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When a Good Cop Falls

04 Sep

I talk about the bad actions of some Police, and in the case of Ferguson,MO and Harris County, Texas – bad Police Departments. However – those departments and Officers are not the norm, which makes it even more frustrating the opposition to weeding the bad guys out. There are many, many decent folks who wear the uniform. When one falls doing his/her job, we owe them our respect and support in catching whoever did the crime.

Sad situation in Fox Lake, Illinois. A veteran Police officer was shot and killed by 3 men. Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s death on Tuesday has left Fox Lake, a community of about 10,000 people in northern Illinois, with a huge void. The apparently well-loved officer left behind a wife and four sons. In a small community like Fox Lake, where typically it seems everybody knows everybody else, folks are particularly hard hit. As a side note, I have driven through that area, on my way from Chicago to Lake Geneva via Rt 12 to see friends, and even stopped there on the lake for dinner.

The lieutenant made the first call at 7:52 a.m. and called three minutes later to request backup. The backup units arrived at 8:01 and found their fellow officer dead, roughly 50 yards from his vehicle, at about 8:09, Filenko said.

Police continue to search for the suspects.

And yeah – I have added this one to my Domestic Terrorism folder.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Domestic terrorism

 

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