Commander Paul R. Bauer

Commander Paul R. Bauer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Paul R. Bauer

Commander Paul Bauer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had just run from other officers near the James R. Thompson Center, a state government office building.

Other officers had attempted to conduct a subject stop on the man in connection with a shooting that had occurred several days earlier. The subject fled from the officers. Commander Bauer, who was wearing a suit and in the area for a meeting, observed the subject at the government building and attempted to stop him in a stairwell. The subject opened fire, killing Commander Bauer.

The subject was taken into custody moments later.

Commander Bauer had served with the Chicago Police Department for 32 years and served as commander of the 018th District. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

arrest, foot pursuit, plainclothes

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Paul...Since “Scout”has recently crossed the rainbow bridge, please take him for a ride. He was one heck of a police mount and he deserves a great lawmen, Christian, human being and you’re that guy. I miss you my brother.

Joseph Haertsch, Sergeant (Retired)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Detail

March 29, 2019

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