32 Year Veteran Police Officer Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz Shot and Killed in Fox Lake, Illinois … Manhunt Underway for 3 Suspects
WAR ON POLICE CONTINUES … POLICE LIVES MATTER!!!
The manhunt is on for the individuals responsible for the murder of the 32-year veteran Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz with the Fox Lake, Illinois Police Department. The 52 year old officer was set to retire at the end of September. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot dead while on a routine patrol. Sadly, the officer was found shot in the head. The authorities are searching for three suspects, two white men and one black man. According to the police, the officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken during an altercation. All three suspects are still at large.
Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, RIP
A manhunt enters the late night hours as law enforcement continue to search for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake police officer.
The slain officer has been identified as 32-year veteran Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz with the Fox Lake Police Department. He was supposed to retire last month but the chief — who stepped down — asked him to stay on for one more month. He was involved in several youth programs in the area, and he had a wife and four sons.
Authorities say they are searching for two white men and one black man.
Sources say the officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken.
A manhunt for three suspects continued into the night after a police officer was fatally shot in far north suburban Fox Lake Tuesday morning. Police say the suspects, described as two white males and one black male, should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the search perimeter was released just after 10 p.m. after a 14 hour search coordinated between local, state and federal law enforcement. The scene has been turned over to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, which will be the lead agency on the investigation.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. identified the slain officer as 52-year-old Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 32-year veteran of the force and married father of four sons in their teens and early 20s who was well-known and well-liked in the community. Lt. Gliniewicz went by his middle name, and was nicknamed “G.I. Joe.”
Gliniewicz grew up in the Fox Lake area where he served as a peace officer, graduated from Antioch Community High School and obtained a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Kaplan University. He was a leader of the Fox Lake Police Department Explorer Post, which helps mentor young people interested in careers in law enforcement, and an Army veteran who served in active duty and reserve from 1980 to 2007. He left the military with a rank of First Sergeant.
Gliniewicz had been married for 26 years and was to retire at the end of September. He met with Fox Lake’s mayor Monday to talk about his retirement plans and ensure that the Explorers troop he led continued without him.