Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Fox Lake Funeral

  • An 18-mile-long procession of law-enforcement vehicles led the way for the hearse carrying the body of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz to his final resting place at Hillside East Cemetery in Antioch on Monday evening.

    The funeral procession arrived at the cemetery about 6 p.m. and graveside services got underway about 6:45 p.m. [...]

    Gliniewicz was buried with full, traditional military honors. There were bagpipes, a color guard, the playing of “Taps” and a 21-gun salute. Family members encircled Gliniewicz’s casket under a large, blue tent and police officers surrounded them, at least 20 rows deep, she said.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was honored to be a part of this.
RIP Lt.

9/08/2015 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer, RIP.

9/08/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Brother

9/08/2015 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt.Saunders CPD (ret) said...

I attended the funeral yesterday for Lt. GI Joe. Once again I was amazed at the turnout by the citizens. While there were hundreds of Police Officers from seemingly every State in the Union, what impressed me more once again was the turnout by the community. The funeral procession was about eighteen miles long from what I was told and the route was pretty much lined up with everyday people from all walks of life who were there to simply pay their respect to Lt. Joe and say goodby. They came with hand painted signs with all sorts of logos, lawn chairs, pickup trucks with folks sitting in the back and giant American flags positioned on the bed of the truck. I even saw several women crying. They didn't know Lt. Joe but they all knew that he was there for him, that when evil was near them, Lt. Joe would be there to rid them of it.
I have unfortunately had to bury five of my personal friends, all Chicago Police Officers who were murdered in the line of duty. Hell, as we were burying one, two more were being murdered while trying to capture the guys that murdered the first one. I have attended countless other funerals of murdered Chicago Police Officers that while I didn't know, were part of the Brotherhood. I was always impressed by the pomp and circumstance of those funerals but it always seemed that we were missing one thing. That one thing was the community. I never really saw members of the community come out and pay their respects to the Officer that gave up his/her life while trying to protect that same community. I don't mean to disrespect or mimimize those citizens that did attend but the numbers were really not that big. But in Fox Lake it was the complete opposite. Thousands of them were there to say goodby. It was once again, something I never saw before.
I hope the coppers that work out in areas like Fox Lake appreciate this amazing turnout of citizens for Lt. Joe. They should. It has to be heartwarming for them to see that and know that. It has to make them feel good to know that the community has their backs. I know it would and did move me.

God Bless Lt. Joe and fallen Police Officers nationwide.

9/08/2015 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

This was a very fitting tribute.

9/08/2015 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet only 3 CPD exempts...

9/08/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you wear morning bands in the afternoon?

9/08/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Walker said...

And not 1 single politician present or made an expression of condolence. But a white cop (or ccw holder) ventilate a POS thug/ghetto-welfare rat and they'll stampede themselves getting in front of the cameras with crocodile tears for pookie. What a shithole this country is becoming. Rest easy, Lt.

9/08/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired from Arlington Heights PD and was honored to be in attendance in downtown Fox Lake. Very impressive show of support from not only law enforcement but from the public as well. Hopefully that same show of support will be evident in Chicago this coming weekend for the motorcycle run. I will be honored to attend this event as well on Sunday with my bike.

9/08/2015 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Chris Kyle, another american hero taken from us . One of the very best Police officers that america has to offer. Thank you for your service Lt. Gliniewicz.

9/08/2015 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST A CITIZEN says:
This makes me incredibly sad and then incredibly angry. And the worst part is that WHEN they catch these POS's, they won't even get to torture them. Not even a little. They'll haul them down to jail where some lawyer is going to dispute evidence and they'll sit in prison for a few years unless the maniacal Obama will, probably on his last day in office just to piss us all off one last time, release all cop killers. I wouldn't put it past that communist LE-hating asshole.

9/08/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An awesome representation on behalf of a respected individual.
Rightly so.
Rest in Peace, Joe.

9/08/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can you wear morning bands in the afternoon?

9/08/2015 07:36:00 AM

Really? You think that's an appropriate comment, you moron? And btw, they are called "mourning bands." Now go back to your mom's basement and play with your legos.

9/08/2015 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many good men and women leaving this world at the hands of evil, deranged savages, both here and abroad. Prayers for Lt. Joe and his family.

9/08/2015 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger the brotherhood for the fallen said...

I attended the funeral of Lt. Gliniewicz yesterday and it was amazing to see the support from so many police agencies and the amazing show of support by the citizens of Fox Lake. as the procession traveled down and around the town, citizens held signs of support such as, "we support Blue", "blue lives matter", and "real heroes never die". as I write this I hope that those who read this do not view this as a shameless plug, but as an invitation to join, in my opinion, an honorable police organization, called "The Brotherhood for the Fallen". many officers do not know of us, but many do. as a group we travel across the country to attend every police officers funeral, where the officer was murdered by an offender. We also give a financial offering to each family of the fallen officer. since the inception of the organization, we have attended over 170 funerals!. I invite you to check out the facebook page to learn more. We invite everyone to join our mission.

