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Slain Officer's Star Retired

Officer Michael Flisk was gunned down while investigating a burglary last November



    A police officer salutes the Officer Michael Flisk's star, now retired to the department's Honored Star Case.

    The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday paid tribute to an officer lost in the line of duty. 

    Officer Michael Flisk's star, No. 6962, was retired to the department's Honored Star Case during a 10 a.m. ceremony at CPD headquarters.

    "The Chicago Police department is honored and proud to forever count Michael as one of its own," said Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. "We will never forget the sacrifice that marks Michael's life and his career."

    "We Were Lucky to Have Him"

    [CHI] "We Were Lucky to Have Him"
    Michael Flisk's daughter reflects on the relationship the slain officer had with his children. Flisk was killed the day after Thanksgiving while collecting evidence following a burglary.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was also at the ceremony, calling Chicago's gun violence "senseless."

    Flisk was gunned down while collecting evidence from the scene of a burglary in South Chicago last November. 
    Timothy Herring is charged with killing the 19-year veteran and the burglary victim, retired Chicago Housing Authority police officer Stephen Peters.