Nauden, 46, of the Scottsdale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m. at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

    [...] Nauden was a 21-year Chicago police veteran, according to city records.

    The officer was on patrol Thursday afternoon when he began feeling ill and was taken to the hospital, said police spokesman Officer John Mirabelli. The narcotics officer was assigned to the police’s Homan Square facility, said [Police News Affairs]...
RIP Officer Nauden.

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56 Comments:

Anonymous 189 said...

If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for Paul's team.

As you could imagine, this is devastating news for his SGT and fellow co-workers, it is an extremely difficult time for all for them, as it surely is for Paul's family.

5/21/2011 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

5/21/2011 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad God Bless you Paul

5/21/2011 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the officer and his family. May St. Michael protect him.

5/21/2011 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

My condolences to Officer Nauden's family and CPD. We'll be at your sides in mourning.

5/21/2011 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the opportunity to go to Narcotics back in 2002, as a patrolman. I was assigned to Paul's team. Paul literally showed me the ropes, so to speak. Sadly that is something you don't see to much of anymore, a veteran officer guiding a younger officer how to do things the right way. We had some great times, a lot of laughs, and did some really good investigations. I am going to miss you Paul and thank you.

Sgt. Charles Artz
007th District

5/21/2011 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad news. My sympathy to his co-workers, family and friends.

5/21/2011 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you & your family officer PAUL.
Rest in JESUS

5/21/2011 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless Him and His Family.

5/21/2011 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, Brother

5/21/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such shocking news....Paul was a great guy! A pleasure to work with, and a real decent man. RIP Paul, condolences to your widow & children, you are already missed.

5/21/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Class 90-1 said...

He was in Class 90-1.
We had 350 in the class and I did not know him. I'm not sure what classroon he was in.

RIP Brother

5/21/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Officer Nauden. Gone too soon for a purpose up in heaven. Prayers for his loved ones, and for his brothers-in-arms- stay strong.

5/21/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was a great guy who saw through the bull shit and was not afraid to speak his mind or stand up fo what he thought was right
God Bless Paul

5/21/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer!

5/21/2011 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saint Peter, please welcome our Brother...
this is always so sad....I'm outta words ... Eternal rest & peace Officer.

5/21/2011 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

: - ( Thank you for your service. may you rest in peace.

5/21/2011 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayer going out to the family. R.I.P Office!

5/21/2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Brother

5/21/2011 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paulie was an all around good guy. Would give you the shirt off his back. We'll miss you...God Bless and keep your family!

5/21/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy with the passing of Paul; knew him from the 003rd District when I first went there and our paths crossed again in Unit 189. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family...may he rest in peace.

5/21/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Paul Godspeed to you! Prayers for the family!!

5/21/2011 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came on the job with Paul and we touched base as our careers moved to different places in the CPD. He was a very energetic officer and always wanted to be the police. He loved working in Narcotics. He loved his family and loved CPD. He was taken way too soon and I will miss him. R.I.P. Paul. My condolences to your wife and children and to your CPD family.

5/21/2011 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother

5/21/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you. Condolences to your family and friends. Thank you for your service.

5/21/2011 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Paul and his family

5/21/2011 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad indeed, May Gob bless your family, friends and loved ones. Keep us safe brother.

5/21/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Paul, you were and will always be a class act. From our academy days, to our days in Unit 189. Gob Bless You and your family.

90-1

5/21/2011 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer.

5/21/2011 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New police chief: Start foundation to help support department"

SHERIFF DART AND DIRECTOR TOWNE ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

5/21/2011 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Our prayers are with you also...
Pasadena, California Commmunications Section

5/21/2011 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Brother. This is an unfortunate event for Paul's family and his police family. My prayers go out to you.

Just recently about two months ago my brother in law passed away. He was only 38. I know it sounds like a cliche but cherish each day you are with your loved ones. You really don't know if it may be your last.

5/21/2011 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Nauden was in 90-1F. I remember him as a good guy.

5/21/2011 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers for Paul's family. Thank you Paul for everything.

5/21/2011 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest easy brother. May God bless the family...


Cicero PD

5/21/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to know the one of the biggest differences in our pension laws vs fire? If they go to a fire and two days later, die of a heart attack, its duty related. If we fight some guy on Monday and our RDO we have a heart attack and die? Well thats just our bad luck. This needs to be changed in the pension code to reflect what Fire gets and we do not. Look how many of us die by age 60 from heart related disease.....

5/21/2011 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless

5/21/2011 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was in good ole F-Troop!!!!!!!
I remember him so well! Memories of running while in the academy & hearing "Nnaaaaaudennnnnn"! LOL Great guy & will be missed! Too many have passed way too young..."only the good die young"
R.I.P. Paul

5/21/2011 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pryers go to this great officer and his family.

5/21/2011 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP.

---not a cop

5/21/2011 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace officer, may God bless you and your family!!!

5/22/2011 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this:-(
My condolences to Officer Nauden's family, friends and team.

5/22/2011 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC on the topic of health I really think you should check out the documentary Food Matters. It breaks my heart to see so many coppers going to doctors who know everything about drugs, but zero about nutrition, and even less on the healing effects of vitamins and minerals. These kinds of sudden occurrences are becoming more and more common. One drug can bring about five problems for one problem we are trying to fix. God Bless this copper and his family, and I hope we start watching for each other and each other's health.

5/22/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous the doctor said...

Look how many of us die by age 60 from heart related disease.....

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stop eating shit

5/22/2011 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul I saw you every now and then at the Area typing up the arrest reports, or when we would cross paths in the hallway. I didnt know you personally but your passing has struck me in such an odd way. May the Department honor you appropriately and make it a line of duty death, so that your family can be taken care of. God Bless the Nauden family.

Det. JM Unit 620

5/22/2011 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother in Blue. To you, your family, your team, and your brothers and sisters in Blue. God Bless. Stey Safe.

FOP Lodge 26

5/22/2011 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anybody here seen my old friend Paul?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
You know, I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Michael Flisk?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Michael Bailey?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked 'round and he's gone.

Didn't you love the things that they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?
And we'll be free
Some day soon, and it's a-gonna be one day ...

Anybody here seen my old friend Thor?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill,
With Thomas, Alan, Alex, Joseph, Nathaniel...
My deepest Condolences to the family. RIP

5/22/2011 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless. RIP

5/22/2011 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive.

RIP Paul, never forgotten.

5/22/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was a great guy and a good policeman. God bless you and your family.

5/22/2011 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous On furlo said...

Does anyone have any information about the wake/funeral? I am on furlo and will not be back in town until this Wednesday.

5/22/2011 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed!

5/22/2011 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC- Blogger needs a "Like" button- there are so many beautiful comments and expressions of love and support. God rest your soul, Officer Paul Nauden.

5/22/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/22/2011 09:59:00 AM
Beautiful. Touching.

5/23/2011 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake for Officer Nauden is Thursday, May 26th at AR Leaks, 6pm-9pm-7838 S. Cottage Grove. The funeral is Friday, at House of Hope 10am. 752 E. 114th

5/24/2011 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Sherrie said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely words. Paul was my brother and he was a wonderful son, brother, husband and father. Our hearts are broken and will take a long time to heal. For those police officers reading this please go have a full heart check up and find a healthy way to deal with the stree of the job. Paul's Sister

6/04/2011 07:54:00 PM  

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