Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Commander Paul R. Bauer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Reflections for Commander Paul R. Bauer

Every morning I go to my knees.  During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm.  They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil.  If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain.  Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf.   Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years.  I pray that Paul's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers.  God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain. 

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 17, 2018

I am writing this to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to officer Bowers entire family.
Unfortunately I never had the honor to meet this wonderful human being who everybody is saying what a wonderful police officer he was but he was first a wonderful human being.
Life is so short and this poor gentleman life was shortened even more people should realize there were only here on borrowed time officer Bauer thank you so much for your service and again my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to your family, sincerely,Michael Virchinsky

Just a civilian who has nothing but resp
Just a citizen of Chicago

February 17, 2018

As I watch the snow come down and cover the trees it brings more memories to mind. Of that Saturday afternoon of my Husband’s Services ( CPD Tactical Officers Eddie N. Jones Jr 10th Dist. EOW 01/07/91) How beautiful it looked out. The beauty in the snow some how represented such a beautiful soul that had gone on to Heaven. Today yet again that same feeling has come over me. Thank you, Commander for your ultimate sacrifice to the city of Chicago. Erin and Grace unfortunately you have join a family that pray to never have to receive new members. I pray your strength at this time and will continue to keep you in my prayers for the days to come. Praying for my entire family in blue

Mrs Shari Jones
Widow of slain CPD tactical officer Eddie N. Jones Jr

February 17, 2018

Thank you for your service Commander Bauer. Prayers to the Chicago Police Department and your family. R.I.P. sir..

Sergeant Samuel Digby
Dallas PD

February 17, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 17, 2018

Thanks for your ultimate sacrifice 4 our country! may you're family be comforted by the heart & love of God! ( 1st corinthians 1 : 3-5 )

Grateful American Tony e Owens
Us citizen

February 17, 2018

Sir, through your deeds, and actions both as a police officer, and as a family man you have brought honor, and respect to all of us as law enforcement officers, I am profoundly sad and proud to wear this black band around my star.God bless you and your family& God Speed Boss.

P.O. Schaffer #483
Cook County Sheriff's Police

February 17, 2018

Condolences, love and prayers to the Bauer family. We know there are no words other than we are so sorry, but Commander Bauer will never be forgotten. We lost our son on this day in 2003 (Officer Eric E. DeWit EOW 2.17.03). God bless you. Commander Bauer was a true hero.

Gene and Dariel DeWit
Blue Line Family

February 17, 2018

As a former ER nurse, I reflect on all the CPD as a family. Commander Bauer was not just anyone, he was a person, a loving father and husband with colleagues that loved him. This tragic event is personal because in Chicago, gun violence is happening anywhere, anytime and it takes away those we need to protect us. I am deeply pained by this, The CPD needs more help, they need an arsenal of men and women to infiltrate all the bad areas and get these criminals and we need to support them when they have to take one down. Police Lives Matter.

Michelle, no Rank, just a nurse
No relationship,

February 17, 2018

God bless you and your family.

Zan Garcia
CPD

February 17, 2018

TIME NEVER DIMISHES RESPECT, AND YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE HONORED & REVERED. I PRAY FOR THE SOLACE OF ALL THOSE WHO LOVE &REMEMBER YOU! I TRULY KNOW BOTH THE PAIN & PRIDE.....COMMANDER I HOLD YOUR FAMILY IN MY HEART FROM THIS DAY FOWARD. #PRIDEHONOR

P.O SCOTT
CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER 006DIST

February 16, 2018

So sorry for the lost of an amazing servant.

Captain Timothy Tyler
Illinois State Police

February 16, 2018

So sorry for the lost of an amazing servant.

Captain Timothy Tyler
Illinois State Police

February 16, 2018

RIP Commander Bauer! It was my pleasure to attend your wake. We'll hold the line from here!!!

Correctional Officer Jeremy Sherrick
Indiana Deparrment of Correction

February 16, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 16, 2018

I was so heart broken to hear of Commander Bauer's untimely death. My thoughts and prayers are with his widow and daughter. Thank you officer Bauer for leaving this world a better place. Despite the fact that evil is alive and well the men and women of Blue help make our world a better and safer place EVERYDAY. Sometimes we as civilians forget and just take it for granted. Thank you to the men and women in blue who give so much and sometimes even your lives to help keep all of us safe. God Bless you all!

Mary Rodriguez

Grateful civilian/Mary Rodriguez
Grateful civilian

February 16, 2018

Prayers and Hugs for Pauls Famaily and friends. He is now with Jesus.

Kurt Matthesius

Kurt Matthesius
A concerend citizen

February 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Commander Paul Bauer. Thank you for your outstanding service to our great city. You will never be forgotten! You sir, are a true hero in every sense of the word! I will pray for you and your family everyday.

Jim
Citizen of Chicago

February 16, 2018

May you rest in peace in God's arms Commander Bauer. Prayers and thoughts are with your family and the entire Chicago Police Department.

Bernadine McCarthy

February 16, 2018

A terrible tragedy and an outrageous one. Commander Bauer, thank you for your 32 years of service. May God Bless you and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 16, 2018

Commander Paul R. Bauer. An off duty Commander gives his life for others. He could have turned a blind eye - he was off duty & not in uniform but like most Officers I have talked to the job doesn't end when the uniform comes off. He is a fallen hero to us & I'm know he is a hero to his wife and daughter too but my heartfelt condolences go to them both as they honor him and then try their best to get used to life without him. In 31 years I can only imagine how many people he has saved or help and I hope this will give them some comfort at this difficult time. These are probably not all the right words but something about his passing has left me thinking about you both so even if II have used all the right words - you will know the thoughts come directly come from my heart. Thinking of you both and sending Blessings, Strength and Sympathy to you both.

Lynette McCririck
Australian Living in the USA

February 16, 2018

My condolences to his family from us here in the uk,
Paul walker.

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February 16, 2018

to the family of Commander Paul R. Bauer, friends, Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson and the
Chicago Police Department.
You are being lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:12-13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police Department

February 16, 2018

Thank you for your service. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Chicago Police Department during this very difficult time. May your family and friends know that your sacrifice is part of a bigger plan that the Lord will always use for a positive outcome and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 16, 2018

Commander Paul Bauer, during your 31 year career you served the citizens of Chicago with honor and dignity,it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Commander Paul Bauer you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Chicago Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Commander Bauer you showed that the "street's" never left your blood, you were backing up the troops. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch (Ret.)

February 16, 2018

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