Thousands Attend Service for Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

September 8, 2015 - photo frame

Thousands of people lined a streets to compensate their respects to Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, called ”G.I. Joe” by friends, as he was laid to rest on Monday. The 52-year-old maestro military officer was weeks divided from retirement when he was shot to genocide in a line of avocation on Sept. 1.

The group who killed him sojourn during large, and a large manhunt continues.

But on Monday, a village and associate military officers from around a republic collected to respect a male remembered as a hero, a friend, a father, a hermit and a mentor. One of his 4 sons served as a pallbearer, and his wife, Mel, perceived hugs from a line of officers and other mourners beside a theatre where a Fox Lake military dress uniform was on display.

The 18-mile wake way was filled with patrol cars and motorcycles, and a streets were lined with flags and an elegant public. Helicopters flew over a tomb in a “missing man” formation. Gov. Bruce Rauner attended, and flags were systematic to half-staff until dusk on Monday.

At his wake use in Antioch, Gliniewicz was posthumously awarded a Fox Lake Police Department Medal of Honor.

He was remembered as a “dad to about 1,000 others” in further to his 4 sons since of his work with a Fox Lake Police Explorers. Young Police Explorers from several communities assimilated military in profitable their respects on Monday.

His brother, Michael, a major in a Fox Lake Fire Department, spoke during a service: “When we were flourishing up, we all knew Joe was a hero. Now, a republic knows him as a hero. … we adore you, brother.”

More than 2,000 officers, from New York City to a western United States, attended a funeral. Several military officers delivered eulogies.

A late Frankfort military officer, Jeff Dalton, spoke during a service, observant “Rest easy, my friend, We’ve got it from here.”

“We are with you, Joe,” pronounced Joliet military officer Rachel Smith Berg, observant how Gliniewicz would run toward risk as others ran away. “And we know we will ways be with us.”

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