Flags at half-staff Honoring Two Fallen Chicago Police Officers
A long, somber procession started before daybreak Tuesday morning, as hundreds of police vehicles escorted the bodies of two Chicago police officers killed Monday night by a speeding train as they pursued an armed suspect.
Both young police officers had been on the force for less than three years. They were both husbands and fathers.
Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, both lost their lives when they were hit by a South Shore Metra train near 103rd and Cottage Grove.