Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (Image source: Twitter)
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"He was just a delight to be around. Not a bad bone in his body."
Police have identified the officer who was fatally shot in Fox Lake, Illinois, on Tuesday as 52-year-old Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 32-year veteran of the force.
He was married with four children, and went by the nickname "G.I. Joe."
Gliniewicz died while chasing three suspects Tuesday morning, police said.
"He's got four sons who are going to have to go on alone," Terry Resetar, his mother-in-law, told the Chicago Tribune.
Police said the suspects, who are still at large, led Gliniewicz on a foot pursuit shortly after 8:00 a.m. An "aggressive" manhunt continued throughout the day.
Retired Waukegan, Illinois, police officer, Thomas Poulos, who went to high school with Gliniewicz, told the Chicago Tribune that Gliniewicz “loved his job, loved his kids, loved his wife, and he loved those explorers."
"He was just a delight to be around. Not a bad bone in his body," Poulus said.
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