After Deaths Of Loved Ones, South Side Funeral Singer Decides To Join Chicago Police Department

Trishaun Coleman
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Trishaun Coleman
Jason Marck / WBEZ

After Deaths Of Loved Ones, South Side Funeral Singer Decides To Join Chicago Police Department

Southside resident Trishaun Coleman knows all too well what it feels like to lose a loved one to gun violence. The 21-year-old became known as a funeral singer after performing for several of her friends’ memorials. 

But losing her boyfriend in 2012, and her cousin just this summer, pushed her to make a change. She ditched her dream of becoming a singer to pursue a career as a Chicago police officer. 

We talk to Trishaun about the loss she’s endured and what she hopes to bring to the Chicago Police Department and her community.

Check out Trishaun’s interview with Emma-Kate Symons for Women in The World here.