Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Officer Shot (UPDATES)

Downtown, Thompson Center.

Nothing further at this point.

News is sketchy, but our sources have info we aren't posting.

Prayers for the member and family.

UPDATE: Numerous news outlets reporting the member has passed.

UPDATE: Other outlets have identified him as "high ranking."

We're holding comments until official word comes down.

UPDATE: Press Conference - RIP Commander Paul Bauer, 018 District.

UPDATE: Stop with the speculating please.

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259 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck!

2/13/2018 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Rahm, McCarthy, Special Ed, Kim Fox, the ACLU, and every other democratic politician piece of shit in this city we’ve officially lost control of the streets. The criminals own this shit now and it’s only going to get worse. Citizens, start arming yourselves and quick.

Prayers with the officer and his family.

2/13/2018 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's true we have lost a prince, a gentleman and a wonderful human being. I pray for the family. Mother Mary, St. Michael, please save him.

2/13/2018 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm’s Chicago at it’s best. He agrees whole heartedly with Peckerwinkle, Dart, and Foxx, with emptying the jail and not prosecuting “community” members.

The “high ranking” PO shot must be a good guy because he got involved, which 99% of the Exempts wouldn’t even consider doing.

Best wishes for him/her.

2/13/2018 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed. I thoughts and prayers for his family. This is all the politicians faults, the criminal justice system, and Eddie Johnson.

2/13/2018 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander of 018 shot and killed. RIP.

2/13/2018 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers

2/13/2018 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP.
Godspeed.

2/13/2018 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a CMDR

2/13/2018 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP fellow brother in blue. You will never be forgotten. We will hold the thin blue line for you.

2/13/2018 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him and his family.

2/13/2018 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob Cavaiani said...

Prayers

2/13/2018 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn.

2/13/2018 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathy and prayers for his family and your department from CFD EMS

2/13/2018 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Controlled Chaos said...

R.I.P. Sir

2/13/2018 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A commander ???>.........

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-off-duty-officer-shot-downtown-20180213-story.html

2/13/2018 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger two10ders said...

Sympathy and prayers to his family and department from CFD EMS

2/13/2018 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Loyola 94 said...

Shit. I'm so sorry. Saint Sebastian pray for us.

2/13/2018 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible tragedy a great boss and a great person

2/13/2018 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking awful. Possible off-duty commander (no specifics on unit/district of assignment) killed while assisting tact team pursuing robbery offender. My prayers go out to his family. Tragic as hell. Be safe all

2/13/2018 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was my former boss in 018 and he was the most interactive commander I ever knew. He will be sorely missed. Why the shitbird who did this is still breathing is a mystery. Well, maybe it isn't it but damn this hits hard.

2/13/2018 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much bet it's a repeat offender that a dart or Foxx released. Or one Dart or Bill Cunningham Rocket Docket early Parolees.

2/13/2018 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without words

2/13/2018 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard its the commander from the 18th district.

2/13/2018 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the officer and the officer’s family. God be with you. Some of us do appreciate all you do. As strong as I try to be, I could never do you job. May God bless Chicago’s Finest, and may St. Michael always protect you.

2/13/2018 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame the politics of pandering to the criminals in this city and county created such a shithole Godspeed commander.

2/13/2018 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander

2/13/2018 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to f'in throw up. I am so sorry for the family. I hate this f'in shithole and policies against our police and citizens. Until these social justice warriors get a bullet through their head they will continue justifying the actions of these thugs.

I have no idea how to say. I am so sorry! My prayers to the family, the survivors and fellow officers. RIP

2/13/2018 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother, we got it from here.

2/13/2018 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed to you Paul, thoughts and prays for your family and countless brothers ans sisters in the department.

2/13/2018 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No words....this is beyond sad. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to the family and co-workers.

2/13/2018 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed Boss. Great Man prayers and condolences to his family

2/13/2018 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Valkyrie said...

And we no longer have the death penalty - why?!

