CHICAGO (CBS)– Esther Rivera clutched a photograph of her son, Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez as she talked in regards to the funeral plans for subsequent week. She stated he’ll at all times dwell in her coronary heart.
Jimenez, 28, was fatally shot whereas responding to the capturing on the Mercy Hospital campus, Monday.
“He’s son, I really like him a lot as a result of he’s son,” Rivera stated.
Chicago Police confirmed the visitation for Jimenez will probably be held from three to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Oehler Funeral Residence, at 2099 Miner St. in Des Plaines. The funeral Mass will probably be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Our Girl of Guadalupe Shrine at Maryville Academy, at 1170 N. River Rd. A non-public burial will probably be held at Ridgewood Memorial Park, at 9900 N. Milwaukee Av.
Jimenez’s spouse selected the Des Plaines chapel.
A church spokesperson says the officer’s household turned very emotional once they got here to see the chapel and seen Jimenez’s initials on the ground.
Des Plaines Police Chief Invoice Kushner and members of Chicago’s Police Division walked via the Chapel in preparation for Monday, checking the structure to make sure all the things runs easily. Kushner stated he expects the constructing to be stuffed to capability with 1500 individuals.
“We’re honored to help Chicago in any approach we are able to to put our brother to relaxation,” Kushner stated.
Kushner stated visitors could also be impacted by the anticipated massive crowd and post-service police processional.
Particularly, he says Central Street will probably be closed from River to Wolf Street from about 9 a.m. till the top of the funeral on Monday.
The police chief stated he desires to induce individuals to consider why they’re ready in visitors and honor the fallen officer.