Paul Bauer, Chicago Police Commander Killed In Duty, Mourned By Officers, Activists

A high-ranking police officer was killed in the line of duty Tuesday while assisting a tactical team chase down a suspect near the Thompson Center, Chicago. Commander Paul Bauer, 53, who served 31 years in the task force, was shot around 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. EST) after he engaged in an armed confrontation with a man who matched the description of a suspect wanted by First District tactical officers, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

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