2/13/2018 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger Controlled Chaos said...

R.I.P Sir

2/13/2018 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Boss, your watch is over. We'll take it from here.

2/13/2018 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander Paul Bauer. Although I never met you, I can say the citizens of Chicago owe you and your family a debt of gratitude. You paid the ultimate price to protect the citizens of the City of Chicago. Thank you for your service. You will be missed by all.

2/13/2018 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Man!!! Rest In Peace Commander Bauer
-18th Distritct RBT

2/13/2018 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watched channel 7 news made the officer the commander rest in peace, they also said this commander was frustrated because of all the offenders being put back on the streets I am so angry right now crying right now knowing that the mayor states attorney attorney general the judges crazy Tony insane Tommy and the rest of the Panderers are guilty of this all the blood the murder now one of our brothers and blue life sensuously taken by a criminal who should've been in prison and not been left out to cause more murder and mayhem Democrats must go this My stop it My stop now! God bless the police God bless this police officers family!

2/13/2018 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss of your Commander. The loss of any officer is heartbreaking, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your entire department and his family.

2/13/2018 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip commander, God speed

2/13/2018 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Commander.

2/13/2018 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And still no word from that guy that's calls himself the mayor. We need to turn our backs to that midget in the coming weeks. God forbid he tries to come to roll calls to boost morale. Piece of shit!!!!!

2/13/2018 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander.

2/13/2018 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP CMDR Bauer....a fine man and amazing leader....Godspeed sir. AND HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

2/13/2018 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is this worthless mayor, and useless justice system going to acknowledge the problem in this city????

A robbery isn’t just a “property crime”!

At what point can we talk about the problem, and do what needs to be done to eradicate the problem?

Enough of the fucking games and political correctness. Let’s end these robberies and carjackings- ESPECIALLY downtown, where the PRODUCTIVE members do things like WORK and SHOP.


May God be with a good policeman and great human being as he makes is afterlife journey.
My heart and thoughts go out to his family and loved ones....

2/13/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP


Not a cop.

2/13/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad. His death has already been reported to ODMP.COM.

2/13/2018 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

Amen.

2/13/2018 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip to the commander.... just trying to help officers in need. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him but that’s a leader right there. To bad more than half of the others wouldn’t dare join that chase. Rest In Peace hero.

2/13/2018 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, boss. God bless

2/13/2018 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Met him on a detail once, was so pleased to be treated nicely by a boss. Got the feeling he was truly a gentleman and nice guy.

2/13/2018 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander!
Prayers for you and your family my brother in blue!

2/13/2018 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Paul. Your mission here is over. You will be missed by everyone.
A sad sad day for this fucked up shithole city.

2/13/2018 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP

2/13/2018 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP commander

2/13/2018 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP PRB.

2/13/2018 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger John Meyers said...

Rest in Peace Hero.

2/13/2018 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic Irony that this occurred in the center of power of Illinois, Cook County and City of Chicago, whose politicians allow these criminals to thrive, while vilifying the police. God Bless You, Paul. You were a great cop and a better person.

2/13/2018 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fellow officers. Will pray for their strength. Thank you Commander.

2/13/2018 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a civilian who now lives out of state....thoughts and prayers to the entire CPD. Sad day.

2/13/2018 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander. Prayers to his family and the CPD. 😢💙

2/13/2018 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Commander Bauer.

If the shithead that did this is a parolee, multiple offender, early release, etc. etc. type, and I'll bet he is, high holy hell had better be raised towards Foxx, Dart, Evans, Emanuel, Prickwinkle and their pro-crime anti-justice policies and views.

Chicago...what...the...fuck.

2/13/2018 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Not a Gold Star said...

Watched both Channel 7 and 9 back and forth before 4PM. Do they have the suspect- or not??

Mixed messages as to whether or not they have the person in custody.