9/08/2015 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great showing by CPD. I counted at least 120 of us. We did the walk through together lead by Chief Gulliford. 1400 and 1900 were there also. Plus a handful of Lts and Sgts. We certainly had the most officers there, as we should. The procession was amazing. Sadly, only 4 CPD vehicles plus the Cheif. I think we could have at least sent 15 or 20 cars. Most municipalities sent upwards of 5 or more. Joliet was amazing. I think I counted about 20 of their cars. Detroit came with a car, a bunch from Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri. Some New York members jumped in with local municipalities and let them ride shot gun so they can be seen, very classy. Job well done who went rdo, took time for the day or partial on the front. It was a long day but a small sacrifice on our part. Thank you LT Joe for serving the community where my relatives live. RIP.

9/08/2015 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever you think that your efforts are futile, whenever the latest act of stupidity emanates from Rahmulus or McStreetlight, whenever another politico parrots the "black lives matter" mantra, whenever another reporter delivers another anti-police diatribe, whenever junebug or pookie try to goad you while the "foam be filming" or whenever you get the savages trying to foment more hate at a crime scene, remember that there was an amazing level of community support for Lt Joe & law enforcement in general.
You may not encounter these good people on your beat - but they are out there!
R I P Lt. Gliniewicz.

9/08/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox Lake police squad to be run by Lake County deputy chief:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150905/news/150909186/



http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-20/news/9610200195_1_tort-reform-campaign-illinois-house/2

9/08/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Sgt Saunders,
I believe that the respect and admiration for those we have buried and honored in the past was no less. I believe that the present bullshit against coppers today via the media and this administration is pissing folks off, now they are coming forward and making their voice heard.

By the end of yesterday, the few pounds I lost in the heat of it all was nothing to pay tribute. Getting to recognize faces a bit easier and its not due to age....not the way I want to.

9/08/2015 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Walker said...

And not 1 single politician present or made an expression of condolence. But a white cop (or ccw holder) ventilate a POS thug/ghetto-welfare rat and they'll stampede themselves getting in front of the cameras with crocodile tears for pookie. What a shithole this country is becoming. Rest easy, Lt.

9/08/2015 08:50:00 AM
RIP Officer Joe, the White House sent no one, but you know what? We were there for our Brother! "Blue Lives matter" Will obama ever speak out about his people and scumbags killing officers? My family is all ready and registered to vote like Trump says we must "make America great again" the political establishment is obviously so anti-police it's really getting sickening! We matter, our families matter, our freedom matters' Our lives matter, WE MATTER! On CPD the management structure is pathetic how can you respect most of them that act cowardly! How can you respect any of the "gold star club" when they will throw you to the wolves (media)? How can you respect a man that "Gets sick to his stomach" over a rightful correct comment that a thug sensationalizes? Sorry boss want to keep everything we earn, not going to risk losing everything,and now a receipt to every thug we stop? Are you serious? Yes why yes you are! Bet attorneys from the bottom feeders are licking their chops waiting to hang more coppers and boss,mayor, the 50 shades of discourse, will you be there for us?? Lol sure you support us! How fast are retired coppers being replaced? Why not 1 on 1 FTO program? Put an FTO with 2 or 3 "new kids on the block" for a tour and your expect these coppers to learn anything?

It has been widely reported that police recruitment is way down, the younger generation is getting smart and can see how abused coppers are!

9/08/2015 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger ISP Sgt said...

"And not 1 single politician present or made an expression of condolence"

The Governor was actually there, mixing with some of the officers. Unlike past governors...

9/08/2015 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Like Chris Kyle, another american hero taken from us ."

Wouldn't put him in the same category. Lt. Gliniewicz is in a well deserved class by himself.

9/08/2015 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Can you wear morning bands in the afternoon?

9/08/2015 07:36:00 AM"

It's Mourning, Einstein.

9/08/2015 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Lou said...

You mean you didn't see Mr. Obama at the funeral honoring the brave officer?
Did you miss his press conference from the Rose Garden?

Yea, I missed them too.



Maybe the liberal press refused to cover it because they hate cops and he was white.

,Sarcasm mode now off>

9/08/2015 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you wear morning bands in the afternoon?

9/08/2015 07:36:00 AM

I hope that you are not a Police Officer, but either way you are disrespectful and a poor excuse for a human being!

9/08/2015 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Can you wear morning bands in the afternoon?

9/08/2015 07:36:00
Yes, and you can also be a smartmouthed, disrespectful asshole all the time. Buy, you knew that, right?

RIP Lt.

