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Honoring the memory of Commander Paul Bauer (AUDIO)

munoz 021518Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) presented a resolution today honoring Commander Paul Bauer of the Chicago Police Department who was fatally injured in a confrontation with a suspect on February 13.

Throughout his career, Commander Bauer earned 67 various awards and honorable mentions, including two for crime reduction. He joined the CPD as a 21-year-old, and served for more than 31 years.


Commander Bauer did his best to become a part of the communities he served by making community outreach a priority, attending countless public meetings and hosting a monthly Coffee with the Commander meeting in his district.

Commander Bauer is remembered as an exemplary officer, a loving husband and father, and someone who cared deeply for the communities he served.

Sen. Antonio Munoz

1st District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1999 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Executive; Executive Appointments (Chairperson); Insurance; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Born Feb. 18, 1964, in Chicago; served in U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division; City of Chicago-Mayor's License Commission, Local Liquor Control Section (1990); Dept. of Aviation; Mayor's Office of Budget & Management; member of Fraternal Order of Police; married (wife, Patricia), has three children.