Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity.
At approximately 8:00 am 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 they found Lieutenant Gliniewicz mortally wounded.
The three subjects fled and remain at large.
Lieutenant Gliniewicz had served with the Fox Lake Police Department for 32 years and is a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife and four sons.