(AP) – An organization that assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty is asking the family of an Illinois police lieutenant found to have staged the scene of his suicide to return its donation.
On the day Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found dead, 100 Club of Chicago CEO Joe Ahern presented a check to the officer’s widow for $15,000.
Ahern told the Chicago Tribune this is the first time the organization has requested the return of a donation. He said the decision to seek repayment came after authorities announced Gliniewicz, of Fox Lake, took his own life amid fears his criminal activities were about to be revealed.
Motorola Solutions announced in September it would put up a $50,000 reward toward information leading to the arrest of Gliniewicz’s killer. The company announced Wednesday the money will be donated to the Fox Lake Explorer post to replace stolen funds.