||LGBTQ+ police officer remembered as 'wonder woman'
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On Dec. 29, the friends and loved ones of LGBTQ+ Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic gathered at the Comfort Inn in Bourbonnais to mark the one-year anniversary of her passing, ABC 7 Chicago reported.
The hotel is where Rittmanic, 49, and her partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, were both shot in 2021 while responding to a call about a barking dog.
Rittmanic, a 21-year law-enforcement veteran, was remembered as a "wonder woman" by her family and the community she served.
Windy City Times originally noted that Rittmanic met her wife, Lyn Stua, on May 31, 1999; they were married on June 11, 2011. In a statement released last year, Stua said, "Our world has been turned upside down, obliterated and hopelessly broken. Kankakee County has lost a leader in community policing."
The full ABC article is at abc7chicago.com/sgt-marlene-rittmanic-bradley-memorial-officer-killed/12629414/ .
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