ELLA FRENCH AND 5 FALLEN CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS TO BE MEMORIALIZED

by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

September 9, 2021

CHICAGO — The names of five fallen Chicago police officers, including Ella French, were inscribed on a memorial wall at the Gold Star Families Memorial on Thursday by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

Among those being honored are four men who died from the coronavirus last year.

  • Sergeant Clifford Martin, Sr. a 25-year veteran of CPD
  • Officer Marco DiFranco, a 21-year veteran of CPD
  • Officer Ronald Newman, a 19-year veteran of CPD
  • Field Training Officer Titus Moore, 14-year veteran of CPD

Officer Ella French’s name was the 595th to be unveiled on the memorial wall.  French was a three-year Chicago Police Department assigned to the Community Safety Team.  Officer French was shot and killed during a traffic stop in West Englewood in August.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will hold its annual candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m.

It was virtual last year due to COVID-19.