Lake County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Unit
Strikes For Illinois Special Olympics Update
The 2013 Strikes for Special Olympics is now in the history books and the event raised over $700.00 for the cause. We would like to thanks all our sponsors for their generous donations and all the participants who attended. Pictures of the event can be found on the Detail Photos tab.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fund-raising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fund-raising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $28 million over 27 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.
The Lake Country Sheriff's Office Receives Award From Illinois Special Olympics
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fund-raising event benefiting Illinois Special Olympics. It is an annual intrastate relay fundraiser conducted by officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state. The Torch Run has two goals, to raise money and gain awareness for all the athletes who participate in Illinois Special Olympics. In 2012, the Lake County Sheriff's Office raised $9,969.71 and recently received a plaques for their outstanding efforts.
The Lake Country Reserve Deputy Unit in Mourning
It is with regret and great sadness that we mourn the death of retired Reserve Lieutenant Richard "Rick" Tippett. Rick passed away suddenly on September 11th and leaves behind a wife and two children. Please join us in expressing our deepest sympathy to the Tippett family.
Lake Villa Hero Returns Home
On Sunday, June 24th, members of the Lake County Reserve Deputy Unit, along with Lake Villa Police and the Iron Justice Motorcycle Club joined forces to escort home Michael Anthony Soto from his Tour of Duty in Afghanistan; Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF 11.2. Corpsman Soto HM3 (FMF) is the son of Reserve Deputy Antonio Soto and was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, NATO Campaign Ribbon and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. A welcome home celebration was held at the Lake Villa VFW Post 4308. On behalf of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, we thank Corpsman Soto for his service to our country! Welcome Home!
Cops on the Roof Benefitting Special Olympics
Drivers wanting to pick up a donut or some coffee on the way to work were greeted June 1 by several Lake County Sheriff's officers. But all the officers were looking for was donations to the Cops on the Roof Top fund-raiser for the Special Olympics. The Lake County Sheriff's Office location in Third Lake, IL was manned by Reserve Deputies Dario Frank & Colleen Spoden and by Deputies Dave McNichol, Mike Platt and Sarah Balms. The support was outstanding with donations totalling over $1,800.00!
Sheriff Mark Curran Welcomes Nine New Reserve Deputies
On May 6th, 2012, Sheriff Mark Curran presided over the graduation ceremony of RBTC #12-01 class at the Emergency Operations Center in Libertyville. Nine Probational Reserve Deputies graduated after 6 months and 148 hours of training. Included in the areas of training were Defensive Tactics, O.C., Traffic Control, Policies & Procedures, Legal Procedures, etc…. The nine RD’s were sworn in by Clerk of Lake County Willard Helander.
The Lake Country Reserve Deputy Bowl-a-Thon Raises Over $1,100 for Illinois Special Olympics
The Lake County Reserve Deputy Unit hosted it's annual Bowl-a-Thon benefitting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois at Brunswick Hawthorn Lanes on Sunday, March 18th. Over 50 bowlers, young and old, attended the "cosmic style" bowling party to raise awareness and money for Illinois Special Olympics. Along with the fun, 20 individuals won door prizes ranging from Special Olympics tee shirts, restaurant gift certificates, bowling balls to the grand prize, an autographed Bears football. But the happiest person in attendance was four-year old Jake Zider, grandson of Reserve Deputy Glenn Smith, who won a Northwestern University football.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® has raised more than $22.025 million over 25 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.
Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination – the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in June in Normal.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is a strong supporter of the Torch Run and has raised over $30,000 just in the past two years alone! If you would like to contribute, or purchase a 2012 Special Olympics Torch Run tee-shirt, please contact email@example.com.
The Lake Country Reserve Deputy Unit Mourns the Loss of a Legend
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we mourn the death of retired Reserve Deputy Walter "Wally" Wenzel. Wally passed away Sunday, February 26th unexpectedly. Wally is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose and his son Wayne. Wally was a United States Coast Guard Veteran and joined the Reserve Deputy Unit in 1986. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief and after 23 years of service, retired in 2009. Even after retirement Wally stayed in contact with the unit, attending monthly unit meetings, and keeping up to date on our activities. Wally will be sorely missed. We ask that you keep Wally and his family in your prayers.
At the December unit meeting, Deputy Chief Dennis Delia just announced that the Reserve Deputy Unit completed over 17,400 hours of service in 2010, eclipsing last year's record total by over 1,400 hours. That is quite an impressive accomplishment and even more impressive, at a cost of "zero" to the tax payers of Lake County. We would like to remind the citizens of Lake County that all the Reserve Deputies that you see on the street, assisting you in public safety, are volunteers that donate their time to make certain that the public can attend local functions and events safely.
The unit began as a neighborhood watch program in 1978 that reported suspicious activity and crimes in progress to the Sheriff's Department. A desire for further involvement lead to the formation of Mobile Eye One, a unit used for search and rescue missions in Lake County and assisting other local municipalities with traffic control.
In 1978, the original 16 members of Mobile Eye One were sworn in as Lake County Sheriff Reserve Deputies. Today, the Lake County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Unit is a dedicated group of 50 sworn Reserve Deputies whose contribution to community service is in the area of law enforcement.
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