Bad day and totally avoidable. Waiting for more facts. Right now some things don't add up?? Eye witness said they had someone in custody and the person was wearing a vest (like a Police Vest) then, they have no one in custody? Which is it?

Or was it an officer who also got shot and they helped him take his vest off?

Like I said, things don't add up. Waiting for ALL the facts. Hopefully, they do have the person in custody.

Total sympathies to family. Time to vote out ALL the politicians. Chicago is NOT safe.

2/13/2018 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic Irony that this occurred in the center of power of Illinois, Cook County and City of Chicago, whose politicians allow these criminals to thrive, while vilifying the police. God Bless You, Paul. You were a great cop and a better person.

2/13/2018 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sad. Rip commander. Be safe everyone. Ya never know...commander hears flash message etc? Fuck

2/13/2018 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so very sad.

I am so upset, as the Democrat Party and ACLU have blood on their hands.

2/13/2018 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander, a great leader and man, terrible loss 😢

2/13/2018 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough is Enough,. We need to vote these crooked politicians out of office. Kim Foxx, Rahm and Tom Dart have no business being the chief law-forcement officers of this city. They are releasing criminals who prey on the public and now officers. We need to stop this madness.

2/13/2018 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I met Commander Bauer last year, I was amazed at how friendly and nice he was. He'll be missed.

2/13/2018 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God grant him eternal peace and have mercy on his soul. The thin blue line indeed

2/13/2018 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they caught this asshole!

2/13/2018 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great picture. Looked like a very special person. RIP. https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/districts/18th-district-near-north/

2/13/2018 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger Ragman said...

I'm sick. Just sick to my stomach. I am so sorry for cpds loss.

2/13/2018 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for his wife and daughter. God bless the Chicago Police Department!

2/13/2018 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Cmdr Bauer and please say prayers for his family. A working boss is a rarity and such a tragic ending to a great cop's career.

May God Welcome you into Heaven and console your grieving family!!!

Rest in Eternal Peace Brother!!!

2/13/2018 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless our very brave Commander, prayers to the family

2/13/2018 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD, ignore the negative media -- most of this city supports your selfless pursuit of safer streets. Thanks for what you do every single day.

2/13/2018 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss.
RIP Commander

Evanston PD

2/13/2018 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a commander still taking on the bad guys. Respect. RIP.

2/13/2018 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely awful. Such a sad day for our department.

2/13/2018 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit

2/13/2018 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed are the Peacemakers For they are the children of God. Rest in Peace Commander Bauer.
Ret Lt.

2/13/2018 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Police Officer's Prayer
Oh Lord, while I'm on my beat
May I know that you're with me,
And protect me as I go to guard
Other's lives and property.
Help me ignore those who scorn
And show me no respect,
But be mindful of all citizens
I've sworn to protect.
Be with my fellow officers
And guard their safety too.
May I always put duty first
In the work that I must do.
May I not disgrace the uniform
But bring pride to the badge I wear.
That I'd be a good policeman, Lord
Would be my only prayer.
Amen

2/13/2018 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathies to the Commander's family and to his brothers & sisters in blue, with all the respect in the universe. Thank you for keeping our city safe.

2/13/2018 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger ISP Sgt said...

My sincere condolences to Cmdr Bauer's family and all CPD.
So hard to watch this happen through the news, I sit here wondering why. Time to retake our city no matter what.

2/13/2018 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Commander still chasing bad guys, helping out while off duty... sounds like the city lost one of the good ones.

2/13/2018 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed, Commander. God bless you all.

2/13/2018 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Russell said...

Rest in Peace Commander Bauer

2/13/2018 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathies to his family and the department. We all mourn with you. ~CFD EMS

2/13/2018 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Condolences to Commander Bauer's Family and to his brothers and sisters in Blue. This is tragic. It is a loss when anyone is killed senselessly, but when it is a police officer is killed it is devastating to the entire city. Rest in Peace Sir, you will not be forgotten.

A citizen who cares.

