Retired Chicago cop is buried, fondly remembered

William A. Parker Sr. told his officers: 'The blue shirt will only get you so far. You have to give respect to receive respect.'

By Mary Mitchell
The Chicago Sun-Times

William A. Parker Sr., a former Chicago Police officer, died May 4. He was 75 years old.

Most of you probably have not heard of Parker, although he gained some recognition for testifying about alleged torture during Jon Burge's reign.

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