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Memorial service today for slain Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer

CHICAGO -- Chicago prepares to pay a final tribute to a beloved police commander who was murdered in the line of duty.

At around noon Friday, a procession escorted Cmdr. Paul Bauer's body to his family church, Nativity of Our Lord Church at 653 W. 37th Street in Bridgeport, where a wake will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m

The services are open to the public.

Bauer's funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church. Only family, friends, fellow officers and dignitaries are invited.

The commander will be buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.