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.
Updated at 7:59 PM CST on Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
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."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was also at the ceremony, calling Chicago's gun violence "senseless."
Timothy Herring is charged with killing the 19-year veteran and the burglary victim, retired Chicago Housing Authority police officer Stephen Peters.