2/13/2018 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger LOAfrom025 said...

God bless Commander Bauer and his family. Tragic, tragic loss

2/13/2018 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen sending condolonces. Thank you for selfless service.

2/13/2018 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly sad.

Heart and prayers go out to his family and CPD.

Saw the procession on Congress, very moving.

2/13/2018 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger Hillside Police Department said...

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters in the CPD, Cmdr Blauer, his wife, daughter, and family. Hillside Police Department

2/13/2018 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had the Pleasure to work with and for Paul Bauer.

I can say without doubt that this man was a good man taken too early.
Take is slow brother.
My deepest condolences to his family.

I feel like crap.

Let us never forget how fast this could be happening to any one of us.
Stay Strong


2/13/2018 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed Sir.

2/13/2018 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Bauer was feerless and a true leader. This is a devistating loss.

2/13/2018 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hope that brothers and sisters on the job use this site for some positive comments for Cmdr. Paul Bauer on behalf of his grieving family and friends. Say a prayer in your own way for one of Chicago’s Finest.
Rest In Peace Paul, it was an honor to call you a friend and Brother.

2/13/2018 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Brian Kratz said...

Pass a Federal Law that makes killing any first responders an automatic death sentence

2/13/2018 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is looking down on us .. RIP..........

2/13/2018 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP COMMANDER

2/13/2018 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed, sir. Thank you for your service. May God hold your family close during this horrible time. Rest in Peace.

2/13/2018 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice guy, very sad news.

2/13/2018 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired a year and a half but this still hurts, always will when a brother or sister in blue makes the ultimate sacrifice. R.I.P. Brother. Prayers for the Family and Friends as well as fellow Officers. E.O.W. 13 FEB 2018.������������

2/13/2018 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From My CFD Family to Your CPD Family I send out condolences.
We will All get thru this together. Our thoughts & prayers are with
His family at home. His work family in the 18th & all across the CPD.

2/13/2018 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Boss.... Was my Sgt. in SOS

2/13/2018 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace boss. I will pray for your family.

2/13/2018 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother. My heartfelt condolences to my Chicago brothers From Retired NYPD Detective

2/13/2018 06:13:00 PM  
Blogger Hadrian Romano said...

Blue Lives Matter!

2/13/2018 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is way past being a damned shame.

2/13/2018 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD lost a good man today .
Boys and girls in Blue , please back each other up , be ready for the worst at all times .
Politicians put the safety of criminals before our safety . Study the law , never hesitate to defend yourself or your partner .
St. Michael Pray for us .
Pray for the Family of Commander Paul Bauer .

2/13/2018 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...
My prayers go out to the officer and the officer’s family. God be with you. Some of us do appreciate all you do. As strong as I try to be, I could never do you job. May God bless Chicago’s Finest, and may St. Michael always protect you.
2/13/2018 03:55:00 PM

Thank you for your kind words.

2/13/2018 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was a great guy and will be sorely, sorely missed.
What an absolute tragedy.

2/13/2018 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to Commander Bauer and his family. May he rest in peace. I did not personnaly know Commander Bauer but from what I can tell he was a cops cop.

2/13/2018 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your family young man.

2/13/2018 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ache for this man's family. GOD bless the police, it has been a painful week in many areas through out the country. Thank you to the CFD.

2/13/2018 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
For the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory are Yours, now and forever. Amen.
Saint Jude. Pray for him.

2/13/2018 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Old Chicago Gal said...

I have never posted before but I would like to offer my prayers to the Commander's family.

2/13/2018 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

St. Michael, Archangel, escort our Brother to the comforting Arms of the Lord.....


God Save the CPD.....

2/13/2018 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander Bauer.

2/13/2018 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One news source stated this is the 16th Officer this year (45 days) to be killed in the line of duty across the nation. Guys and girls, be safe. These people have no respect for human life and even less respect for ours.