9/08/2015 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me that Garry attended the funeral for Lt. GI Joe Gliniewicz. It's important, it makes a difference and I am tired of being embarrassed by our CPD upper echelon.

Rest In Peace Lt. Gliniewicz.

9/08/2015 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if Barry or Eric sent in any of their Fed Force to help investigate this senseless murder? God knows they spent enough of our tax dollars investigating on behalf of every ghetto thug.

9/08/2015 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/08/2015 08:50:00 AM
You hit on the nail!

But maybe it is for the better that the rat politicians don't show and use the photo op opportunity.

RIP Lt Joe

My prayers to you and your family.

9/08/2015 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended! I have been in law enforcement for 20+ years. I have never seen such support from law enforcement or the community. The roads in which his procession was on was filled with citizens who had posters about the fallen officer. Citizens who were crying as though they had lost a family member. Truly a different world from chicago. People who actually care in Fox Lake and surrounding towns!!

9/08/2015 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sue Carlson said...

We waited for 3 hours on my street for the procession to reach us and spent another 3 hours thanking every officer in the procession for their dedication and service before finally having a chance to say a prayer as the hearse carrying our fallen hero passed by. The day was bittersweet, to say the least.

I just want you all to know that there are still people in this country that believe in you, and all of the good that you do. We are grateful, and thankful for your service.

Thank You and God Bless...

9/08/2015 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/08/2015 07:17:00 AM

Very well said. I would argue that there is at least one other officer funeral which had significant community support of late. The one I speak off was the officer in Omaha one day away from delayed maternity leave. Kerri Orazzco or something like that was her name.

9/08/2015 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walker said...

And not 1 single politician present or made an expression of condolence. But a white cop (or ccw holder) ventilate a POS thug/ghetto-welfare rat and they'll stampede themselves getting in front of the cameras with crocodile tears for pookie. What a shithole this country is becoming. Rest easy, Lt.

9/08/2015 08:50:00 AM

Gov. Rauner was there

9/08/2015 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/08/2015 07:17:00 AM

Very well said. I would argue that there is at least one other officer funeral which had significant community support of late. The one I speak off was the officer in Omaha one day away from delayed maternity leave. Kerri Orazzco or something like that was her name.

9/08/2015 11:17:00 PM
Kerri Orozco. The streets were lined with thousands of people and the service was broadcast live by the local stations. The local media posted photos of the the officers from Chicago, which I think were from Brotherhood of the Fallen.

9/09/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Durbin stay away because Lieutenant Gliniewicz was Police officer or because he was a Veteran?

9/09/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to admit. I have a new respect for Rauner. He was there and talking to Police. He did not look for a camera. I really think it was genuine. Never woulda thunk it.

9/09/2015 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post Sgt Saunders. God Bless You, and Enjoy your retirement.

9/09/2015 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 12 gun salute is not rendered at a funeral. That would have been a three-volley salute. A 21 gun salute is done with naval cannons or field artillery.

9/10/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where were Madigan, Rahmmie the Commie, & Co.? If Quinn wasn't there it was probably because there was no free Buffet Lunch afterwards.

9/11/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spent pretty much my whole life in Chicago, until I couldn't buy a house at a reasonable price in a safe neighborhood back in 2006, and moved up to Lake Villa to raise my kids.

Dad was a CPD auto theft dick in Area 4, and sister in on the force now in 10, as well as many cousins, friends, and other acquaintances.

You'd be surprised how many Chicagoans live up in Fox Lake, Lake Villa, Antioch, and Lindenhurst. Many of my former Chicagoans came out, like I did, because we have respect for law enforcement, and to bring our kids there to show them that this was an important event, and explain to them why this matters. Not only is it paying respects for a guy who seemed like the cream of the crop, but it says we don't want this type of bullshit in our are. We don't support the anti-cop backlash that seems to be prevalent in some areas, and this is the community making a statement, not just for Lt. Joe, but for good people, safety, and law enforcement. The cops in their cars seemed pretty surprised by the turnout, almost every car saying thanks for coming, that must have been tiring to do, but I'd suspect it was sincere.

Lots of military veterans in the aforementioned communities too. Probably plays a part to the attitude of the community as well.

Was hoping to see more CPD during the procession, but most cars were riding 4 people per car. Great showing by Joliet, and many of the Southern burbs. Saw cars from as far away as Arizona. Hear Vegas was also represented, as well as the neighboring states. Rauner was there, and might have been in the procession as well. Thought I saw him in a BMW, but might have been mistaken.

There's still a part of my that misses Chicago, but more so the way it was when I was a kid/young adult growing up in the 70s/80s/90s on the NW side. Took me about 6 years to accept living out here, but the showing at the procession makes me realize how good we have it out here.

9/12/2015 08:35:00 AM  

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