Slain Officer’s Public Wake, Funeral Set For Thursday

UPDATED 01/03/2012 5:47 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A public wake and funeral for slain Chicago police officer Clifton Lewis will be held Thursday, one week after the 41-year-old father was fatally shot in an Austin convenience store while working security.

The wake will begin at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral at United Baptist Church, 4242 W. Roosevelt Rd., according to A.R. Leak & Sons Funeral Homes.

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“The private portion will be the date prior to the funeral for his family only; no public visitation,” said funeral home senior vice president and operations director Steven Leak.

Lewis, an eight-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, had just started working part-time as a security guard for the M & M Quick Foods, 1201 N. Austin Blvd. Thursday night, two masked and armed men entered the store and one began firing immediately, police said.

Burial will be private.

Lewis, the father of an 11-year-old girl, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Police say they are pursuing leads but have asked for the public’s help in tracking down the killers.

A reward of more than $10,000 for information leading to arrests and convictions in Lewis’s murder is being offered by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. A tip line has been set up to field calls at (888) 976-7468.

  • Afro

    Supposedly Pamala E. is a police officer and former colleague of Mr. Lewis she sounds quite racial to me in this conversation.

    Pam, Pam, Pam, can’t you see that afro and some of the other idiots are plan stupid. Can’t you see that? I’m educated, own my own home, have an advance degree. I drive a nice car and I have a 401K. These people that you are attempting to have dialogue with are racist. You cannot reason with them. THEY ARE TRAILER TRASH. Therefore, talk about them. Remind them of how the killed off the Indians. (White man speaks with a fork tongue.) Remind them how they are hated the world over.
    December 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm
    Pamala E.
    Lyndia, you are so right I am surrendering this madness to them cause they just don’t get it. Ha! Ha! Perhaps they do need to be reminded of some historical truths about themselves. Cause there is no reasoning with them. Thanks for
    the reality check.
    December 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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  • Pamala E.

    What does “quite racial” even mean? Perhaps your time would be better spent learning to put words in their proper context in order communicate more effectively.

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