Kankakee County, Illinois (WIFR) — “Kankakee County has misplaced a neighborhood policing chief,” the Bradley Police Division stated in an announcement issued by the Illinois Police on Monday. Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot lifeless after receiving a name at Consolation Inn on Wednesday, December 29.
On Thursday, December thirtieth, a parade was held for Rittmanic. A whole bunch of first responders from throughout Illinois escorted her physique from Bradley, Illinois to the Clancy-Gernon Funeral House in Bourbonnet.
“Marlene believes in individuals and her potential to respect the neighborhood; meet them the place they stay; attempt to perceive their true wants; and work collectively to search out options which have the least affect on individuals’s lives,” Bradley Police Division stated.
Colleagues stated that Rittmanic believes her job is to make her neighborhood secure for everybody, and he or she believes-and stated, “Simply because you may, does not imply it is best to.”
Rittmanic was awarded the 2020 Marshal of the 12 months and is a movie producer for publishing poets, novice photographers and household occasions, Bradley Police Division recruitment and neighborhood occasions.
“Our neighborhood evokes us with the blue mild that flashes day and evening and the presents of meals and provides. We’re eternally grateful to all of you and thanks from the underside of our hearts.”
The assertion additionally consists of phrases from Rittmanic’s household. “The police departments-there are throughout Illinois-there are many, if we attempt to checklist them, we are going to miss one. They supply Marlene, her household and our prolonged household with unconditional, voluntary, unpaid, and nothing. The non-included companies have been fastidiously taken care of. Come out and proceed.”
“Our world has been turned the other way up, destroyed, and desperately damaged.”
As a substitute of flowers, you may make a memorial to the Marlene Rittmanic Memorial Fund of the Commonwealth Financial institution of Bradley, Illinois. These companies and the Clancy Gernon Funeral House in Bourbonnet, Illinois will settle for the monument, which is helping within the association.
The household presently doesn’t use any on-line crowdfunding sources, and extra info will likely be launched within the subsequent few days.