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.