Fallen officer's star retired

September 30, 2008 7:47:53 PM PDT
The Chicago Police Department has retired the star belonging to Officer Richard Francis.On Tuesday morning, his relatives attended the ceremony at police headquarters.

Officer Francis' star joined those of 461 other Chicago police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

The 27-year veteran of the police force was killed in July. He was shot during a call near the police station where he worked at West Belmont and North Western. A homeless woman is charged in the case.