2/13/2018 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching ch 7 news. Can someone please inform "investigative""reporter Chuck Goudie that there are not 25 police districts in the city and haven't been for years? At least get your facts right when reporting a tragic event

2/13/2018 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for this loss. Blessings to his family and all CPD members.

2/13/2018 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More tears down my cheeks this evening. RIP Commander Bauer.I pray for you and your Family....

2/13/2018 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet this piece of shit was in parole, double secret probation, or some other bullshit liberal excuse to keep this fuckhead out of jail

God bless Commander Paul Bauer.

2/13/2018 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am beyond sorry for this senseless, senseless loss.

But from the Lib-une: “It’s a difficult day for us, but we’ll get through it,” Johnson told reporters..." Isn't that nice? One sentence. Unreal. Sad.

This blood is on many, many hands.

I am Catholic and there is no "Purgatory" for this civil servant. His "Purgatory" was the last few seconds-minutes of his short life. He is with the Lord Almighty.

It sounds like you have lost a true, rare gem of a human being.

Prayers for the family, those he knew-touched: family and those under his command.

Makes me sick.

NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

2/13/2018 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish all exempt were like him. RIP sir!

2/13/2018 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this offender was let out of jail early the FOP better go balls out against the powers that be in this city and county!

2/13/2018 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Johnson's statement. What a jag off. He for some reason makes a distinction that any loss of a Chicagoans life is tragic. I'm sorry but Paul Bauer's life is more important than a gang banging convicted felon. This dept sucks.

2/13/2018 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Timothy said...

My prayers go out to the family and to our brothers and sisters in the CPD. On behalf of your brothers in the fire service we have your back, and no matter what we will always come get you.

2/13/2018 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Citizen Richard said...

As an ordinary man this just hurts on so many levels it makes me cry. The city or jungle that it as become has lost an apparently great man and Police Officer. May your journey to the Kingdom of Heaven be swift and peaceful.
A very sad day indeed.
Richard

2/13/2018 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my Brother.We came on the job together, worked together, made Lt together.I feel for your wife and daughter. They will NOT be forgotten by us. Take a well deserved rest and then look down upon us and guide us.
Amen

2/13/2018 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander. May God help his family, friends and his brothers in blue through this. Truly devastating.

2/13/2018 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Commander Paul Bauer. Heartbroken for his family and what they are going through. Such a senseless tragedy. Prayers to St. Michael for his soul, may he rest in eternal peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless all who serve on the Chicago Police Department.

2/13/2018 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Paul and his family. But please also take care of each other. Unless you are military or police and have had a brother or sister die in the line of duty, it is hard to explain the emotions. Obviously a family member or dear friend dying is terrible and painful, but the emotions that come with line of duty brings so many other feelings. Take care of each other, it is what Paul would want.

2/13/2018 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander

2/13/2018 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any time CPD loses an officer, it is tragic. Dark day in the city when a man so liked and respected makes the ultimate sacrifice. Wishing his family the utmost strength in this painful hour.
-Son of a retired CPD Sergeant.

2/13/2018 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn’t good bye Paul. You looked after us on the street and you will continue to look after us from above. This isn’t good bye

2/13/2018 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for the family of this good man. My family and I are deeply grateful for what CPD does, especially in today’s insane climate. And the sight of those who run this city has gone from disgust to revulsion tonight for both Lakeview Dad and me.

I drove by the 019 station late this afternoon as I went about my day. I saw an officer getting out of a vehicle and looking just so dejected and sad. My first thought was to roll down my window and call out something kind, but I wasn’t sure what to say or if I should even bother him.

Know that you guys and gals ARE appreciated!


Much love, Lakeview Mom

2/13/2018 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn, which wants our votes for AG did away with the death penalty for killing police officers

2/13/2018 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Hydra said...

Tell Rahm it's a good thing that we have such stiff gun laws on the books here. Those laws will surely prevent the murder of those actually engaged in keeping the peace.
May God have mercy on the Bauer family.

What has this city become?

