Gold Star Families honored their loved ones who were killed or injured while doing their duties through prayer and music. A handful of Christmas trees were turned on in a touching gesture, illuminating the names of more than 500 fallen police officers engraved on the Chicago Police Memorial Wall near Soldier Field.
“I miss my husband, Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo, so much right now,” said Maria Marmolejo, Chairwoman of Gold Star Families. “We miss the sharing of chores and preparation, the joy of giving and receiving gifts, the grins across a dinner table – and most importantly, the shared laughs and memories,” the statement reads.
In December 2018, a South Shore Line train also struck and killed Officer Conrad Gary and Officer Eduardo Marmolejo. At the time of the event, according to the police, the cops were looking into a report of shots fired.
Thursday night’s ceremony was attended by Police Supt. David Brown