WATCH: Farewell to a fallen hero

FOX LAKE, Ill, (FOX 32 News) - For the past week, thousands of people have paid tribute to a fallen Fox Lake police officer.

Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was gunned down after he radioed that he was in foot pursuit of three suspicious men.

The 52-year-old will be laid to rest Monday afternoon, following visitation and a funeral procession.

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