Thousands attend funeral to honor Chicago police Officer Ella French
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CHICAGO — With the Ashburn neighborhood draped in blue, Chicago police Officer Ella French was laid to rest Thursday morning with stories about her well-documented compassion and desire to protect others. “We are only beginning to know her as you have known her over a lifetime,” Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Chicago Archdiocese told French’s family. “A woman with empathy for the sufferings of others, humble enough to know she could always improve and generous enough to the point of dedicating her life to making a difference in the world.” Speaking before mourners that included Chicago police Su...