Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz
Fox Lake Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 32 years
Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity.
At approximately 8:00am, Lieutenant Gliniewicz radioed his dispatcher that he was stopping to investigate three suspicious males that he observed near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake. Shortly thereafter, he radioed in a foot pursuit. When backup officers arrived, the found Lieutenant mortally wounded. They also discovered that items were missing from his duty belt, including his firearm.
The suspects fled and remain at large.
Lieutenant Gliniewicz had served with the Lake County Police Department for 32 years and is a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife and four children.