PERFORMANCE OF DUTY DEATHS
Roll Call of all Performance of Duty Deaths. A Performance of Duty Death is classified as the death of a sworn member who dies while on or off duty and such death results from a condition, injury, or illness that was not directly related to the member’s performance as a law enforcement officer.
Police Officer Paul Winston Nauden
Police Officer Paul Winston Nauden, Star #10803, aged 46 years, was a 21 year, 1 month, 24 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to Bureau of Investigative Services - Organized Crime Division: Unit 189 - Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section.
On May 19, 2011, at 3:40 p.m., Officer Nauden was involved in an undercover narcotics investigation at 8000 South Crandon Avenue. During the investigation, he discreetly informed another undercover officer that he was not feeling well and he didn't think he could make a buy. Officer Nauden withdrew himself in order not to jeopardize the safety of his fellow officers and the drug investigation in progress. He got into his vehicle and drove to and flagged down CFD Ambulance #50 at 7600 South Yates Avenue. He was then transported to the University of Chicago Hospital by CFD Ambulance #50. Officer Nauden was treated for a heart attack and was pronounced dead by Dr. Malyala at 6:15 a.m. on May 20, 2011. His cause of death was determined to be from acute myocardial infarction due to coronary arteriosclerosis. The investigation Officer Nauden was involved in, yielded over a dozen arrests.
Officer Nauden was waked at A.R. Leak and Sons Funeral Home located at 7838 South Cottage Grove Avenue, his funeral mass was held at the House of Hope located at 752 East 114th Street and he was laid to rest on May 27, 2011 in Lincoln Cemetery, 12300 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Officer Paul Winston Nauden, born December 5, 1964, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 26, 1990 and he attended the Jackson Street Police Academy. His assignments included working in the 3rd District, and Unit 189. He earned 2 Department Commendations, 1 Police Officer of the Month Award, 1 Problem Solving Award, 1 Special Service Award, 18 Honorable Mentions, the 2009 Crime Reduction Award, the 2004 Crime Reduction Award, the Democratic National Convention Service Award and 3 Complimentary Letters during his career.
Officer Nauden was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, April (nee Manuel) and children: Alana, age 2 and Avril, age 3.
Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #HT303799.
On February 1, 2012, Officer Nauden's star was retired by Superintendent Garry McCarthy and enshrined in the Superintendent's Honored Star Case, located in the lobby at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.