Patrick Lives On in the News

Aug. 28, 2019. Be. Strong. Use Words. Not Violence. 

Nothing will ever replace Patrick Boswell, but his mother, Patricia Frontain, is making sure that her son lives on. On Jan. 2, 2015, Frontain was happily celebrating her 55th birthday with her husband Bob, daughter Zoe, and Patrick, who was 14- years old. Then a mother’s worst nightmare occurred.


Aug. 23, 2019. Mom of slain Des Plaines boy brings ‘light from the darkness’ with help from famous friends Patrick Boswell was shot to death in January 2015 when he and his friends were confronted by a gang member in Rosemont. His mother founded the anti-violence organization Patrick Lives On in his memory.


Aug. 20, 2019. Chicago Actors Support Patrick Lives On 4th Annual Variety Show Fundraiser

Chicago, IL – Patricia Frontain, founder of Patrick Lives On and script supervisor for NBC’s Chicago PD is proud to announce the fourth annual fundraising event . 


Mar. 6, 2019. Maine West Fun Fair Benefits Patrick Lives On

Patrick Boswell would have been in his senior year at Maine West High School this year.  But the 14-year-old’s life was cut short by gunfire during a random act of street violence over four years ago.


SEPT. 25, 2018 – 3rd Patrick Lives On Event

Patricia Frontain, founder of Patrick Lives On and script supervisor for NBC’s Chicago PD hosted the 3rd Patrick Lives On event, a non-profit fundraiser held in memory of her son Patrick Boswell who lost his life due to senseless gun violence at the age of 14. 


Sep. 6, 2018 Chicago PD star LaRoyce Hawkins is hosting an upcoming event for Chicago charity Patrick Lives On, which will also include other One Chicago stars.


Sep. 5, 2018. Journal & Topics

Next fundraiser set for Patrick Lives On.  Des Plaines resident Patricia Frontain, founder of Patrick Lives On and script supervisor for NBC’s “Chicago PD”, announce the third annual fundraising event for the non-profit organization to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. The evening will be hosted by LaRoyce Hawkins accompanied by The Jeff Gibbs Band and include performances by various actors from NBC’s “Chicago PD”, “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” as they improvise, sing and dance.


After Losing Son to Gun Violence

Jan. 2, 2017 – Chicago Tribune

After losing a son to gun violence, mom helps youths fight the lure of gangs.

“I can still hear it in my head,” Frontain said in a recent interview in her Des Plaines home, pointing to a chair at the dining room table where her son, Patrick Boswell, sat that night. “His voice was changing. It was the first time I heard him sing as a man. I told him, ‘Patrick, you have a wonderful voice.”


Gangster Jailed

December 6, 2016 – Daily Mail

Gangster is jailed for 28 years over the murder of 14-year-old high school athlete. Cesar Garay opened fire on rival gang members in Rosemont, Illinois in 2015 He shot 14-year-old Patrick Boswell in the back of the head during the attack. Garay pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday as part of a plea deal.  Prosecutors offered him a 28-year jail term with no parole for a guilty plea.


Rosemont Man Pleads Guilty

December 5, 2016 – Chicago Tribune

Rosemont man pled guilty Monday to shooting and killing a 14 year old boy in a gang related incident and will spend the next 28 years in prison.

Patrick Boswell, an eighth-grader at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines, was fatally struck by a bullet Jan. 2, 2015, after 20-year-old Cesar Garay fired into a group of people that included rival gang members outside of his Rosemont home, authorities said.


December 5, 2016 -Daily Herald

Rosemont man admits killing 14-year-old Des Plaines boy.  

The stress Patrick Boswell’s family endured awaiting his killer’s trial ended Monday with a guilty plea from a gang member who received a 28-year prison sentence after he admitted shooting the Des Plaines 14-year-old nearly two years ago.

“I’m quite relieved,” said Patrick’s mother Patricia Frontain. “We knew (the defendant) was guilty. He admitted it (to police).”


Meet ‘Chicago P.D.’ Stars at Anti-Gun Violence Benefit in Wicker Park

September 2, 2016 – DNA Info

WICKER PARK — Cast members from NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” are headed to Wicker Park’s Chop Shop on Sept. 10 to raise money for a new nonprofit group focused on combating gun violence in the city and suburbs.