Former Chicago police chief Fred Rice to be laid to rest

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Former Police Superintendent Fred Rice will be eulogized Friday at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Police Superintendent Fred Rice will be eulogized Friday at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow.

Rice, the first African-American to hold the post, died Monday afternoon after a long struggle against lung cancer. He was 84.

Rice’s 32-year police career began in 1955 with the former Chicago Park Department Police, who have since been merged into the Chicago Police Department. He was chosen as superintendent in 1983, and held the post until 1987. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2011 Chicago Defender

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