Funeral being held for Illinois officer killed last week

Charles Joseph Gliniewitz
This undated photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Deptartment shows Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, who was shot and killed Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Fox Lake, Ill. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt Tuesday in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of Gliniewitz. (Fox Lake Police Department photo via AP)

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) – Law enforcement officers from around the country are expected to attend the funeral for a longtime Illinois police officer who was fatally shot last week, as the search continues for his killer.

A funeral for Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz will be held Monday in Antioch, Gliniewicz’s nearby hometown.

During the visitation Monday morning, Gliniewicz’s wife, Mel, received hugs from a line of officers and other mourners beside a stage displaying a dress uniform and a folded American flag.

The 52-year-old officer was shot Tuesday while chasing three suspicious men on foot in Fox Lake, northwest of Chicago.

Gliniewicz reported the chase to dispatchers before communication was lost. Backup officers arriving minutes later found him shot.

FBI technicians are piecing together surveillance videos to help in the search. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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