Rest in Peace Commander Paul Bauer

We, the residents of the 18th District, send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and Chicago Police Department team members on the loss of a remarkable leader and friend, Commander Paul Bauer.

We are devastated by the loss of our local public safety champion. Paul was a seasoned 31-year CPD veteran whose spirit, outreach, commitment to our well-being was valued and undeniable. The fact that he put his life on the line to serve the people of Chicago is something that First Responders do every day, but is also something that we hope and pray never results in the loss that we bear today.

May we all be safe from adversity and harm and may we all be blessed with angels like Paul Bauer.