Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train

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CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds crowded into a Roman Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side recently to remember the second of two officers struck and killed by a train.

Officer Eduardo Marmolejo was celebrated as a humble hero during the service of thanksgiving. Gov Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the funeral.

To Marmolejo’s eldest daughter, the 36-year-old was a dedicated father of three, who taught her that it’s often small actions in life that have the biggest impact.

Rebeca Marmolejo said it breaks her “heart into a million pieces” to never see her father again.

Marmolejo’s service comes one day after the funeral of 31-year-old officer Conrad Gary.

The two were stuck by a passing train while trying to find someone who had been shooting a gun.

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