Letters to the Editor

My family and I wish to thank the people of the city of Chicago and the surrounding communities.

We wish to thank all the women and men of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), those special people of the CPD Special Activities Division and all the women and men in law enforcement near and far. We wish to thank Chicago Dispatcher Keith Thornton, Jr., the CPD chaplains, the Rev. Brandt and Cardinal Cupich. We wish to thank Milos Djordjevic of Caring Cremations, all the wonderful people and students of St. Rita of Cascia High School and the staff of Queen of Heaven Cemetery. We wish to thank all friends, old and new, and we wish to thank the many faces and names of people who remain unknown to us.

Your beautiful and heartfelt words of comfort, prayers and donations will be remembered forever. More importantly, your love and support during this difficult time will be a treasure that I carry with me for the rest of my life.

I wish it were possible to thank each and every one of you personally. I will try where I can. Please accept this humble letter of thanks to all of you from a grateful mother. I am so blessed. Ella is so honored.

God bless you all.

Happy Birthday, Ella Grace! I love you, Mom.

Elizabeth French