2/13/2018 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Officer Bauer. Prayers and condolences to family, friends and CPD.

J.J.

2/13/2018 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A really great boss that deserved his position. A HUGE loss to the city and the department. RIP Commander

2/13/2018 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired Captain CPD said...

God Bless this wonderful man, a Commander who is actually helping the troops.

2/13/2018 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Commander jumping in off duty on an incident like this is probably not the norm, so I expect that Cmdr. Bauer was an exceptional man and cop. I also read that he was out front in complaining about the 'revolving door' in the criminal INjustice system being responsible for many crimes. If the person that did this (apparently a black coat with a fur collar from the only description the news gave, for some reason the race of the offender is not as important as it would be if it was an OIS) is a repeat offender, as he probably is, then CPD and all police in Crook county need to join their voices as one to show how corrupt and damaging the system is. Maybe you can get Cmdr. Bauer's message across in the end and make a little sense from this tragedy. My prayers to his family, both blood and work, I hope they find comfort in the knowledge that he died doing what he was dedicated to. Just an Indiana cop who is tired of reading daily how another officer in Ohio, or Arizona, or Tennessee, has been killed.

2/13/2018 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police can make a dent in the voting in Chicago if we all vote. We need our families and friends to band together with us and vote these politicians OUT OF OFFICE! They have let this city burn the the ground. Crime is OUT OF CONTROL. This savage should have been in prison for his past offenses but wasn’t. These judges suck and don’t care about everyday citizens or police-same with the politicians. God bless the Commander. He gave his life because this piece of shit was still on the street instead of behind bars where he belonged. I didn’t know him but I would thank him for all he did until the end of his life that was gone too soon. He should have been able to finish his career and enjoy retirement with his family but that was stolen from him. I pray that he is with God now and that God watches over his family.

2/13/2018 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's way past time for criminals to start living in fear again!

J.J.

2/13/2018 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was a great police officer, a fair, respected and honest supervisor. A kind, upbeat and soft spoken person. Very sad day for all of us.

2/13/2018 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you Commander Paul Bauer, I'm so very sorry. Thank you for your service sir. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to you, your family, CPD family and friends.
-20th district resident

2/13/2018 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Commander Bauer.

2/13/2018 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An off duty commander, he did not have to get involved, but he did. I can’t tell you how much pride and respect I feel for this man. Obviously a working policeman to the very end. May god watch over you sir and your family, you are in our prayers.

2/13/2018 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad day for my CPD brothers and sisters RIP Sir

2/13/2018 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was getting dressed in the parking lot today and saw commander Bauer today 20 minutes before he was assassinated by this scum of a human that all of these politicians are so worried about. What about commander bauer's rights? How and where does his family go from here? How will they ever begin to heal. Let us all say a prayer for him and family regardless of your beliefs. He always knew me by my first name and always asked how I and my family were doing. No one will ever come close to replacing this man. 31 years on the job and still left his police vehicle and gave chase. What a hero! Also, this happened across the street from city hall, isn't it supposed to be safe there. We need more police! Stop and frisk! Drivers for commanders protection. Elected officials start doing your jobs, a police executive officer has just been slain on your doorsteps!

2/13/2018 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great boss. He was a true prince. I was fortunate to have met him in S.O.S as a Sgt and he was always willing to help us out. You will be missed and I hope never forgotten. RIP.

Mathew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.

2/13/2018 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Boss! I have never worked for you, but I have almost as much time as you do and I have never heard a bad word spoken of you only good things. And on this job that says a lot. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

2/13/2018 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayer for Police Officers
- Anonymous

Almighty God we pray to you
In heaven up above
Watch over our dear police officers
And protect them with your love.

Please guide them as they keep us
safe both day and night
And hold them firmly in your care
should danger come their way.

Give them true strength and courage
As they serve til duty's end
And one more thing to ask dear Lord
Protect their family and their friends.

