Memorial service held for Chicago police commander

CHICAGO, Illinois (WGN) -- 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.

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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago police stand outside of the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood to honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the church on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago mounted police honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago police stand outside of the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood to honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the church on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago mounted police honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Draped with a city of Chicago plag, the remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago mounted police honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago mounted police await the remains of Commander Paul Bauer outside of the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago mounted police honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago police stand outside of the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood to honor Commander Paul Bauer as his remains are carried into the church on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Draped with a city of Chicago plag, the remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: A Chicago police officer stands guard outside of the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood after the remains of Commander Paul Bauer were carried inside for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Draped with a city of Chicago plag, the remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: The remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Draped with a city of Chicago plag, the remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Draped with a city of Chicago plag, the remains of Police Commander Paul Bauer arrive at the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood for his wake on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (C) salutes as the remains of Commander Paul Bauer are carried into the Nativity of Our Lord church in the Bridgeport neighborhood on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Bauer was shot and killed on February 13, while trying to help stop a man being pursued by tactical officers in the city's downtown. Bauer's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. Bauer was attached to the mounted unit before his becoming commander of the 18th district. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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