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Who Is Marlene Rittmanic, Bradley Police Sgt. Killed In Hotel Shooting In Kankakee County?



Marlene Rittmanic

Marlene Rittmanic was a police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a call at a Kankakee County hotel this week.

Who Is Marlene Rittmanic

Bradley Police Department Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic, 49, was among two officers shot at a Comfort Inn hotel while they were responding to a report of dogs barking in a vehicle.

Marlene Rittmanic passed away at an area hospital following the shooting and was identified on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

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In a statement, the Bradley Police Chief Donald Barber said:

“Sergeant Rittmanic laid down her life while protecting the citizens of Bradley. We are asking the public to respectfully give consideration to the family of Sergeant Rittmanic and the Bradley Police Department while we continue to grieve and work through this tragedy.”

Marlene Rittmanic, who lived in Kankakee, joined the Bradley Police Department in 2007 and was promoted to sergeant in 2014.

Marlene Rittmanic previously spent seven years as a deputy with the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.



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