Today, Chicago mourns the death of one of its finest. Police Officer Richard Francis was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday morning. Responding to a disturbance, Ofc Francis struggled with a mentally disturbed woman who managed to take his gun and shot him in the head. As his body was taken from the hospital, fellow officers lined up and saluted as the ambulance drove away. When it arrived at the morgue, another fifteen squad cars were there to salute him as he was taken inside, then drove away in single file. Flags were lowered to half-mast at Police Headquarters, including one that's black and purple with a gold star in the middle, indicating that he was killed in the line of duty. It brings tears to my eyes reading about this, as I know quite a few cops like this one. Thanks for letting me share.