Archive of 2015 September


Deputy Sheriff Steven “Brett” Hawkins

Deputy Sheriff Brett Hawkins suffered a fatal heart attack following an emergency response. The call involved a frantic subject and a subsequent search of the home and large surrounding area. He suffered the heart attack several hours after returning following his shift. Deputy Hawkins had served with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served with the

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Deputy Chief John P. McKee

Deputy Chief John McKee died as the result of cancer he developed following his assignment to assist with search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center site immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the attacks, Chief McKee spent over one month at the ground zero site coordinating the allocation of his agency's resources and personnel for the search and

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Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

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

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