The country mourns the loss of another amazing man who risked his life every day to protect and defend American citizens. Meanwhile, one of the primary instigators of these hate crimes against law enforcement is miles away, pushing “global climate change” lies in Alaska…
They killed “GI Joe” – This wonderful police officer was a 32-year veteran of the police force and an Army veteran. He leaves behind a wife and four boys.
The Fox Lake officer who was shot to death Tuesday morning has been identified as Charles J. Gliniewicz, a 32-year-police veteran and married father of four, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
A Fox Lake police officer shot and killed in the line of duty was described as a kind, good man who was proud to be in law enforcement.
Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was killed after a foot chase involving three suspects, police said.
Outpourings in Gliniewicz’ honor are pouring in on social media and from the community.
Gliniewicz was a lieutenant in the Fox Lake Police Department, a youth volunteer, an Army veteran, a father and husband.
“It just breaks my heart,” one neighbor tearfully said from her front stoop. She did not want to be identified.
“He’s a really good guy,” said Nicole Giorgi, 23, who reported seeing the officer leave his home for work early Tuesday morning, and waved as they often do. “He’s always outside with his kids, always at school functions.”
Gliniewicz leaves behind a wife and four boys who range in age from their early 20s to teenager, Giorgi said.
He also was a leader for the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post, which trains high school students who are interested in law enforcement.
He served in the Army, both active-duty and reserve, from 1980 until 2007, and left as a first sergeant, according to sources. Gliniewicz graduated Antioch Community High School in 1981, and held a master’s degree in criminal justice from Kaplan University, according to his Facebook page.
The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police released a statement Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the news about the fallen officer.
“Today the Fraternal Order of Police lost a fellow member and brother who died heroically serving his community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the slain officer’s family, friends and fellow police officers. He leaves a legacy of several decades of service to Fox Lake for which we are humbly grateful,” Illinois FOP President Chris Southwood said.
“This is the very real danger that all law enforcement officials knowingly face every day when they put on the badge and go out to protect all of us. We pledge to honor his memory by continuing to protect and serve the citizens of Illinois, and hope that those responsible can be quickly apprehended without further bloodshed and brought to justice.”