Former Police Superintendent Laid to Rest

Fred Rice died Monday at the age of 84 after a 10-year battle with lung cancer

Friday, Jan 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:00 PM CDT
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Former Police Superintendent Laid to Rest

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There was a final good-bye Friday for the man who made Chicago history as the city's first African-American police superintendent.

Fred Rice died Monday at the age of 84 after a 10-year battle with lung cancer. 

Mayor Richard Daley and current Supt. Jody Weis were in attendance at Friday's service at Holy Name Cathedral.  A private burial was held afterward.

Rice began his 32-year police career in 1955.  In 1983, Mayor Harold Washington appointed him to police superintendent.  Rice remained in that role until 1987.

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