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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Passes Away

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

January 11, 2011

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department says former Police Superintendent Fred Rice has died at the age of 84.

Family members say Rice, who was the first African-American to hold the post, died Monday afternoon after a long struggle against lung cancer.

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.

Rice’s daughter, Judith Rice, tells the Chicago Tribune that funeral arrangements for her father are pending.

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