2/13/2018 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


John 15:13 greater love hath no man than this, than a man lay down his life for his friends.

This hero made the ultimate sacrifice today, protecting and defending others.

CPD just a citizen here to say how grateful so many are for you. The silent majority stands with you. The hearts of so many of us grieve over each report of a fallen officer. Perilous times have come,
Thank you for risking your lives every day and know you are in the prayers of many. God Bless you all.

2/13/2018 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, thank SCC and your team for giving us a voice.

2/13/2018 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the wife of a retired police officer and mom of a new recruit, I offer my sincere condolences to the Bauer family. My heart goes on to you and to the fine men and women in Blue in this dangerous crime-ridden city.

Not to take away from my prayers and thoughts, but it’s time we all band together and vote out these liberals who are destroying our city, county and state! May God shine thru these dark days and transform our current situation where the criminals are treated better than the citizens and our wonderful protectors, the police! God bless those who truly wear the badge with honor. Be safe CPD!

2/13/2018 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with Paul in SOS, always had a smile on his face, as he climbed the ladder, he never changed. Always a gentleman. REAT IN Peace.

2/13/2018 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Carlos Green said...

RIP

2/13/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felon wearing body armor ?!

2/13/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Carlos Green said...

Prayers for the CPD

2/13/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace sir. You were taken long before your time. My sympathies are with your family and your brothers and sisters at CPD. You will be missed and never forgotten.
-A Dispatcher

2/13/2018 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed sir. A true gentleman and the real police. Praying for your family.

2/13/2018 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Bauer family

-014th District

2/13/2018 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander Bauer.
He always said hello and came up to us when ever there was a protest. Always smiling.
Last time we talked it was about about my retirement and when he was thinking about going. You will me sorely missed. My prayers to your Family.
PO Joe Prill Bikes

2/13/2018 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger chitownsfinest said...

Rest in peace brother

2/13/2018 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Stevens said...

I will never have the words to show my respect for you amazing men and women in blue. From the rural country sheriff, to all of you working in Chicago,the things that you all deal with, I’m in awe of each and every one of you. Get home safe,all of you.God Bless you all. I know there’s a special place in heaven for Commander Bauer.

2/13/2018 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, everyone be safe out there.

2/13/2018 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

95.5 just saluted our fallen commander. Thank you BIG 95.5. You are a class act of a radio station.

2/13/2018 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace, Commander Bauer. And may Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of law-enforcement, wait for
you at the gates of heaven and escort you to our Almighty God and sit you at the right hand of our Father. Judge Gloria Chevere,Retired.

2/13/2018 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Tribune's headline: Fatal Police Shooting.
Just cannot call it as it truly is.
Wonder how Dallas newspapers reported the tragedy in July 2016?

2/13/2018 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A stand-up guy getting involved with the troops. A rarity these days. End of Watch, Sir. God bless you and watch over your family.

2/13/2018 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

There are many out there that always want to be under the blanket of security that we provide yet question the methods with which we provide it. Well it's so sad, that today you witnessed the sacrifice that we make to provide you that security.God bless you commander rest in peace.

2/13/2018 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew and worked with Paul. We were good friends. Talked to him on Sunday about his retirement plans. It doesn't surprise me that as a commander, he would respond to a call of another policeman. There were only 5 or 6 commanders who would actually do that, and he was one of them. It's time for the citizens of Chicago to wake up and get rid of these pandering, democrats who NEVER call out the criminals for who they are. Potential voters! God forbid that they actually call them out for their homicide rate, sexual assault rate, car-jacking rate, etc, etc, etc.......

2/13/2018 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry. I pray for us all to be saved from the madness every single day.

2/13/2018 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Cmdr. - God Bless you, your family, and the CPD for your sacrifice and heroism.

2/13/2018 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, article in Trib where this brave Commander blasted Foxx and Dart emptying of the jail a few months back. Now it was revealed he was killed by a four time felon. We will remember him for his sacrifice and bravery.

