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Weyermuller: Prayer Vigil for fallen CPD Officer Ella French




By Mark Weyermuller - 

Wednesday night over 2000 people attended a prayer service Chicago Police Officer Ella French.  She was shot and killed Saturday night during a traffic stop.  Her partner was also shot and is in serious condition at the hospital. Two suspects were arrested and are being held without bond.

The Chicago Tribune reports: 

Two brothers have been charged in connection with their alleged roles in the shooting: Emonte Morgan, who faces charges including murder and attempted murder, and Eric Morgan, who faces weapons charges and obstruction of justice. Cook County prosecutors say Emonte Morgan shot the officers, then handed the gun to his brother, who ran to a nearby yard where he was held by residents until police arrived.




Friends, family and Chicago Police officers listened to several prayers and a moment of silence. Two people who were noticeably absent were Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.  


At the end, the bagpipes played "Amazing Grace" as blue balloons were released in the air.  Funeral arrangements are pending. There will another prayer vigil and balloon release this Friday night at the 4th Police District Station at 2255 103rd Street in Chicago.

Mark Weyermuller is a small business person, retired real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist, frequent guest on talk radio, and regular contributor to Illinois Review. 


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