Authorities said Gliniewitz radioed in to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot in the village of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. Communication with him was lost soon after, said Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.JESUS!
"His backup arrived shortly thereafter and found him injured with a gunshot wound," Covelli said. "The officer has succumbed to his injuries and passed away."
Undersheriff Raymond Rose told the Chicago Tribune that the officer had also been stripped of his gun and other equipment.
One cop is gonna pursue three people?
That's just not reasonable! I DON'T EXPECT TOMBSTONE COURAGE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT!
This guy perished doing his job, but we must be honest so others don't make the same mistake. This was a breakdown in tactics. Poor judgement. And unfortunately he paid the price.
Militarized police? I'm beginning to wonder if the real issue is a lack of training...or to be brutally honest....a Superman complex.