Monday, February 06, 2017

Retiree Killed by Retiree

  • A retired Chicago Police officer has been charged with killing his wife, also a retired Chicago Police officer, on Friday in northwest suburban Spring Grove.

    Lorin E. Volberding, 71, was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife and ordered held on $100,000 bail, according to McHenry County sheriff’s office records.

    Officers responded at 1:23 p.m. on Friday to a home in the 10800 block of East Riviera Drive after a 911 call was placed by a neighbor, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office. They found Elizabeth M. Volberding, 68, with a gunshot wound to her neck. She was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. An autopsy on Saturday found she died of the gunshot wound.
No idea if there's a retiree network to assist in what would be an E.A.P. situation for regular duty personnel. Sometimes retirement is as bad as the job.



Anonymous 29 and a day said...

worked with and knew both in 023, many moons ago The EAP IS available for retirees for free. . Use it if you need it

2/06/2017 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Volberding was known on the job as Betty Brinkman......

They got married shortly before they retired.....

2/06/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked in 015 and Betty was always great to be around. As for her POS husband may he rot in hell.

2/06/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No.....sorry.....retirement is NEVER as bad as being on the job. This is obviously a case of someone driving somebody else crazy or one of the two is batshit crazy to begin with. Retirement eases stress, it's not the other way around. Anyway my sympathies go out to both of them.

2/06/2017 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes retirement is as bad as the job....but:

There is also a possibility that some people are just total scumbags, regardless of whether they are cops or not. I know lots of 20+ year CPD employees that don't kill their wives. It's not the job's fault, the job doesn't make us victims. We make ourselves victims when we don't tend to our emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.

2/06/2017 03:48:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Sad story.

2/06/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please spare us of the fake fellings. No one cares..... and never did

2/06/2017 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/06/2017 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lies all lies.
1. Go home safe
2. Family comes first
3. We are all family
4. If you work hard
5. We help each other

2/06/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had fun on the job, usually worked crappy districts and details and made them entertaining by doing things like founding a church that required male members to have a beard. Wore the beard till it started itching. Drove the bosses nuts, worked with some turds but mostly great guys, and my 26 years just flashed by. BUT retirement is better. Don't think of yourselves as victims. Regards, Reverend Al.

2/06/2017 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She knew what she was getting into before they were married and she married him.To me that equals both nut jobs. She stayed since they retired in 2010 and got punched out according to her son.So as we all know it just keeps escalating and it came to this. Once it starts it rarely stops. Even her son couldn't take her into leaving. Perhaps alcohol had a big part,sounds like it. But what's with the low bond,$100,000.

2/06/2017 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Worked with Betty in 23. My prayers go out to both their families

2/06/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to hear a story like this. Even though the shooter was only 71, he may have had the beginnings of dementia or Alzheimer's, both of which can lead to violent outbursts.

2/06/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes retirement is as bad as the job.

WRONG, it's WAY better!! I wouldn't kill my wife when I was working and certainly wouldn't kill her now................hope she feels the same way though! :)

2/06/2017 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am told Safe Call Now is free ti 1st responders, active or retired. They have Facebook page and website for info.

2/06/2017 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) the once beautiful place to live for legal immigrants has now a 300% increase in violent crime, Ald ray Lopez says this couple killed on super bowl Sunday was a "party gone wrong"

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man and woman were found fatally shot Monday morning in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Police believe they were killed during a Super Bowl party. No one was in custody Monday evening.

The bodies were discovered at about 7:30 a.m. in a home in the 2500-block of West 46th Street, police said. The landlord discovered them.

The 33-year-old woman and man, approximately 20 to 30 years old, was not immediately identified. The woman was wounded in the torso and the man was shot in the head.

Some neighbors said they heard an argument Sunday night during the Super Bowl. Investigators found signs of a party that been interrupted by violence, police said.

"Neighbors heard a sound, didn't call because they thought it was just Super Bowl related activities and I think the message to take away from all of this is when in doubt call and report," said Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward).

In recent weeks, Brighton Park has experienced a dramatic increase in violent crime -- a 300 percent jump over this time last year. Most of it has been gang related, but Lopez said this does not to appear to be the case in this instance.

"We're trying to confirm whether the individual had any gang affiliations, but right now that seems to be secondary to what happened. This may have just been a party gone wrong at this point," Lopez said.

Hey alderman without a brain a "party gone wrong" is when you serve the wrong potato chips, the beer is wrong brand this is another savage act tat begs the question "has this sanctuary city bullshit allowing illegal criminals violating federal laws caused this murder and mayhem?" Your the same alderman complaining that the national guard with tanks rolling down archer would just make things worse 300% increase in violent crime already yea alderman it could be worse are you really that stupid?

2/06/2017 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EAP is available for free to retirees. Many Peer Support members are retirees.

2/06/2017 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with Betty Brinkman in 015 starting in 1993. She was a great gal, lots of laughs, always in a good mood. Many fond memories. Her husband was, is, and will always be a douchebag! Rest in peace Betty!

2/06/2017 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betty was a sweet and great person. R.I.P.

2/06/2017 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Please spare us of the fake fellings. No one cares..... and never did

2/06/2017 06:48:00 AM


Spare us from ever having to read another thing that you might consider writing.

2/06/2017 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sad to hear a story like this. Even though the shooter was only 71, he may have had the beginnings of dementia or Alzheimer's, both of which can lead to violent outbursts."

Once again theorizing to explain someone's actions that resulted in deadly consequences. Maybe he was a ornery prick that decided the only answer was to murder his wife.

2/07/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz, aka Betty Brinkman, was a sweetheart. Knew her well and tried many times to get her husband help. Alcoholic and on many meds. Bad combination. Rest Well my very good friend Liz. God Bless

2/07/2017 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Reverend Al, who posted on 2/06/2017 at 09:05:00 AM, I had a blast working with you in 007 and watching Monty Python videos during lunch.

2/07/2017 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domestic violence has been prevelent within their relationship for over 20 years. Many offered help. None was accepted. May she finally Rest In Peace.

2/07/2017 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is her daughter - I have created a FB page for my mother.

Thank you everyone. I know she did love her time on the force.

2/08/2017 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad, she should have left him long , long time ago.
May she RIP

2/08/2017 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Son of betty brinkman said...

Obit -

Elizabeth Volberding “Betty Brinkman”, 68 of Spring Grove, died February 3, 2017.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10am until Noon and then a memorial service will be held at Noon all at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Domestic Violence Awareness Project
Betty was born February 3, 1949 the daughter of James and Elizabeth Oetjens. She served as a Chicago Police Officer until her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed crocheting and reading and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
She is survived by her children, Jennifer (Randy) Tison, Bryan (Holly) Behles, by her grandchildren, Logan B., Logan T., Jacob T., Lizzie B., Jacquelynn (David) H. and Jenessa (Anthony) B and by her sisters, Donna (Jim) Ryan and Debra Oetjens.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

2/11/2017 09:20:00 AM  

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