Hundreds Gather To Honor Fallen Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez

Bob Roberts
November 24, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Bob Roberts

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Several hundred people gathered outside Foreman High School Nov. 24 to pay tribute to fallen Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez. 

The Chicago police officer murdered in Monday's attack at Mercy Hospital was a graduate of Foreman High School on the city's Northwest Side. Family, teachers, police officers and old friends gathered to pay their respects to Officer Samuel "Sammy" Jimenez. 

Family members and teachers remembered Jimenez as someone who would light up a room and give back to the the Foreman community. The most emotional part of the tribute was at the end, when the community called him a guardian angel and saved the whole hospital.

"God placed you there for a reason," a family member said. 

People shared they knew he was destined for great success in life but did not expect that to cost him his life.