For those who cannot attend Cmdr. Paul Bauer’s funeral Mass on Saturday in person, you can watch it live online or on your device.
NBCChicago.com will carry live coverage of the service beginning at 10 a.m.
The stream will include the full service inside of Nativity of Our Lord in the Bridgeport neighborhood. After Mass, a procession will begin at the church, through the neighborhood, and to the cemetery where Bauer will be laid to rest.
Hundreds of Chicagoans showed up for Bauer's wake on Friday, with lines stretching blocks around the church. Large crowds also are expected on Saturday for the Mass.
"The church is small, and we're expecting a very large turnout," Johnson said. "We just ask people if they want to support the Bauer family, to show up in numbers along the procession route ... and try to dress in blue."
The funeral procession will begin west from the church in the 600 block of West 37th Street, then head south on Halsted, east on Pershing to I-90/94E, then to I-57 south to 111th Street to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on 111th in Alsip.
"The healing process starts today for CPD as well as the family," Supt. Johnson said, "and this is going to be a difficult two days, but we can get through it. I thank you for your support."