Commander Paul Bauer.
Wow, all these pictures of my hometown of Mt. Greenwood sending off such a heroic man has got me so choked up inside. Coming from a Chicago Police family this REALLY hit home.
THIS is pride.
THIS is loyalty.
THIS is respect.
THIS is BLUE LIVES. ... this is not a procession you’ll see for a deceased gang member, criminal, or even the common man.
I was actually working as a tour guide in the city (not too far away) when the shooting happened, I even had to explain to a group of young boys riding on my bus what had happened and why there was a long line of police vehicles on their way to the hospital to donate blood. It was not an easy thing to explain, especially to kids.. but I still encourage young men & women who want to make a difference in their communities and truly impact people’s lives, I encourage you to become a police officer as it it a very noble job.
Please, as a plea to all Americans.. put the guns down, let’s respect others, and please give a thank you to the men & women in blue. It takes an awfully strong person to care so much for a city when many of its residents don’t care for them.
I back the BLUE
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