Funeral Services Set for Former Chicago Police Superintendent

LeRoy Martin died last weekend at age 84

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    Former Chicago police superintendent LeRoy Martin passed away last weekend.

    The life of former Police Supt. LeRoy Martin will be remembered Friday during visitation services in Chicago.

    Martin, who led the police department under two mayors, died last weekend at age 84 after suffering a heart attack. He served in the department for 36 years, from 1987 to his retirement in 1992.

    Visitation begins at noon through 8 p.m. Friday at Harvey Memorial Community Church, at 8400 S. Maryland. A 9:30 a.m. visitation and 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Saturday at House of Hope, 752 E. 114th St.

    “The Chicago Police Department extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former Chicago Police Superintendent LeRoy Martin, who passed away today," a statement from the Chicago Police Department read. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Martin family at this time.”

    Martin worked for mayors Harold Washington and Richard M. Daley and was the second African-American to lead the agency.