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

I will forever thank you for your service.

Kim Fiduccia

February 13, 2022

Rest in peace Commander Bauer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 8, 2020

Rest in Heaven Commander Bauer.
Fallen Chicago Police Office's Daughter.

Gloria C. Carney

April 18, 2020

Thank you for you service

Mark Mottola

February 13, 2020

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

Happy first year in Heaven Commander. Blessings and strength to your loving family and CPD.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores

February 13, 2019

When fficers of high rank voluntarily go into action like he did, you know they are good and dedicated officers. Rest in peace and honor, CDR Bauer.

W.S. Baxter
U.S. Army veteran
Son of retired police officer

January 17, 2019

My condolences to fam & CPD. You will never be forgotten, thank you for your service. Your love and dedication with every citizen here in Chicago. Your legacy will all always remain alive!

Chaplain Danny T.

November 20, 2018

RIP Commander Bauer. My sympathies to your family, colleagues and friends.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

October 6, 2018

RIP The real police

Inv Joe Seinitz

September 9, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Paul was killed in the line of duty.

To the Bauer family, fellow officers , and all who call Paul beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Commander Paul Bauer gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 13th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 29, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the family. May you rest in peace officer and thank you for your service.

Tammy Burgan, Citizen
Tennessee Highway Patrol Citizens Alumni

June 16, 2018

It was my honor to run this morning in the National Police Week 5K with our friend Commander Paul Bauer's name on my chest. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and many friends and all of our law enforcement family everywhere who has lost someone dear to them. God bless you all.

Commander Edward Wodnicki
Chicago Police

May 12, 2018

Reading this story broke my heart. I was tasked with reading and sharing a reflection of Commander Bauer for my Academy Class. I can't thank you enough for your sacrifice and I hope that someday I am as good as a person and officer that you are. Fly High Sir.

Kannesha Nept Patrol Officer
Tullahoma Police Department

May 4, 2018

God bless this brother. I have honored to attend far too many fallen officer funerals in the past 42 years across the country. CPD and NYPD never fail to be there for their brothers and sisters. Both agencies are the gold standards of honor and commitment.

Captain Tom Cox, Detective Brad Cox
Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

April 28, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

RIP Commander. You will never be forgotten within the Chicago Police. You made the ultimate sacrifice by doing your job. You just didn't die. Part of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department died along with you. Rest in peace. You are a real superhero. Heroes aren't forgotten.

Michael Stumpfoll
Hope to become police officer.

April 11, 2018

RIP Commander your sacrifice is reflective of the badge you swore to uphold. Like those still working you ran towards the trouble, which while others flee. Your family paid the ultimate price, the loss of your love and protection. We pray now for them, as you will remain in their thoughts, prayers and hearts forever.

Retired Deputy Robert P. Lopez, Sr.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 8, 2018

RIP Commander, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

April 6, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to your friends and family. Thank you for your unselfish service. With deepest sympathy.

Marie C
citizen of NJ

April 5, 2018

A man who was a friend to everyone and truly one of Chicago's many, many finest. His wife and daughter showed us their effect on each other as a family. Ordinary citizens spoke up for him. My personal favorite was watching him on the WGN news, You Tube at the Mounted Unit horse stables. You can Google it and I think anyone would agree. Bless them all, we will never forget them or Paul.

Citizen reader
Chicago area resident

April 1, 2018

Rest in peace.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

March 28, 2018

Thank you sir! Now rest.

Galen Spears
San Bernardino sheriff

March 23, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Commander Paul R. Bauer. Please know we are eternally grateful for Paul’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Commander Bauer, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Chief, Chicago Police Department, for Paul’s fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Bauer’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd, Colonel US Army Retired
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

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