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UPDATE: Funeral held for slain Illinois police officer

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ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers are attending the funeral of a suburban Chicago police officer who was fatally shot last week.
   Friends and family of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz also attended the service Monday at a high school in Antioch, his nearby hometown.
   The 52-year-old Gliniewicz was shot Tuesday while chasing three suspicious men on foot in a marshy area of the lakeside community, about 45 miles northwest of Chicago. Police are still searching for suspects.
   Gliniewicz, a married father of four sons, was a 30-year veteran of the police department. His wife, Mel, wore a police badge on a necklace during the service, where her husband's coffin was draped in an American flag. Attendees included Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.


FOX LAKE, Ill. (WKOW) -- Family and friends of Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz will say goodbye to the veteran police officer. Funeral services are scheduled to be held at his old high school in Antioch this morning.

A memorial for the slain officer grows as the community in the far north Chicago suburbs prepares to say a final goodbye.

A steady stream of the grief-stricken mourners flocked to the growing memorial outside the Fox Lake Police Department. Downers Grove resident Elizabeth Peters didn't know Gliniewicz, but feels his loss, especially as the daughter of a police officer.

"I just want to say I hope everyone is safe, especially knowing my dad is out there. It hits home," she said.

Gliniewicz leaves behind a wife and four sons and was a well-known figure in the community. The 30-year police veteran is being celebrated for his efforts to help kids.

Tributes and tokens of admiration for the fallen officer can be seen everywhere in the far north suburb and as people lean on one another in their time of need, many say this small community was changed because of Gliniewicz.

"We brought some flowers to drop off to show our respects for the officer," said Jeff Pawelka. "We want to support the community."

Authorities recovered security camera video from several area homes and businesses, hoping the recordings will provide some clues about the suspects. The tip line phone number is1-800-CALL-FBI. Tips, photos and video can also be submitted online: www.fbi.gov/foxlake.

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