At her funeral, heartbreaking tributes highlight the personality of dead Chicago policeman Ella French.
We got a lot deeper look at who Ella French was from the individuals who loved her
the most during the burial for slain Chicago Police Officer Ella French on Thursday.
French’s mother, her former coworker, her godfather, and even the father of her
coworker, Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., who was wounded in the same event and is currently battling for his life in the hospital, sent heartfelt tributes.
Officer French’s mother, Elizabeth French, stood poised in a white shirt in front of hundreds of mourners at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., while stating she was only standing before them with half her heart.
Ms. French said, “I have two children, Ella and Andrew.” “They have a special place in my heart. I’m here today with just half of my
Elizabeth French spoke in front of a sea of law enforcement officers, presenting a beautiful, personal picture of her connection with
her 29-year-old daughter, Ella French, whom she adopted when she was only 8 months old.
She spoke directly to the police enforcement officers who were observing from the seats and stood at attention outside.
“Ella and I appreciate your assistance. Elizabeth French remarked, “God bless you all.” “I end with the same words I usually told Ella
before she left for work: be cautious and safe.”
Elizabeth French also read a letter regarding Ella’s adoption that she sent to her in 2002.
Ms. French read, “Please know that adopting you was one of the greatest things I ever did in my life.” “With all my heart, I adore you.