Of all of Commander Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him were being a good husband to his wife, Erin, and good father to his daughter, Grace, several speakers said during his funeral at the Nativity of Our Lord Church.
"Chicago P.D." actors were spotted filming in the Loop on Wednesday not far from where Chicago police Cmdr.
Legghette is accused of shooting Bauer multiple times in a stairwell at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Thompson Center. John Escalante - who befriended Bauer in the first grade at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish while growing up in Gage Park - said Bauer would have been "annoyed" at the ceremony. An altercation broke out soon thereafter, and in the ensuing struggle, Bauer was shot multiple times.
The funeral mass for Chicago police Cmdr.
Paul Bauer - a 31 year veteran of the CPD - was senselessly murdered today while safeguarding Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel came early, as did former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
"Commander Bauer earned the respect and admiration of his police officers as well as this city because he did his job with sincerity, professionalism and kindness, " said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the statement.
Thousands attended the funeral services of a fallen Chicago police officer to honor and remember his life after he was fatally shot Tuesday.
The Joint Public Safety Training Academy will be called the Paul R. Bauer Academy, according to a statement from the city. Dept. Supt. James Riordan was the last high-ranking member of the department to be shot to death.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was joined at the funeral by the entire 18th District force that Bauer commanded - almost 300 officers - along with police from more than 300 departments across America.
Chicago police officers pass a memorial portrait of Cmdr. "Chicago will never forget his grace and his goodness", Emanuel said.
The filming did not go over well with some social media users, who took to Twitter to slam "Chicago P.D." for being "disrespectful" and "making a mockery" by filming near the crime scene.