Deputy Nicholas D. Weist

Deputy Nicholas D. Weist

On Friday, April 29, Knox County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nicholas D. Weist was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while setting up spike strips at the intersection of US Highway 150 at 150 Avenue in Henry County, Illinois. He is survived by his wife and...
Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

Patrol Officer Brian Sember died on April 3, 2022 from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Sember was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Ottawa Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his...
Sergeant Kenneth J. Thurman, Sr.

Sergeant Kenneth J. Thurman, Sr.

Sergeant Kenneth Thurman died on January 19, 2022 as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Thurman was a United States Army veteran and served 21 years with the Aurora Police Department. He is survived by his wife and 11 children. Our hearts...
Sergeant Kenneth J. Thurman, Sr.

Police Officer Brian R. Shields

Police Officer Brian Shields died on January 11, 2022 as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Shields had served with the Aurora Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and five children. Our hearts are with the Shields...
Deputy Michael Queeney

Deputy Michael Queeney

Deputy Michael Queeney passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 virus. He is survived by his wife and five children. Our hearts are with the Queeney family and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. To donate in memory of Deputy Queeney, please visit our...
Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50 late Wednesday, December 29. She is survived by her wife. Our hearts are with the Rittmanic family and the...
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