SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has orders flags to be at half-staff to honor Chicago Police Commander Paul. R. Bauer.
Commander Bauer, a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 13 during a struggle with a suspect.
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Commander Bauer, a hero who dedicated his life to protecting the people of Chicago and the state of Illinois," said Gov. Rauner. "Commander Bauer was a man of honor who earned nearly 70 awards and honorable mentions during his career, a testament to the pride he had in doing what he loved. He wife, daughter, family, the entire law enforcement community are in our prayers as they mourn this tragic loss."