Death Classification: Performance of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 21 years, 1 month, 24 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Investigative Services - Organized Crime Division: Unit 189 - Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section
District of Incident (Present Day): 004 - South Chicago
Cause of Death: Illness - Cardiac Arrest
Age at Time of Death: 46
Date of Birth: 05 Dec 1964
Date of Appointment: 26 Mar 1990
Date of Incident: 004 - South Chicago
End of Watch: 20 May 2011
Date of Interment: 27 May 2011
Cemetery: Lincoln Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # D-9
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 16
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 5, Line 18
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 6-W: 28
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: Did Not Serve
Incident & Biographic Details
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. 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.