Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds crowded into Roman Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side to remember the second of two officers struck and killed by a train .
Officer Eduardo Marmolejo was celebrated as a humble hero during his funeral Saturday. Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the funeral.
To Marmolejo’s eldest daughter, the 36-year-old was a dedicated father of three, who taught her that it’s often small actions in life that have the biggest impact.
Rebeca Marmolejo said it breaks her “heart into a million pieces” to never see her father again.
Marmolejo’s service comes one day after the funeral of 31-year-old Officer Conrad Gary .
The two were stuck by a passing train Monday while trying to find someone who had been shooting a gun.