Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bleeding Blue

I'm saddened that another wonderful police officer has been slain by criminals in cold blood.

RIP Charles Gliniewicz

 At a late-morning news conference, Lake County Sheriff's Det. Chris Covelli said, around 7:50 a.m., the officer radioed he was pursuing three suspects, after looking into their "suspicious activity." Police lost radio contact with the officer, who was later found with a gunshot wound. Shortly after the news conference, Covelli confirmed that the officer died.
 In the afternoon, Covelli identified the officer as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 30-year police veteran who was known as "G.I. Joe."

Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmidt said the 52-year-old Gliniewicz was a "dear friend" who was married and the father of four boys. He described Gliniewicz as "a decorated police officer, a family man, and a dear friend for the entire village of Fox Lake."

Our prayers and condolences to the family. I don't think it's appropriate to say anything more at this time beyond I hope they catch those that perpetrated this crime, and justice is served.