2/13/2018 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

May the LORD comfort Commander Paul Bauer family during these difficult times. RIP COMMANDER PAUL BAUER.

2/13/2018 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Cook County Sheriff's Poilce said...

RIP Sir. Prayers to his family at home and his family at the CPD. From what i've heard the city lost a true Policeman's Boss, which is almost impossible to find anymore. As much as we say we are not "policing" anymore or we are remaining "fetal", its not true. We may say it, but when shit happens in front of us, we can not help it but to get involved. We do it cause its the right thing to do, because we have a genuine want to help people and we do it without fear of losing our jobs or in this case our lives. Today the good citizens of Chicago and Law Enforcement across the country weep with our brothers at the CPD. Commander you are a hero. May God give your family the courage and strength to bear this enormous loss.

2/13/2018 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP COMMANDER

2/13/2018 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God be with him and his family

Thank you CPD for all that you do to protect us each and every day
-not a cop

2/13/2018 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Paul was a true cop and friend He will be missed

2/13/2018 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts for CPD and for his family
Chicago Ridge PD

2/13/2018 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how Westerville, Ohio folks turned out for the procession to the funeral home of two officers killed last weekend. Not the funeral itself......just transporting them to the home.

Maybe Chicago can respond in kind for the pointless loss of a good man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e90HMrtK8U8

2/13/2018 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The loss of any Officer is a tragedy.

But I think it is so much worse when it is an off-duty officer like Cmdr. Bauer.

Although, with the REAL police, police like Cmdr. Bauer, there is no such thing as off-duty.

My prayers go out to the Commader’s Family & Friends.

R.I.P Commander.

🙏

- Not a Cop
60611

2/13/2018 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Sir; may your family find comfort in the LORD.

2/13/2018 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace commander we'll take it from here.

2/13/2018 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great boss and a real gentleman. RIP Paulie Bauer. So many love you.

2/13/2018 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wife and I didn't have dinner. Not hungry. Just sat in silence thinking about the Bauer Family.

Any of us could be that family, at any time. Never met Commander Bauer. But I know the type. The type that is always ready to go after the bad guy, on or off duty. A cop's cop.

Praying for you and your family, sir. And for CPD. Always admired your service.

Retired ISP.

2/13/2018 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed to Cmdr. Bauer and condolences to the family from - IDOC Parole.
A sad day indeed.

2/13/2018 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander. Thank you all for what you do. -A Chicago citizen

2/13/2018 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger thebronze said...

So very sorry, guys and girls.

Prayers to the CPD and to the Bauer family. RIP Hero...

2/13/2018 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God’s speed my friend
Rest In Peace

2/13/2018 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POS 4X convicted Felon... just keep releasing the scum into society.

2/13/2018 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disheartened and hardened by this tragic news.

Prayers to Officer Bauer's family and police family.

Disgusted the murderer is still alive.

I agree with a previous poster, there should be a federal law of the death penalty for murderers of any first responder.

Thank you CPD for trying to keep us safe.

But not to the coward judges and politicians who want to make it easy for murderers to walk the street of this once great city.

Maybe todays loss will possibly be the catalyst for sticter longer mandatory sentences that cannot be mangled by weak judges and bleeding heart district attorneys.

May God Bless all of the Righteous.

2/13/2018 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Rest In Peace Commander.


I met the man a few times while working in 018 as a PEA when we tasked to assist the district in hammering an area after a shooting around Marshall Field Garden a few years ago when I was working out of the Central Unit for Finance.

Had a genuine feel (to me) that he was a man that cared about making the community better for everyone that was an Honest citizen.

He will be missed by a large number of those that live in 018. As well as those of us that Used to live in 018.


Godspeed Sir,


Finance Bike Guy.

2/13/2018 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Boss

2/13/2018 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

The 'system' is truly broken. Or should I say fucked up. Very sad day in Chicago. RIP Commander Bauer.

2/13/2018 10:41:00 PM  

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