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

Commander, Rest In Peace WARRIOR! VALHALLA!

Police Officer (Patrol) J.C. Marlow
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2018

Commander Bauer,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

February 26, 2018

Your dedication and ultimate sacrifice reminds me again of the gravity of what it is to be a peace officer - on duty or off - and of the weight, and the responsibility, and the honor that this profession embodies.

Recruit Daniel Choi
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

To the family and friends of Commander Bauer, I am sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace. His dedication to his profession has inspired me to always remember why we all have chosen this career.

Recruit Patrick Baisa
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Bauer!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 23, 2018

May Commander Bauer rest in peace and honor, and may his family know God's peace.

Sgt. W. S. Baxter
US Army Veteran & son of a retired Chicago Police officer

February 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Sir. You will never be forgotten.

PO Chip Marcks (Ret), PD Mariemont,Ohio/PD Easton,MD

February 21, 2018

"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for others."
Thank you for answering the call brother, we will take watch from here.

Deputy T. Smith
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Johnson County, Kansas

February 21, 2018

It's your turn to rest now. Peace and prayers for you and your family. Your brothers and sisters will never forget your courage. God speed.

Police Officer Jeffrey Thrash
Upper Darby Police Department (PA)

February 21, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.................

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

February 21, 2018

Very sad to hear of the tragic loss of this dedicated officer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family at this very difficult time.

Rest in peace sir.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current

February 21, 2018

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

February 21, 2018

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Commander Paul R. Bauer and the extended law enforcement family of the Chicago Police Department, Illinois.

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 20, 2018

Commander Bauer I’m sure you were greeted by your fellow fallen Officers. Rest In Peace.

As the son of a murdered Chicago Police Officer, Kenneth Guy Kaner EOW June 19, 1970, a Chicago Police Officer and the Chairman of the Gold Star Families rest assured your sacrifice and family will never be forgotten.

I can imagine you surrounded by my father and a whole bunch of fallen Chicago Police Officers.

Kurt Kaner
Chairman Gold Star Familes, Son, Husband, father and CPD.

February 19, 2018

I never meet you but just deeply heart broken but your Courage is unbelievable I’m deeply Sadden for the pain your family have to go through and hearing how such a great person you was over all as a commander and Father, Friend, colleague wish there was a lot of good people in the world just like you Mr Bauer, I pray god wraps your family with comfort and continue watch over this cold city as you always been doing may you find peace .

Tiara Avant
Civilizan of Chicago

February 19, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

February 19, 2018

As I travelled North on Lakeshore Drive from 55 this evening en-route to Loyola to take my daughter back to school, I was reminded that the city Commander Bauer gave his life to serve and protect is truly one of this nations greatest. A sea of blue from Soldier Field to well past Navy Pier. It is obvious the city you served has not, and will not forget you Sir.
Neither will your fellow Law Enforcement Officers. Rest in Peace Commander.

Sgt. John Stefanski
Joliet Police Dept.

February 19, 2018

RIP Commander Bauer, what a great loss to the CPD, and all the lives you touched. As a Chicago Police member, I would like to thank all of the Law Enforcement both locally and across our nation. The outpouring of support was incredible. Also to the community, volunteers and media. It truly makes me proud to be one of the brothers in blue. Stay safe.

Chicago Police Department

February 18, 2018

I came in contact with you through a phone call transfer to 018 district and at OEMC. You were a nice person and seemed like a well mannered individual that just wanted to help people. You could tell you were passionate about the police department. I'm saddened that your life was taken in such a way but you have blessed many people and we will forever be grateful. Thank you for your service and for keeping Chicago safe.

Pamela L. Gilmore
OEMC 911 Operations

February 18, 2018

Rest well, Commander Bauer. Job well done.

Christopher Bonham Correctional Monitor

February 18, 2018

May God's love comfort all the hurting hearts...I'm also a CPD Fallen Officers Daughter I was only 13 yrs. old, heartbreaking...
Star 15701 January 1, 1975.

Officer Donald E. Andrews
CPD Fallen Officers daughter

February 17, 2018

rest easy in His grace boss

PO Hemesath

February 17, 2018

Boss during a time I had given up on the job, the politics, the inequities, the fools, I saw you doing a Lonely one man foot patrol thru the backyard of the housing projects. We backed you up, of course, but you never said a word, you were just out there leading from the front, Inspiring by example, not giving a thought to all the bad press and the nonsense that brings so many of us down. Frankly you were "better" then the rest of us and by being so made us "better". I can still see you, walking alone thru those projects, trying to stop a gang retaliation by your presence. Trying to give the people there a better life.

CPD "retired"
CPD "retired"

February 17, 2018

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

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