September 1, 2015 9:39 pm -


The officer is identified as Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz. Gliniewicz, who headed the department’s Explorer Post among other duties. He was married and the father of four children.

A backup officer found Gliniewicz in a marshy area near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake after Gliniewicz had called in a report to dispatchers at 7:52 a.m. that he was in a foot chase with three suspicious people — two white males and one black male, Lake County Sheriff’s detective Christopher Covelli said during a morning news conference. Gliniewicz was found with a gun shot wound and died at the scene.


The officer was chasing three suspects when he was shot and killed.

A massive manhunt with helicopters and camouflaged officers with high-powered guns continued Tuesday afternoon in Lake County after a Fox Lake police officer was shot and killed while chasing three suspects, authorities said.



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